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    Can I create a "hidden" signatures area that does not show up when someone is completing the form, but will show up when I save it to a PDF/print

    Asked by cleemill on January 22, 2014 at 01:01 PM

    Can I create a "hidden" signatures area that does not show up when someone is completing the form, but will show up when I save it to a PDF/print?

    I have a form that two individuals must sign off on and then input information. Is this possible to hide on my original form and if so what is the best outlet to integrate this form with so that it is easily signed by two seperate parties? 

    Thank you 

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    Answered by ardy0689 on January 22, 2014 at 02:18 PM

    Thank you for contacting us. I believe we do not have this feature yet. Our current E-signature widgets - E-signature and Smooth Signature do not have the capability to be hidden.

    However, you may still use the E-signature widget and hide it via inserting a CSS code. Smooth Signature widget does not show from the PDF when the signature is left empty.

    First, you need to get the form row where the e-signature is. To do that use Firefox or Chrome then right click on the line where the E-Signature field starts

     

    Then use the ID to target it on the CSS code:

    #id_1{

    display:none;

    }

    Please refer to our guide How to Inject Custom CSS Codes

    Then edit your email notification and add the {pdf_link}

    After the submission, you will receive the PDF link. The link below is a sample from my test form

    http://submit.jotformpro.com/server.php?action=getSubmissionPDF&sid=256227234854871217&formID=40215869358967

    As you can see the E-signature field is blank but the Smooth Signature is not usable. Your users can sign on the E-signature from the generated PDF. Is this what you are trying to achieve? Please let us know. Thank you