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    Email Alerts to PDF?

    Asked by JasonKoscinski on September 18, 2012 at 02:59 PM

    Hello - Is there anyway we can have our email alerts be sent out as PDF rather than text or HTML?  We wanting the email alert to be a legitmate PDF or Nicely Formatted Word Document.



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    Answered by pinoytech on September 18, 2012 at 03:10 PM

    Hi Jason,

    You might like to take a look at my colleague's response on this thread: http://www.jotform.com/answers/30231-Notification-Email-to-PDF

    If you need further assistance, feel free to contact us at anytime.

    Thank you!

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    Answered by JasonKoscinski on September 18, 2012 at 03:20 PM

    Okay that is the direction I am attempting to now implement.  Is there anyway that I can ask Jotform to drop my PDF files into a specific folder other than "JotForm"?

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    Answered by JasonKoscinski on September 18, 2012 at 04:57 PM

    Okay I still have not found a solution that works for our application. Jot form is creating a new folder in dropbox for each PDF so the file is being nested every entry which kills any automation by other apps.  Other apps don't see files that are nested in other folders. Anyone have any idea on a way to have each submission auto converted to PDF and auto emailed out?

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    Answered by fxr on September 18, 2012 at 06:27 PM


    Jason, unfortunately there is not a any means to automatically convert a submission to PDF form and have it automatically emailed out.


    You can however configure your Dropbox integration to keep new submissions in the one folder.