For maybe close to 2 decades we have had our mainframe Natural reports distributed to users as email attachments that, when loaded into Word or Excel, a home-written macro was run to ensure the output was properly formatted to make it readable.
We are now getting pressure - especially from some in our user base who are outside our company - to find another solution as they are increasingly resistant to loading our macros onto their computers. It’s been called “hokey” the way we do things and are in search of a better solution.
Is there anyone in the community here who sends Natural job output over email as attachments that are formatted to be opened in Word and Excel that does things a different way (doesn’t require the end-user to have a macro to ensure proper formatting is done)?
Any alternate solution would be considered, whether it be a product or a home-written one.
Thanks in advance!