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    How can I redesign the PDF form?

    Asked by lynettewilliams on April 12, 2017 at 09:29 PM

    My Final Walk Through Checklist - I am trying to get it to fit on two pages.  I select the Final Walk Through form, go to More - Create PDF and then print it.

    Is there a way to accomplish the following?

    1.  Less space taken up on the TOP of the first page of the form

    2.  More space at the top of the second page (after the page break)

    2.  Make the checkboxes in the matrices larger

    3.  Less vertical space for each row of the matrices

    4.  Is there a way to make the first column of the matrix show the question on one line without making the row height increase?

    5.  Less vertical space between the question and the YES / NO (pertains to the first YES / No question)?

    Page URL:
    https://form.jotform.us/71015694992161

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by candy on April 13, 2017 at 02:30 AM

    Hello,

    I've cloned your form on my side in order to test it.

    First of all, The PDF of the form is the original form. So, if you want to do some changing you need to change your form. Especially, if you prefer to set the checkboxes inside the input table larger, you need to inject some CSS codes to your form as you can see the screenshot below of the Advanced Designer:

    Also, if you want to print the PDF as 2 pages, you can set the text sizes on the form smaller.

    You can set the first column of the matrix show the question on one line without making the row height increase, by injecting the following CSS codes to the form:

    .form-matrix-column-headers{ font-size: 8px !important;}

    If you set the font size smaller, the matrix headers will be on one line as seen below:

    If you want to have less vertical space in your form, you can set this in the Advanced Designer as you can see the screenshot below:

    On the other hand, I guess editing the PDF in a 3rd party PDF editors would be the best for you in order to reduce the spaces in the PDF. There are many 3rd party editors online. If you need to download pdf editor that will enable you to change the document, you can take a look at the Adobe Acrobat pdf editor, they have a trial version that lasts 30 days which should work for you.

    You can also try using online alternatives: 

    PDFescape

    PDF buddy

    With the online alternatives, you will have to upload your PDF file to their service to get the option to change the file. 

    The way of editing depends on the software you choose.

    I hope this will help you.

    Thanks.

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    Answered by lynettewilliams on April 13, 2017 at 07:24 PM

    Thank you very much.  Yes, I did have to resort to the Adobe Acrobat PDF Editor.  Although my form looks fabulous online, printing it out left much to be desired.  It looks great now that I resorted to the Acrobat PDF Editor.