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    How to force page breaks in submission panel answer listing (for printing)

    Asked by guineapigme on February 27, 2015 at 10:22 PM

    Please note that many jotform users use the submission form (printing) as a workaround for not being able to get a properly formatted pdf of the form using the "Get PDF option."


    After working hard to arrange the actual form in logical pages, this is all lost on the submission view of the form.


    If there was a way to insert page breaks into submission view where one wanted them, this would make this workaround worth while.


    Is there a way to do this?



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    Answered by Ben on February 28, 2015 at 04:42 AM

    Unfortunately Deborah, you can not do that at this time, but you could do similar if you click on the edit button and then print the edit version of the jotform.

    Would that help accomplish what you are after?

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    Answered by guineapigme on February 28, 2015 at 11:10 AM

    How would I do this?   If I could print the edit version of the form with the current values from the last submission I would be happy.  I understood this to be not possible.


    That would be my first choice ... I have been looking for a workaround.  


    After painstakingly formatting a form with colors, fields, page breaks, fonts, etc ...  it is unfortunate if one cannot print a version of that form filled in.




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    Answered by jonathan on February 28, 2015 at 01:53 PM

    Hi Deborah,

    If my understanding of Ben's suggestion is correct (which I also agree is the better solution), you do it like this...


    1. Add a PRINT button to each pages on the form.

    2. Go to the View Submissions page of the form

    user guide: -How-to-view-Submissions

    3. Click on the EDIT button (upper right corner)

    4. In Edit mode, the existing submission data will be in the form pages.. since there is now a Print button on the form, you can navigate to the necessary page/tab and Print the Form



    Hope this help. Let us know if this solution works.. or not.


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    Answered by guineapigme on February 28, 2015 at 04:14 PM

    Hi there,


    This sounds interesting.  I was not aware I could add a Print button to the form.  Is this a widget, a standard "add"?  If so, where can I find it.   Is this something I need to synthesize?  If so, how?

    I will try this out, though this is a very complicated procedure for my users and may not suit


    Any change one can get a pdf version of the form AS IT APPEARS, populated for printing in the near future?




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    Answered by Ben on February 28, 2015 at 06:31 PM

    My colleague Jonathan had explained exactly what I was talking about so I will add onto what he posted as well :)

    To add the Print button you need to add submit button to your jotform and then turn on the printing option.

    Sounds simple and that it is. It is shown and explained in this guide, so please check it out: Print Button on Forms

    Now we can help you with 2 things if you would like us to do so:

    1. Making print button shown only on edit.

    2. Hiding Submit button that is next to Print button.

    Please let us know Deborah if you have any further questions in regards to this.

    In regards to your question about PDF form looking as the jotform, I have moved it to a new thread here: http://www.jotform.com/answers/524584 and we will answer it shortly.

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    Answered by guineapigme on February 28, 2015 at 07:11 PM

    Yes, that is very helpful.   Thank you for pointing out the location of that button. 


    I do notice now, that my hiding of the save button is gone in all the conditional rules I have set up "rule deleted" it says. 


    Please let me know how I can

    HIDE the save/submit button on "View only" mode.


    The print button can show in any mode.


    Thank you.


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    Answered by guineapigme on February 28, 2015 at 07:35 PM

    I have added an additional Submit Print pair at the beginning of my form.


    I would like this print button to ALWAYS be visible, regardless of mode.   And I would like this particular instance of the SUBMIT button to ALWAYS be hidden, regardless of mode.


    The conditional view as stated in my previous entry in this thread is for all other instances (which should be mode dependent).  


    Thank you very much!  

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    Answered by jonathan on March 01, 2015 at 02:22 AM

    Hi Deborah,

    Just enable PRINT on all the Submit/Save buttons on the form. This will then show Print option on all the pages/tabs in the form.


    Please take note that because you are using conditional statement to Hide the Submit/Save buttons base on 'view mode', the other Submit/Save/Print button are not available when navigating the form's tabs/pages.

    If want to make the Save/Print button visible irregardless of the 'view mode' , then just disable the conditional statement.


    When done correctly, it should be like this test form  http://www.jotformpro.com/form/50591082824960


    Let us know if you need further assistance.