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    How can I create a form that will be a 1-page pdf?

    Asked by utmbpmch on July 08, 2015 at 10:11 AM

    My boss wants me to create a form that is one page long with a certain format. Jotforms does not seem to have a field that acts like a grid with questions on the left column, and places to write in information in the two right columns. I can only find a grid that has radio buttons, and I really need either calendar buttons or open text next to each questions. Is there any way to do that without making a 8 page document?

     

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by david on July 08, 2015 at 12:03 PM

    Hi,

    You could add a spreadsheet widget to your form:

    http://widgets.jotform.com/widget/spreadsheet

    It will allow for multiple entries but not for different, it may not be possible to have the row headings, but you can use the configurable list widget:

    http://widgets.jotform.com/widget/configurable_list

    This will allow for multiple field types, including calendar selection.

    Unfortunately, I do not believe there is a widget that can do both the spreadsheet and allow for multiple input types.

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    Answered by utmbpmch on July 08, 2015 at 01:12 PM

    Thank you, those widgets are helpful. As far as printing on 1 page.. is there any way to widen the form? Or minimize the margins?

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    Answered by david on July 08, 2015 at 01:45 PM

    Here is our guide on changing the width of your form:

    http://www.jotform.com/help/35-The-Importance-of-Form-Widths

    To fully remove the margins around your form, add this code:

    http://www.jotform.com/help/117-How-to-Inject-Custom-CSS-Codes

    .form-all {margin: 0px 0px;}

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    Answered by utmbpmch on July 08, 2015 at 02:07 PM

    Thank you!

    I have a question about the configurable list widget. Is it possible to display a different line of static text for different lines? So that I could build my chart with the questions on the left as static text? Or does it have to display the same text on each line?

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    Answered by david on July 08, 2015 at 02:15 PM

    The same text is displayed each time.  There is unfortunately no hybrid configurable spreadsheet.  You can have multiple boxes with different hint text in each with the configurable list:

    http://www.jotform.com/answers/520452-Change-label-position-on-special-configurable-list-for-certain-items-only-to-collapse-overall-footprint

    But labels on the left side, similar to a spreadsheet, are not possible.  Also, I forgot to mention that widgets do not work in the PDF copy of the form.  The will show in the PDF print out, but not in the fillable PDF version:

    http://www.jotform.com/fillable-pdf-form-creator/

    So depending on which PDF you are working with, the widgets may not suit your needs.