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    Expand textarea based on its content when printing in the form view

    Asked by BeverlyMagley on May 19, 2015 at 04:47 PM
    We're using this for employee evaluations, and although the text boxes will scroll for reading answers that are longer than the box is sized, it only
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    Answered by EltonCris on May 19, 2015 at 05:16 PM


    Sorry but I am having challenges understanding your question. Would you mind providing more details please?


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    Answered by Beverly on May 20, 2015 at 10:26 AM

    I created a fillable form using TextArea boxes that employees can fill in. When their answer is longer than the box is large, I can scroll down the box to continue reading. That's good.

    However, when I print the document full of their long answers, every answer gets cut off to the size of the box, whether or not the sentence is finished.

    How can I set it so the printed version shows complete answers? i.e. it automatically expands so the complete answer shows and prints?

    We have your paid version, which is expensive. This seems like basic functionality--it's no good if the paper copy that we archive is incomplete.

    Thank you.

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    Answered by Welvin on May 20, 2015 at 11:37 AM

    I'm sorry, but there's currently no way you can automatically expand the height of the textarea based on its content when printing in the form view, either using Print button in the form or print shortcut in the keyboard.

    The solution would be to tell your employee to submit the filled form then print it from the form submissions page.

    You can also have it as a PDF file.

    To include the headers and texts in the print result, just please check "Show Headers and Texts" in the settings:


    You can also get the PDF in the email, by link or as an attachment:

    To make the PDF as an attachment, just check "Attach PDF" option from the "Reply to and Recipient Settings" window:

    Note that for the Attach PDF to work, you have to use noreply@jotform.com or noreply@formresponse.com as the Sender Email because a Custom SMTP or Mandrill SMTP is currently not supported for this function.

    Thank you!