Improving format of received form emails

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    schmidtsmeatmarket
    Asked on March 27, 2019 at 12:54 PM
    Also, while I have form started, I'm struggling with exporting it into a readable form for our meat cutters.  Do you think a fillable PDF would be a better option?  If so, again, is there an option for a button for more information?
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    Victoria_K
    Answered on March 27, 2019 at 01:09 PM

    Fillable PDF can be an offline option. May I ask what do you mean by 'readable form'? Is it supposed to be filled out form or just a printable copy of your online form?

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    schmidtsmeatmarket
    Answered on March 27, 2019 at 01:43 PM
    My intent is to have our customers complete their cutting instructions and submit them to us using Jot Form. However, when we receive the form in our email it is far too small to read when we print it out (and too many pages for that matter). Exporting the data doesn’t help either as it populates just one row. Today, we hand write all of the cutting instructions on a consistent form (see attached). Our meat cutters then take the cutting instruction form and clip it on to the meat cutting saw so they know how thick to cut the steaks, how big to cut the roasts, etc. The document needs to be consistent for efficiencies.

    Lynnita Schmidt


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    Mike
    Answered on March 27, 2019 at 03:51 PM

    The content of the email can be edited and formatted with a rich text editor.

    Example:

    Additionally, you can receive submission PDFs as the email attachments:

    How to include submissions as PDF attachment in the email notifications

    The submission PDF document template can be edited as well:

    Introducing JotForm PDF Editor - Turn Form Responses into Designed PDFs

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    schmidtsmeatmarket
    Answered on April 01, 2019 at 03:43 PM
    Hello, the PDF Editor is new since I worked on this last September. It is exactly what I need!! I have several conditional statements in my form. Is there a way to suppress fields with nothing in them in the PDF? I’m trying to get my PDF to one page.

    Thanks.

    https://form.jotform.com/80875046764163

    Lynnita Schmidt


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    Victoria_K
    Answered on April 01, 2019 at 04:09 PM

    Yes, it is possible to hide empty fields for the PDF. The setting is already applied to your form:

    Let us know if you need more help. 

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    schmidtsmeatmarket
    Answered on April 01, 2019 at 05:43 PM
    Awesome, it does print on one page when I actually print it and not just look at it online.

    Another question….when it prints it doesn’t take up the entire page width wise. Is there a way to change that? It looks fine on the screen, but when it prints there’s a 2.5” margin on the right. I would like it to fill the page. (I’m using the standard margins at the moment.)

    Lynnita Schmidt



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    Kevin_G
    Answered on April 01, 2019 at 07:40 PM

    Since your last question is related to a different matter, we will continue assisting you here: https://www.jotform.com/answers/1778836 

    Please also kindly open a new thread for new unrelated questions, this helps us to assist you better. 

    Thanks.