This is not a question, asking for a (single) tool, although to answer my question, of course tools are involved. The focus of this question is, asking for advice in which direction to head for.
I have a JAVA-background, so in order to generate any document, Jasper Reports are a good starting point.
Coming to Python, I am facing the requirement, that our customer wants either PDF output oder (ideally) .docx (Office 2010). Since Office 2010 is able to read
.odt, my first approach was using
py3o to do the job in Libreoffice. But that was a bit dissatisfying. The compatibility between Libreoffice and MS Office isn't as good as expected.
Would it be a better approach to target
weasyprint which generates PDF from HTML and CSS. The demo looks quite promising, but I hesitate to use CSS for the job.
My question is: what is the common way to deal with "reports" under python?
P.S.: I should mention, that the software is required to be Open Source or has to have at least a community version