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    How can I capture data then print if off in a form

    Asked by aspex on February 15, 2017 at 07:57 AM

    I am trying to use a form to capture data and then print it off as formatteded document or save it say as a PDF or Word doc. The idea being that the user can enter their data and build the contents of their document and then save it to their hard drive. I want to use the form like a wizard.

     

    Thanks,

     

    Mark

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    Answered by Jim_R on February 15, 2017 at 10:06 AM

    Hello Mark, I'm afraid the main goal of JotForm is to provide you with a form to collect data/info from your respondents. Since some of the things you mentioned are achievable, I'll list them all for your reference:

    I am trying to use a form to capture data and then print it off as formatteded document...

    We have an option to allow you to print your forms by adding a print button. But that's not meant to be a formatted document. It's just similar to how you just print a page off of the internet.

    Related guides:

    Print-Button-on-Forms

    How-to-Print-the-Form-with-the-Users-Data

    ...or save it say as a PDF...

    Yes, you may save your Submission Data in a PDF Format (there's XLS and CSV formats too).

    Complete guide: How-to-Download-Form-Submissions-as-Excel-CSV-PDF

    ...or Word doc...

    Sorry but we don't have anything for a .doc/.docx format. You may go with the XLS version instead of using PDF then just paste it on MS Word.

    The idea being that the user can enter their data and build the contents of their document and then save it to their hard drive. I want to use the form like a wizard.

    This can't be done as far as I know. The form's main goal is to gather data from your users. If you need something to work like a wizard, you either have to build it from ground up or use an existing wizard that fits your requirements.