Decrease row height of input table within pdf document

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    Asked on July 29, 2020 at 02:06 PM

    In the pdf report, I need to decrease a lot the column height of my tables, so that it is very thight to the words.

    How can I do that? 

    1596046000column hieght.JPG

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    Answered on July 29, 2020 at 06:18 PM

    Unfortunately, there is no option to resize each row of the INPUT TABLE on the PDF report to tighten the spaces. It's only possible to resize the entire element. 


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    Answered on July 30, 2020 at 04:09 AM

    Would that be possible if I’d subscribe to a paid version of jotform?

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    Answered on July 30, 2020 at 06:57 AM

    It is not possible as well even when you upgrade the account. Using a FREE account allows you to use all paid features, though limited in terms of submissions.

    So currently, you may increase the font size in case you want to reduce spaces on each cell.

    But let me forward this as a feature request to our developers. I cannot provide an assurance that this will be implemented in the future, but we'll inform you here once an update is available.

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    Answered on August 26, 2020 at 02:26 PM

    I am also facing this challenge. I have a PDF form, with a table that I created using a Text element. 

    In my local dev environment, the table looks like this:

    1598466310Screen Shot 2020-08-26 at 2.24

    In the PDF editor, the table looks like this:

    1598466333Screen Shot 2020-08-26 at 2.24

    Please update the PDF Editor version to allow for custom row height, and more height control in general.

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    Answered on August 26, 2020 at 02:38 PM


    I've made some progress by setting a height on eachand putting the same height inline with CSS.

    This is where I have it now:

    1598467174Screen Shot 2020-08-26 at 2.39 

    Hopefully I have solved this problem.

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    Answered on August 26, 2020 at 03:36 PM

    Update II:

     • To keep row height down, I've found that using a SPAN to create my checkboxes is working better than nesting a table.
     • I've set a height on each TD of 16px using height="16" on the TD and style="height:16px; with an inline style tag

    This is the checkbox markup:

    1598470517Screen Shot 2020-08-26 at 3.35

    These are the checkboxes as they appear in the table:
    1598470552Screen Shot 2020-08-26 at 3.30

    I can now increase the height a bit to make it more usable when printed.

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    Answered on August 26, 2020 at 05:10 PM

    Thank you for sharing this workaround, @trhcux. However, I believe this only applies if you want to create a custom Table in the PDF Editor. It is not associated with the data submitted to the form.

    So when you fill out the form and submits it, the table will remain unfilled because it is not connected to a field in the form and is not fillable.