View Full Version : Flex programming language question and books for a newbie?

09-21-2009, 11:35 PM
I am a complete newbie to Flex. There was a Flex developer in our project who left so that work has come to me. My background is mainly C,C++ with some HTML, JavaScript.

I have a couple of questions and would appreciate if someone could respond to them.

I am going through the Adobe Videotrainings at http://www.adobe.com/devnet/flex/videotraining/ to get acquainted with Flex. In addition, I am using books like
Wiley Adobe Flex 3.0 for Dummies
getting_started_with_Flex3 available at Adobe Video training link
APress Foundation ActionScript 3.0 with Flash CS3 and Flex

Any other books which are recommended?

The Flex application I am expected to maintain and enhance prints out reports in PDF format which we need to be in MS-Word format. I have looked at the source for the application and see the below lines in one file

<cfdocument format="pdf" filename="#report_filename_format#" orientation="landscape"

Is there a way to do it in the program so that the output is a MS-Word document? I understand the format attribute can take only "PDF" or "flashpaper" as values as per http://livedocs.adobe.com/coldfusion/7/htmldocs/wwhelp/wwhimpl/common/html/wwhelp.htm?context=ColdFusion_Documentation&file=00000236.htm.

Can someone please clarify?

Thanks a lot.