I need to make a transparent box in my PDF

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    ourrousehouse
    Asked on December 04, 2020 at 03:57 PM

    I am trying to make a box in my pdf report so I can set it around groups of answers in a preplanned layout, since the answers change depending on form answers but lay in an identical way each time. I need to make a transparent box but it won't let me select the white box with the red x which I am assuming is the transparency setting. If you know the hex settings in the area where it says ffff 255 255 I may be able manually set transparency in the color settings box.

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    Ariel_P
    Answered on December 04, 2020 at 07:55 PM

    Greetings,

    Thank you for contacting Support.

    The Hex and RGB(Red/Green/Blue) represents the color value. They're pretty much the same, just in different format.

    The parameter you're looking for is the "A" for Alpha. You can set the Alpha parameter from 0(fully transparent) up to 100 (fully opaque).

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    Give it a try and let us know how it goes.

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    ourrousehouse
    Answered on December 04, 2020 at 08:03 PM

    That worked for the transparency however unfortunately it still needs it's own space and I can't overlay it on my entries to create a box around them. I have tried even creating lines using astericks within the field of text of my question but even though I finally get conditional spacing I cannot get uniform spacing on the lines within the fake grid I create because my answer fields that have star ratings throw off the spacing of the adjacent three fields that make that group. I have tried doing font sizes of all sorts to get a uniform appearance but without being able to custom CSS the field size I cannot get correct spacing. Do you have any solutions? Or can I create a pdf grid using jotform then overlay my questions and answers on top?

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    Ariel_P
    Answered on December 04, 2020 at 09:40 PM

    If your PDF has a specific layout, then you can create the PDF document prior using a PDF editor of your choice. Import your custom PDF document with Smart PDF Forms, then map the form fields on the document.

    If you have further questions, let us know.

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