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    Fillable PDF: the "Required Field" asterisk does not appear on Fillable PDFs

    Asked by cpgordon on June 04, 2015 at 01:05 PM

    the "Required Field" asterix does not appear ont he fillable PDF even though i have seen some of your documentation that states that it should

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by Mike_G on June 04, 2015 at 01:37 PM

    I see what you mean: 

    Although, the "Required" filed will not behave the same as the web form. It should still have an asterisk showing on the Fillable PDF copy of the form as stated on this documentation: Fillable-PDF-Everything-you-need-to-know-about-JotForm-Fillable-PDF-Creator

    Because this will allow form submitters of the Fillable PDF copy to still notice that the field is required and should not be skipped - just like on paper forms.

    I will be escalating this to our developers so they may look into it further. You will be receiving updates regarding this via this thread. Thank you. 

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    Answered by mustafa on July 09, 2015 at 09:17 AM


    That is because it is really difficult in PDFs. Instead we make required inputs with red border.