Link print button BEFORE submitting the form to a customized PDF file

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    Paras_Sood
    Asked on July 16, 2021 at 02:06 AM

    Hi,

    I want the user to be able to print a customized page based on the values they have entered in a field. I have already created this pdf in the pdf editor. How do I link the two?

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    Sam_G
    Answered on July 16, 2021 at 05:29 AM

    Hello Paras_Sood,

    You can add the Print button in the form by enabling it in the Submit button advanced properties. 

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    Here are the steps:

    1. In your form, select the Submit button.

    2. Click the Properties (Gear) icon.

    3. On the Properties window, go to the Advanced tab.

    4. Enable the Print button option.

    Let us know if you need further assistance.

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    Paras_Sood
    Answered on July 18, 2021 at 07:33 PM

    You didn't get my question.

    When the user presses the print form button as you have shown in the screenshot, I want the user to print the customized PDF which I created in the PDF editor.

    When the user sees the print button they see this: 1626650780_60f4b89c3aa46_

    I want them to be able to print the data they have entered as this PDF:

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    I have created the PDF using the PDF editor which I have put available for download on the submission screen. But I want to be able to directly print this PDF BEFORE as well as AFTER submitting the form.

    https://www.jotform.com/pdf-editor/211596923992873

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    ashwin_d
    Answered on July 19, 2021 at 03:07 AM

    But I want to be able to directly print this PDF BEFORE as well as AFTER submitting the form.

    Unfortunately, it is not possible to print the submission in PDF before the form is submitted. The PDF document template that you have designed in the "PDF Editor", it will only display the data after the form is submitted.

    If you want to allow users to be able to download the submission PDF after the form is submitted, you can enable the "Download PDF" button of the thank-you page. Please check the screenshot below:

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    Hope this helps.

    Do get back to us if you have any questions.

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    Paras_Sood
    Answered on July 19, 2021 at 07:23 PM

    Instead of being able to download it, can I give them the option to directly print it?

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    Paras_Sood
    Answered on July 19, 2021 at 08:15 PM

    Actually it's quite important for them to be able to download the pdf file before submitting the form. Can you suggest any workarounds?

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    Sam_G
    Answered on July 19, 2021 at 11:36 PM

    Hello Paras_Sood,

    Jotform has a "Preview Before Submit" widget where you can see all the answers before submitting a form, and a recipient can also print it. I cloned your last form in order to guide you through this question. Here's how you can achieve it;

    For the Classic Form Layout:

    1) In your Form Builder page, open "Add Form Element" on the left,

    2) Click "Widgets" and search for the "Preview Before Submit" widget. Then, drag and drop it into your form,

    3) Once you reach to the end of the form, you will see the "Preview Answers" button. Recipients will be able to see their answers before submission. They can even print their forms.

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    For The Card Form Layout:

    1) Click "Settings" in the top navigation bar,

    2) In the "Form Settings" tab, click "Show More Options",

    3) Browse "Review Before Submit" and switch it on.

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    You can check this guideline out for more information: https://www.jotform.com/help/522-How-to-Enable-Review-Before-Submit-Feature-in-JotForm-Cards