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    Is there a way to export a pdf of a submission with the same layout of the form?

    Asked by chamberss on February 26, 2015 at 09:50 AM

    We provide Continuing Education for medical providers. We are required to submit applications to the state for the provider. We have developed the form to be the same format as the application that is required. In Adobe Forms there was an option to export the submissions to pdf in the same format as the form, however I have not found a way to do that in Jotform. The PDF export I have found is in the spreadsheet style format. We could export to .csv and do a mail merge if necessary, but would prefer to skip that step if possible.

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    Answered by david on February 26, 2015 at 01:17 PM


    While viewing your submissions, there is an option to include headers and text in your submissions:

    Here is a bit more in depth guide on having your printed/PDF form look like the full contract:


    Let us know if you have any further questions and we will be happy to help.

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    Answered by chamberss on February 26, 2015 at 01:44 PM

    Thank you, that is helpful. I am noticing that 'hard returns' or 'carriage returns' in our formatting  for headers and texts are lost when viewing as a pdf. Is that a known issue, is there something we are doing wrong with our formatting?

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    Answered by david on February 26, 2015 at 02:47 PM

    It may be that you need to replace your spacing with "shift+enter" rather than just "enter".  This generally fixes the formatting issues associated with missing carriage returns.  If this doesn't help, let us know and we will see what else we can do.