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    Asked on June 16, 2014 at 11:00 AM


    I asked this question a few weeks ago about trying to get the form to attach as a PDF , doc, or spreadsheet. I was told thre is not a way to do this at this time. Has anyone ever tried doing fom the View Submissions section under that particular form? You can download the form as a PDF, or spreasheet. Just wondering if there is another way maybe to do this.


    Thank you

    Chris Lubinski

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    Answered on June 16, 2014 at 01:19 PM


    The problem would lie in being able to update the forms in real time.  When a PDF is created, it is not longer editable through our tables in real time.  When the submission data is sent, the field data is then placed into a PDF or spreadsheet.  Where as with something like google docs, the person has direct access to the spreadsheet or document and makes changes to the actual master document, having live forms allows for the collection of data without altering the actual document itself.  You can however link to the PDF that is created with the submission and allow the user to download it.

    Autoresponder emails with the Links to PDF Submissions. You will have to add the following link to your Autoresponder email:{id}


    You may also want to enable Show Headers and Texts option in Submissions Properties to show mentioned data in PDF submissions.

    Please give it a try, and let us know if you need any further assistance.

    Thank you  for using Jotform!

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    Answered on June 26, 2014 at 09:09 AM

    I do not wish to have the email sent to the person who put in the submission. I would rather send it has as an attachment or maybe even keep formatting as a table when the submission is sent as a notifier email. Right now I have it set where it will hide blank fields but if I unlock the data and go to edit it I will lose that and cannot get it back. 


    I would like to have the form sent as an attachment to me when a user submits it. Is this possible to do automatically without logging into the website going to inbox and manually downloading it as a PDF?


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    Answered on June 26, 2014 at 09:44 AM

    Hello DBITech,

    Yes your understanding it correct. If you unlock the data table, the "Hide Empty Fields on Emails" feature will no longer work as it only works on an unedited version of email template.

    Unfortunately sending attachments in submission email is currently not possible. Apart from the option of adding PDF link in email as mentioned by @david, the only possibility is to download the submission pdf and manually attaching it of your email client.

    Hope this helps.

    Do get back to us if you have any questions.

    Thank you!