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    Send values to PDF document

    Asked by PriceIT on April 25, 2014 at 10:16 AM

    Is there a way to have pdf link to a jotform? Basically I want a pdf that can retrieve values from a form submitted by a customer (e.g. pdf displays forms {id}, {full name}, and {typeOf}).

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    Answered by EliezerN on April 25, 2014 at 10:41 AM

    Yes, you can use our PDF Link feature in a Notifier:

    It basically adds the variable {pdf-link}, and that will generate a URL in the fly and will include it in the email notification you get after a submision. It will allow you to download a PDF file that will contain the submission data submitted by your form users.

    To find the Compose Email wizard to add the PDf Link variable simply follow these steps:

    1. While in the form builder go to Setup & Embed tab.

    2. Click on Email Alerts and select your Notifier/Notification. 

    3. Then it will redirect you to the Compose Email wizard where you can add the PDF Link variable by clicking on the PDf Link option from the right side.

    Inform us if you need further assistance with this query.


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    JotForm Founder

    Answered by aytekin on April 25, 2014 at 10:43 AM

    What you describe is not possible. But you can do what Eliezer suggested or if you do integration with dropbox, box or google drive, you can receive your submissions as a PDF file right in your computer. 

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    Answered by PriceIT on April 25, 2014 at 10:49 AM

    Could I include certain values or attributes within the pdf so that a customer could print as a copy?

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    JotForm Founder

    Answered by aytekin on April 25, 2014 at 11:01 AM

    We do plan on building a PDF designer. But, currently it is not possible to customize the PDFs. 

    If you have a programmer, you can use our API to get the data and generate PDF files automatically.