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I would suggest a simple approach where users can select which all pdf's they want by using checkboxes. Users can select them and also bulk select them as shown below download bmml source – Wireframes created with Balsamiq Mockups
What about… HTML pages ? You know, these things that can be opened directly in the browser… Another idea is to generate a composite PDF file containing all the statements, neatly separated.
Since they are all PDF's I would combine the PDF's on the server and have them download one PDF. Any other way you go is just going to have some layer of complexity, which seems to be what you are trying to avoid. Sure, there are some valid reasons why putting them all in one isn't a good idea, but there is no best answer.
You could offer a tiny downloader app like the ones you get when you download apps from a website such as softonic or google (chrome installer) that essentially pulls rest of the stuff from the Internet. My University provides a huge amount of materials online and there is this small application that downloads all those updates and feeds from their servers. ...
There are a few options. Individual files You can have a guide explaining how to download an HTML file from the browser which includes images and all related files. Basically a manual for the "save as HTML" option of the browser. You can offer them in word 2007 using, for instance PHP. You can offer them in odt using, for instance, PHP. If you have a ...
Does it matter? I would say that as soon as the internet connection actually works, it is fine no matter how long it will take to download the necessary binaries. What is important is that the users gets feedback about this. E.g. current throughput (kbps), and some kind of progress indication which can be graphical and/or in text (xxxx Mbytes of total yyyy ...
If you are referring to the downloading of files external to the web browser, then the browser interaction is the same regardless if a user interacts with the page directly or it happens via an JS or AJAX call. Typically, you'll have modal prompt asking you where to save the file (unless you've set your browser up to already handle that in an automated way) ...
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