How does a form submitter download a pdf of the ENTIRE form? It cuts off text areas without data collecting fields

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    Asked on December 13, 2013 at 05:38 PM

    I have a question about two of the available options for downloading PDF versions of the form.


    1-The email and the thank you page contains long unsightly links for the "pdf download" {pdf-link} and  "edit" {edit_link} link.   How can those be abreviated for the form/email viewer in those two places?  


    2-When you select to "print to pdf" from the form page it looks really nice and doesnt contain any additional boxes or layout items.  How can we have that as the printable view linked to the email and thank you page "pdf download" {pdf-link} and  "edit" {edit_link} link?



    Currently the pdf version of the form available through the {pdf_link} link and the "edit" {edit_link} link on  the thank you page and in the email does not show the text from a large part of my form that doesnt contain fields to collect data just text.  So the first page of my form isn't in the pdf located at the {pdf_link} from the email or thank you page, its just a pdf of the second page.  It also contains boxes and other formatting options that are not able to be removed.



    What do you know about these options?


    Attached picture contains:

    -Print to pdf layout on the top left

    -PDF view from the {pdf_link}, missing page one from the one on the left

    -thank you page after submission is at the bottom in the center

    -display of links from the email are in the bottom right



    form link



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    Answered on December 13, 2013 at 07:07 PM

    Thanks for contacting us. In regards with the unsightly links, You may use the following methods

    From the Email templates:

    You need to create a HTML hyperlink
    <a target="_blank" href="{pdf-link}" >Download your PDF</a>
    Edit Link:
    <a target="_blank" href="{edit_link}" >Edit your submission</a>

    Then open up the HTML editor and paste the HTML hyperlink code anywhere that you wish.

    You may also use my colleague's suggestion here on this thread. Unfortunately, I am not sure why this method is not working right now. My colleague's suggestion was the easiest approach for this. So you have to improvise by using the HTML editor for the meantime and paste the HTML hyperlink. He also explained, about the unsightly links on the Thank you message which is still working.


    In regards with your Print to PDF from the form, I believe it entirely depends on your browser's PDF rendering plugin. For instance, I am using Firefox right now and I have PDF architect installed on my computer. It has a free browser PDF printing plugin.

    And this is how PDF Architect plugin renders my Print to PDF:


    Adobe PDF plugin, Foxit Phantom plugin renders them differently too. It is really up to the browser and what printer plugin you are using right now to save the PDF.

    If you need further assistance, please do not hesitate to ask. Thank you