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    I wish to make my form fit an A4 page size once printed

    Asked by paulmanton on March 27, 2015 at 08:15 PM

    i wish to make my form fit an A4 page size once printed, i have reduced the vertical padding and line spacing to 0px , i have tried print button, "ctrl P",printed from submissions and created a PDF, but it still crreps onto a second page

    the form designer shows a compressed form but the live form does not compress.

    also now since i tried to make a pdf form the colour/design has been lost from the form

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    Answered by Welvin on March 28, 2015 at 02:36 AM


    Here's a clone version of your form: http://www.jotformpro.com/form/50861702983965. You should now be able to print this into a single A4 page.

    The changes are the following I've made:

    a. Reduce the vertical spacing to 1: https://www.jotform.com/help/156-How-to-Reduce-Vertical-Spacing-between-Fields.

    b. Change your header (Returns form) to Free Text HTML field, bold and 18PT:


    c. Change your "Account Number" field size from 20 to 15 to move the "Surname" field up-align to the First Name field:


    That's it if you want to use CTRL + P or Print button in the form.

    Also, just to let you know that you can export your form into a fillable PDF file. Check this page: https://www.jotform.com/fillable-pdf-form-creator/. Then this guide so you'd know more about JotForm Fillable PDF Creator:


    Thank you!

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    Answered by paulmanton on April 01, 2015 at 04:01 AM

    Thanks for formatting this into A4 but as you can see since i tried to convert to a PDF form the coloured formatting as seen in the designer grey form /pink background no longer show on the actual form only when in designer.

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    Answered by Ben on April 01, 2015 at 10:41 AM

    When I opened the form above: http://www.jotformeu.com/form/50856701670355

    I was not able to find the traces of any color, but I do see it in the back of your screenshot.

    Now you can add the color back by injecting your jotform with custom CSS codes.

    Code for background color:

    html.supernova {
        background-color: pink;

    Code for the background color of the form part:

    div.form-all {
        background-color: lightgray;
        box-shadow: 0 0 8px gray;

    You can add them both to your jotform or only one if you prefer instead.

    Do let us know how it goes.