How to show different text in PDF Creator?

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    ocstokrode
    Asked on October 28, 2020 at 12:57 PM

    Will this be possible... ?

    In the form builder I will make a choice field with radio buttons:
    (Question about chocolate is just an is example)

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    In PDF Creator I want to get a different text regarding the answer on the question.

    In case of answer Yes
    Text A will be displayed (and text can be a whole paragraph)

    "Most chocolate falls into one of three categories: milk chocolate, dark chocolate or white chocolate."

    In case of answer No
    Text B will be displayed (and text can be a whole paragraph)

    "Although chocolate's sweet, pleasant taste may put a smile on your face, there are some disadvantages associated with eating this rich food."

    Will this be possible?

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    Kenneth_C
    Answered on October 28, 2020 at 03:32 PM

    Thank you for reaching support,

    Unfortunately, conditions can only be done on the form and not in the PDF creator.

    I suggest creating a Paragraph field with their respective texts set it to hidden and use conditions to show them.

    Here is the related guide: https://www.jotform.com/help/316-how-to-show-or-hide-fields-base-on-user-s-answer

    I hope that helps.

    Best.

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    ocstokrode
    Answered on October 28, 2020 at 03:50 PM

    Thanks Kenneth_C

    When I create Paragraph fields, and set them hidden and only showing regarding the condition, that works of course. I used this system plenty times. But this works only in the form.

    But in the PDF, all paragraphs will be showed always. Hidden or not.
    Or will I overlook something?


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    Kenneth_C
    Answered on October 28, 2020 at 05:58 PM

    Hi there,

    You may create a PDF Submission Report and only include which fields that are relevant.

    So depending on the result of the submission, the fields which have values will show in the PDF.

    Here is the related guide: https://www.jotform.com/help/384-how-to-customize-pdf-submissions-report

    Best.

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    ocstokrode
    Answered on October 29, 2020 at 04:35 AM

    Hi

    Thanks for info, but I'm afraid that's not exactly I want to reach...

    I don't want a PDF submission report but create a PDF-file with own layout in PDF-Creator. This PDF will be sent to the customer with an email. The PDF will be produced in a 'contract' layout (it's for renting meeting rooms).

    And so depending of the choice another text has to be added in the PDF.

    I made a short example form:
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    I made some conditions:1603959978_5f9a7caa17c26_Schermafbeeldin

    and in PDF-creator I will get both text fields... (also the 'hidden' text BBB)

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    Sam_G
    Answered on October 29, 2020 at 06:22 AM

    Hi Ocstokrode,

    You can check and follow this guide to import your own PDF:

    https://www.jotform.com/help/548-How-Can-I-Import-My-Own-PDF-to-JotForm

    If you are referring to the PDF submission report, then the fields hidden in the online form, will not appear in the PDF report. This report contains the submissions data. 

    However, empty form fields can be hidden in the PDF document also.

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    You may also attach a submission PDF file in your autoresponder.

    Go to your Settings>Emails>Autoresponder>Advanced>PDF attachment to YES.

    Guide:https://www.jotform.com/help/503-How-to-include-submissions-as-PDF-attachment-in-the-email-notifications

    Please give it a try and let us know if this fits your requirements.