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    Getting Submissions at PDF

    Asked by drjax on October 22, 2014 at 01:12 PM

    Completed first form.  Not completely happy with it, but it may have to do.  Once I post it to my website, when the user clicks Submit, I would like it to send me a pdf form of their input.  In other words, I want to receive exactly what they fill out, not just the data.  Please tell me how to do this. 

    Also, I'm having trouble positioning the elements in the form.  Is there a way to alter the frame size so I can place more items side-by-side?

    If we can get this one to work like I need it, I will subscribe to the service.  I have several other online forms.


    Jack Booth

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    Answered by Lora Maynor  on October 22, 2014 at 01:55 PM

     Jack have you heard from anyone yet. I have the same question. Can I get an immediate response. Website not published yet.

    Office number is 248-356-1346




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    Answered by drjax on October 22, 2014 at 02:35 PM


    No answer to my exact question, but I did find response to a similar question.  The answer about receiving the full form with the notification is no.  It did however indicate that the notification can contain the pdf file ID or something like that, which allows you to go to your online jotform account to view the submission, print it, or download it as pdf.  I think???

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    Answered by drjax on October 22, 2014 at 02:39 PM


    Try this.  It may work for you.  http://www.jotform.com/answers/248349-Can-you-submit-a-form-as-pdf


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    Answered by Shadae on October 22, 2014 at 04:48 PM

    Hi Jack,

    Thank you for using JotForm! To confirm, you would like to know if you can receive your submission data on your email as a PDF?

    If that is the case, the link:  http://www.jotform.com/answers/248349-Can-you-submit-a-form-as-pdf does outline exactly what steps can be taken to get a PDF copy of your submissions.

    The PDF link can be provided in your email notification. How to set up an email notification

    I have moved your question regarding positioning your elements to this thread: http://www.jotform.com/answers/447543

    It will be addressed there.

    Please inform us if you will need more assistance regarding the PDF in this thread. Otherwise you can create a new thread of any other inquiry.

    Thank you.

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    Answered by Shadae on October 22, 2014 at 04:51 PM

    Hi Lora,

    I have moved your question to a new thread: http://www.jotform.com/answers/447545

    Your question will be addressed there.

    Thank you.