Getting signatures and form fields data in PDF

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    Asked on February 03, 2018 at 11:40 AM

    I want to insert a pdf that populates the user's name into the document and then asks them to sign it as well. 

    Is there a way to make that happen?  Or is there some alternative way to get a signature on a document.

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    Answered on February 03, 2018 at 01:42 PM

    Thank you for contacting us.

    Would you like to receive some specific document signed, or a generic submission PDF file with the form submission data is fine?

    At JotForm you can add your custom text using a Text field type.

    Then, it will be possible to receive the submission PDF by email and also download it at any time.

    Example of the submission PDF:

    We also support professional Adobe Sign and DocuSign services to receive the electronic signatures.

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    Answered on February 04, 2018 at 02:25 PM

    That's a great way to workaround it.  What about populating the current date into the text?  For example someone signs an NDA today, I want it to say on this "This Agreement is made on [DATE]..."

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    Answered on February 04, 2018 at 02:54 PM

    It should be possible. Add a Date Picker field with the enabled current date.

    You can optionally hide that field.

    Then, use the unique field {name} within the Text field.

    Please note that a 'Show Headers and Texts' option should be enabled to include the text fields to the PDFs. Here is a link to the guide:

    How to Show Headers and Text in the PDF

    Thank you.

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    Answered on February 04, 2018 at 03:41 PM


    Any chance there is a way to make a short date work and flip to a long date?  For instance typing 1/1/95 and it turning to 01/01/1995 instead.

    Right now it just gives an error message.

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    Answered on February 04, 2018 at 03:52 PM

    We will resolve the next question on a separate thread here