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    Style or Format the PDF output of submission

    Asked by drhardy on August 17, 2014 at 04:12 PM


    I am interested in having the PDF file of the form I created to resemble the form in color and format.  I see that once someone has submitted the form, it has a white background.  I would love to have the same color background and format of the form I created.  Can that be done?

    Thank you
    Dr. Hardy

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    Answered by jonathan on August 17, 2014 at 07:57 PM

    Hello Hardy,

    Unfortunately this is not available yet on our form.

    There is no existing PDF designer yet within the form builder that will provide the means to customize the PDF output of the form submissions.

    BUT this is one of the most requested feature to have on our form. So, I am including your post in the feature request ticket that were already submitted to our development team.

    We will notify you as soon as this is available.


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    Answered by ADG2015 on February 20, 2015 at 02:50 PM

    I am interested in getting a styled pdf submitted form also... has any progress been made on this?
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    Answered by Ben on February 20, 2015 at 03:58 PM

    This is something being worked on and in order to see how many people are after this I have moved your question to a new thread where we will raise another it to our developers as well.

    The new thread can be found here: http://www.jotform.com/answers/519922 and we will be replying back to it shortly.

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    Answered by alp_deniz on September 12, 2015 at 03:13 PM

    Good news!

    Submission PDF Editor is here:

    Submission Page -> click Get PDF -> Customize PDF

    All the best!

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    Answered by ten6t4 on October 26, 2015 at 02:24 PM

    @alp_deniz Am I correct in understanding that the Customize PDF feature you refer to will only temporarily modify the pdf file I'm currently viewing? Or will the style changes I make apply to all future pdf files generated?

    Specifically, I wish I could align text in the pdf file available after submitting my form.


    EDIT: Ok, to answer my own questions. It looks like styling the pdf with Customize PDF does affect any pdf files generated afterward, yay!


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    Answered by Ben on October 26, 2015 at 03:56 PM

    Since you have updated your answer I did not move your question to a new thread, but I would suggest opening a new thread instead and posting a link to the relevant thread.

    Thank you for taking time to update us back with what you found :)