I'm creating a template for a simple printable document where the user should be able to change the placeholder text and example images. These user won't have access to any fancy program like InDesign.

The documents will contain information about different projects and each project leader should be able to add project information and a photo of the project group.

I'm thinking of either creating an interactive pdf using InDesing or a Word template using Word (duh).

The interactive pdf seems more elegant but is it possible to change photos? The Word way is maybe easier but I don't want the user to be able to change fonts, size, text placement etc...

I found this question which addresses the issue but does anybody have any different ideas? Maybe there are som online web tools for doing this?


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    Howabout latex or a web solution? – joojaa Jun 17 '15 at 7:10
  • I don't want to force the user to install any new software (Office and Adobe Reader is ok) so I'm not sure about LaTeX. A web solution could absolutely work though. Any suggestions? – bjornlof Jun 17 '15 at 7:16
  • Well you can't do anything with Acrobat then. It's called Acrobat reader because you can only view files. You need beefier versions of Acrobat to be able to edit stuff. – Joonas Jun 17 '15 at 7:19
  • I guess that makes sense. Although it's possible to edit (or rather add) text. – bjornlof Jun 17 '15 at 8:35
  • CK editor could probably be salvaged for this purpose. The server could then use whatever system to produce the final print. – joojaa Jun 17 '15 at 9:11

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