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    Retain the Format of the Text in Textarea to Show in PDF

    Asked by guineapigme on December 31, 2014 at 09:02 AM
    4. And finally, I would like to retain the formatting (including white space) in the text box areas that I have created so that when they turn into a pdf, they are retained.   My user is trying to arrange people in formations via names and to have the white space go away in the form is not what I need. 
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    JotForm Support Manager

    Answered by Jeanette on December 31, 2014 at 01:14 PM

    Unfortunately, the PDF file won't show the same format as in your form. This is a feature that is already in our feature request list, hopefully it will be implemented in the nearest future.

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    Answered by guineapigme on February 22, 2015 at 07:12 PM

    If this feature is not going to be implemented in the near future, is there a widget or something you could recommend that would allow a typed layout that retains its format?


    Thank you.

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by ashwin_d on February 22, 2015 at 10:26 PM

    Hello guineapigme,

    Unfortunately no. It is not possible retain the HTML formatting of a text are field. have you checked our "CKEditor" widget already. Please take a look and see if that fits into your requirement.

    Thank you!