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


    You could add a spreadsheet widget to your form:


    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:


    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:


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


    .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:


    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:


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