Creating tables and formatting the info in them to PDF Editor

  • waynebrian1
    Answered on January 09, 2020 01:24 PM

    I have a grant that I format with one column left justified and the others right justified.  Once the applicant fills out and submits, then I download/print, doesn't matter which method I use to obtain it, the table has spread out (sometimes off the page) and all columns are centered.  What can I do to prevent this?  Also, in last year's grant process, some of them went beyond the two decimals I set it for, at times, scrolling 10 to 20 digits after the decimal.  Very erratic.

  • VincentJay
    Answered on January 09, 2020 03:38 PM

    Are you referring to this table?

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    If yes, you can select the field in the PDF Editor and drag it to the width you want.  I created a screencast guide on how to adjust the width of the field.

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    Please try it and let us know if you have any questions. Thank you.

  • waynebrian1
    Answered on January 09, 2020 04:50 PM
    The problem is not in the way it looks in the original grant application, the problem lies in what happens to it when they fill out, submit and then I download. The justification gets screwed up and also the numerical formatting. Strange thing is the things that get messed up, i.e., number of digits after the decimal, are not uniform from application to application.
    Here is an example of what happened with it adding ;amp;amp;amp numerous times in a column that the application doesn’t even touch. The digit issue didn’t happen with this particular application.
    But the running off the page did:
  • jherwin
    Answered on January 09, 2020 08:28 PM

    Unfortunately, the screenshot you attached didn't reach our support forum. Can you please open this thread: 2108308 through a browser and repost the images again so we can view them on our end?

    Here's the guide: How-to-Post-Screenshots-to-Our-Support-Forum

  • waynebrian1
    Answered on January 13, 2020 10:58 AM

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  • waynebrian1
    Answered on January 13, 2020 11:01 AM

    1578931249amp run off page sample Screenshot 0

    amp; symbol shows up after they submit.  makes column run off right side of page, can't see amounts

  • waynebrian1
    Answered on January 13, 2020 11:03 AM

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    example of left column changing size after submittal, causing right columns to "squish".  also numbers are now formatted either left justified or center instead of right, as the form was created to do.

  • waynebrian1
    Answered on January 13, 2020 11:04 AM

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    These tables were set up as the same size when created.  After submittal, this happens

  • waynebrian1
    Answered on January 13, 2020 11:06 AM

    1578931513dropping zeros Screenshot 0

    In rows 11 and 13 as you see above.  These are calculations where grantee does not fill out manually.  It has been set up the same for all, but some submittals dropped the last three zeros.  Not consistent.  

  • VincentJay
    Answered on January 13, 2020 12:30 PM


    I cloned your form and test the PDF document. Here's what I got:

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    Unfortunately, we do not have any other option to show what you want. The table auto-adjust depending on the submission data. (long or short)

    Let us know if you have any questions.