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What an interesting thread. I investigated these technologies many years ago and am surprised by how little has changed based on the responses provided.

After thinking through why, I speculate that the only two potential reasons are that either the solution space has been perfected OR the demand for the service was waned. Based on the responses to this thread, I don't think it is because it has been perfected. It having waned makes perfect sense since there are far fewer places where anyone needs or wants paper.

But clearly you found a few. Thinking through how I would solve those scenarios without using a hated report writer, I might create a domain specific solution if applicable. Have you considered a document editor, such as MS word, that either supports templating out of the gate, provides an "addin" infrastructure where you can perform your own template application, or uses a file format that can easily be modified programmatically to insert data from the source into template fields. Modifying and printing a document where the format can be changed by the author using tools they already know how to use might be appreciated. Of course this ignores the entire specification of the datasets the reports are run against. But if those are fixed or can be controlled in another manner, then this might work out.
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