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    How to print the form and include the borders of the fields?

    Asked by arrowaste on May 06, 2014 at 10:02 AM

    I have three fields on my form that I would like to print virtually as seen on the actual form. I do not want any input on the form submission, but I still want the three fields to print with boxes (borders) where an input typically would go. In other words,

    Example: I want to print the form for a driver to use as a work order for a delivery. I want the driver to see the details of his delivery, but also be able to write in the respective fields his name, the date completed, and any notes he has regarding the delivery. These fields should be empty boxes signifying where to write.

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    Answered by EliezerN on May 06, 2014 at 10:57 AM


    What you need is possible by enabling our Print Form function/button. Please follow these steps:

    1. While editing your form in the form builder click on the Submit button.

    2. Then, click on the Properties:Submit tab in the top tool bar.

    3. Click on the Print Button and save your form.

    Finally go to preview your form in the browser, then click on the Print Form button and you will be able to print your form with the borders of your fields:

    Please inform us if you need further assistance with this query.


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    Answered by kimotomaina on May 06, 2014 at 11:00 AM

    Hi arrowaste.

    I think this can be solved by adding 

    "<input type="text" name="lname" disabled><br>"

    On the fields HTML.It disables input

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    Answered by arrowaste on May 06, 2014 at 11:07 AM

    EliezerN, thank you for your quick response. Although this works, it doesn't work exactly for my situation. The person who submits the form is not the person who prints the form so printing it in the manner you describe doesn't work. I need the form that is displayed at http://www.jotform.com/rssform.php?sid={id} to have the borders. Is this possible?

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    Answered by EliezerN on May 06, 2014 at 12:57 PM


    Thanks for the clarification, nevertheless, there is no other way to accomplish what you need. I understand that following this method would imply to allow your form users to see the Print Form button, which is what you do not want. So, according to my understanding you or other backend person is the one who needs to print the form, right?

    So, what about cloning your form and then enabling the Print form function for the cloned version and keep that form for you so that you can print it. So the one you will share in your website or to your form users won't be that cloned version, but the original version, the one that you did not enable the Print function to.

    That way you will have two forms, one with the Print function enabled that you will keep and one without the Print function that you will share. You do not need to worry about the quantity of forms you have in your account, Jotform does not set any limit of form you can create/host in your account.

    If you think this may do the trick, then here is the guide to know how to clone your form: Form cloning

    Please inform us if you need further assistance with this query.