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    Print the form upon submitting kind of like a fax.

    Asked by POLYDYN on June 12, 2014 at 03:49 PM

    Hi. I would like to know if there is a way for this form to auto print in my office when they hit the submit button. 

    office print print form print form fax
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    JotForm Support

    Answered by david on June 12, 2014 at 04:06 PM

    Hi,

    There is no specific integration in jotform to accomplish this.  You can however send the form data to your severs in a manner similar to this guide:

    http://www.jotform.com/help/126-How-to-send-Submissions-to-Your-MySQL-Database-Using-PHP

    However when I looked in to adding custom code on your end to allow for automatic printing I found that there is no way to bypass the printing prompt.  It is possible to get as far as getting a pop up to accept the current print job, someone would have to manually accept the prompt each time.  I hope this helps.

    Thank you for using Jotform!

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    Answered by besam on June 13, 2014 at 05:09 AM

    Yes it's possible :-) 

    This is the way how we'll solved it.

    - In Jotform we have created an additional mail message (notifier) and made the layout and content as we wanted.
    - In Jotform we used as receiver mail, the e-mail of one of our office computers (studio)
    - In Jotform in the notifier set up of the mail, we'll used an unique text as subject. Something as "HYTDCKPPHD" 

    In he mail program of our office computer we'll used a rule. This rule you can probably configure in the preferences of your mail program (we're using Outlook).

    In Outlook this condition is running "If an e-mail will arrives with in the subject "HYTDCKPPHD" then it has to be print on printer XYZ.

    This works perfect, every time a customer will click on the submit form, a paper will be print in our office with the data in in our layout - even with our company logo. 

    Maybe a small time delay can occur, this depends about the pulling time of your e-mail program to the server. So maybe it's configured only every 15 minutes the mail program will contact your provider to check for new mails. Then of course it might be possible it also takes 15 minutes before you'll get your printed copy. But that's something about your own mail program configuration.

    Good luck, this is the way how it works in our case.  


     

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    JotForm Support Manager

    Answered by Jeanette on June 13, 2014 at 11:23 AM

    Wow, that was a very clever workaround. Thank you for sharing this with us, this will certainly help some other users looking for the same desired scenario.

    Cheers!