How to have PDF Form including submission results

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    Asked on November 23, 2014 at 03:44 PM

    If there's an easy way to do this, I haven't been able to figure it out.  

    Here's what I need to do: 

    1. Respondent fills out an online purchase order form survey

    2. The responses gets merged into a new PDF version of the purchase order (NOT a list of questions and responses)

    3. The completed PDF gets emailed both to the respondent (for their records) and to our bookkeeping dept to be printed.





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    Answered on November 23, 2014 at 07:08 PM

    Hi tamagosan,

    To confirm, you would like for your users and your company to get an email with a PDF file that shows the response that were given on your form.

    If that is the case, we have the "Get PDF Link" option that can be added to the email notification and the auto-responder that you can set up to be sent out.

    I hope this helps, please inform us if you need further assistance.

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    Answered on November 23, 2014 at 08:53 PM

    No, this does not answer my question. I have a form that looks like this: 

    Once the form is filled out and submitted, I want an identical PDF (with fields filled out) automatically generated and sent to the respondent and bookkeeping manager as an email attachment. It should function like a mail merge.



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    Answered on November 24, 2014 at 08:27 AM


    I think what you wanted to achieve is like this 

    1. Add a Print button to the form.

    2. Go to the form Submissions page and use an Edit icon.

    3. Find the Print button (you have added it earlier) in Edit mode and use it to print the form.

    Please inform us if this still will not work for you.



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    Answered on November 24, 2014 at 08:33 AM

    By the way, the PRINT option that can be Saved As PDF File is a feature available to Google Chrome browser.



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    Answered on November 24, 2014 at 12:13 PM

    No, I don't really see how I can be any clearer about what I'm looking for, but I'll try.

    1. The populated form should be delivered, automatically, as a PDF to the respondent and bookkeeper.

    2. It should be identical as possible to the above form.

    3. There should not be any extra steps -- whatsoever -- taken by anyone involved in the process.

    I'm not looking for a workaround or anything that requires a browser plug in. Please let me know if this is not possible so that I can begin exploring other options. 

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    Answered on November 24, 2014 at 01:48 PM

    Please accept our apologies for missing your point earlier. Regarding your request I believe it is not possible to fulfill all your conditions:

    1. It is possible to deliver automatically a filled PDF form but it will not look the same as above:

    2. In order to be similar to the example shown above, there is need for some workarounds, like editing the email notification and then "printing it" to save as PDF as shown by my colleague Jonathan.

    We can guide you through the process if you wish.