Can I print only the Form Collapse Section that is chosen?

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    Asked on October 28, 2013 at 07:19 AM

    I have six sub forms separated by field collapse each form is selected via a dropdown, controlled by conditions , each sub form has a print form button but find that it prints off the entire form rather that the subform under any of the collapse fields.

    what do I need to do so that just the subform is printed.

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    Answered on October 28, 2013 at 10:27 AM

    Thanks for contacting us.

    Did you already try by manually selecting only the pages you need to print while in the print view:

    However, it will print the whole page even if it contains part of another Form Collapse section. That is because the Print Form function prints the whole form by default and as each Form collapse section is part of the form and not a different form all the Collapse sections will be printed.

    I hope this helps. Please let us know if you need further assistance.


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    Answered on October 28, 2013 at 12:30 PM

    this will not be acceptable as it will inform disclose a surveyor activity/ or what they are offering in a view of attracting customers to another surveyor simply by clicking print ,

    If I was to remove the print feild is there a way to send a copy of the form to the email address placed in the email field affectivly sending the form to self as well as the surveyor.

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    Answered on October 28, 2013 at 01:15 PM

    I think that the problem arises from the fact that this is all on one form so technically it is one form itself and because of that factor the printer detects this so it attempts to print it all out. 

    You can actually use a autoresponder to send a copy of the form to an email address entered into an email field which you could then list and show only certain details to only certain parts of the form depending on which sections they fill in.

    If you don't want to go that route. Then an alternative that I thought for this would be to break it up into a Mutli-Use Form (a Master Form with 6 Slave Forms listed on it) using the Form Sources entered into Html Fields on the Master Form. This would let you have a print button on each thus only printing them by themselves to keep them separate. The only downside to this though is that the Data would also be separated as well depending on which form was chosen which might not be something that you would want to do but it is a suggestion in my opinion if you wanted to keep the print button.

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    Answered on October 28, 2013 at 01:38 PM

    I've built a quick example out of this just to show you what I mean for my Alternative Option that I made for you as a suggestion. I've used 3 forms in total but you can use more if you want.

    Master Form: - This contains the 2 Slave Forms that I have embedded using the Form's Source Code via an Html Field on this Master Form. You'll note that these 2 Forms are completely different to show an example of such. But you will also see that there is a print button for each so it will only print what is on that particular form to keep it separated and nothing else.

    Slave Form 1: (Contact Details)

    Slave Form 2: (Questionaire)