PDF editor: allow the same headers to be generated when a new page is added

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    sunshinepeds
    Asked on September 11, 2019 at 04:34 PM

    The page length of each of my submissions may vary based on whether some fields aren't shown because they're empty. Since we need a hard copy once the form is filled out, I want pages 2, 3, etc., to have the patient name and date at the top of each page. Looking back at other questions/answers, I see that you're supposed to be able to do it, but when I go into the PDF editor, I have fields that carry over from one page to the next. Even if I try to insert name/sub date at the top of the page (in between 2 questions), that's not where it might fall when the pdf is previewed. And if I add a page break, it might not fall where it's supposed to either.

    How do I get a header that will show up on the top of every page if the document is 2 pages or 10? I feel like I'm missing something obvious!



    This is a re-post of a comment on How to Customize PDF Submissions Report

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    EltonCris
    Answered on September 11, 2019 at 05:19 PM

    Uncheck Hide empty form fields in the PDF layout settings so empty fields will be shown PDF.

    If you want the same header for all the pages, you can copy the header from the first page and paste it to the second page.

    Here's a visual guide;

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    sunshinepeds
    Answered on September 12, 2019 at 03:43 AM
    Hi there!
    Thank you for the response. The thing is, I don't want the empty fields to print. I'd rather the submission file shrink or expand according to how many questions are answered.
    The video is helpful if I knew the report would be exactly 2 pages, but how will I know how many pages to create if the submission data could shrink the pdf to 2 pages or expand to who-knows how many?
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    Jed_C
    Answered on September 12, 2019 at 06:58 AM

    When you first view the PDF editor, you will see all the fields in the editor. If you adjust the field size as shown in my colleague's screencast, the page count might decrease as you are compressing the fields, but the default page count should be displayed the first time you view the submission in PDF editor.

    If you notice fields or data not correctly displaying the text, try creating a new PDF document and it should load the data correctly.

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    sunshinepeds
    Answered on September 12, 2019 at 10:43 AM
    Hi there,
    The page count isn't exactly my issue. So there's no way to allow pdf editor to organically allow headers to form on each subsequent page no matter if there is 2 pages or 10 generated from the patient responses on the form?
    Each time a patient fills out the form, I can't waste time in the editor to create new pages with a header. If you create a header in Word document, for example, whenever you generate a new page, the same header also follows. That's all I was wondering if the pdf editor can do here.
    Shaila
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    Richie_P
    Answered on September 12, 2019 at 12:02 PM

    You would have to add the headers manually in the PDF editor. There is no current option to allow the headers to be copied or automatically create when a new page is added.

    I have forwarded a feature request to our developers to allow headers to be automatically created  when a new page is created.

    Do note that we cannot give an ETA when this feature would be added however, we will keep you posted via this thread.