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    Fillable PDF Form does not show required fields

    Asked by sonoranserenityspa on June 08, 2015 at 06:21 PM
    However, none of my required fields were required anymore and if a field is left blank, it does not show up on the submission results at all.  So, I can't even ask the client the question...
    fillable PDF PDF form required fields required fillable PDF form
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    JotForm Support

    Answered by Aury on June 08, 2015 at 07:32 PM

    You are correct, required fields are not required in the fillable PDF. 

    However, I am forwarding this feature request to our developers for them to consider to implemente said feature. We will update you here as soon as we have and further information.

    In regards of your question that when a field is left in blank, it does not show up on the submission results, as it is set by default, but you can go ahead and change that option, please do as follows:

    1 - From My Forms check on the form, then submissions, as shown below:

    2 - Click on the gear, uncheck the Auto Hide Empty Fields:

    I hope this information helps.

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    Answered by sonoranserenityspa on June 08, 2015 at 08:22 PM

    Thanks. That worked.

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by Chriistian on June 08, 2015 at 10:17 PM

    Hi sonoranserenityspa, 

    On behalf of my colleague, Aury, you are welcome.


    Glad to hear that one of your concern for this thread was fixed.


    Regarding your first concern (Required field does not show on fillable PDF form), this was already escalated to our development team. We will update to you on this thread as soon as this is implemented.




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    Answered by spiritgearcentral on April 14, 2016 at 11:15 AM

    Did this ever get updated? Having the same issue
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    JotForm Support

    Answered by Jan on April 14, 2016 at 12:37 PM


    I will create a separate thread for your issue. Here's the URL: https://www.jotform.com/answers/818558

    Please open a new thread next time so that we can assist you properly. Thank you.