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    PDF Form Creation: Special Options do not show in Drop Down fields.

    Asked by mrperezmail on February 25, 2016 at 05:57 PM

    Hi - I am creating a PDF from an existing form through the tool.

    However, the drop-down lists are not filled out as per the HTML original settings.

    For instance, in my form, a drop-down list that has "US States" is downloaded empty or with the default options "Option 1", "Option 2", etc.


    Please advise.

    Thank you.


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    JotForm Support

    Answered by BDAVID on February 25, 2016 at 06:33 PM

    The Fillable PDF creation does not work with DropDown field's special option:

    I will forward this to our second level to make it possible, you will be notified via this thread about any progress on this request.

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    JotForm Support Manager

    Answered by Jeanette on February 25, 2016 at 10:59 PM

    Forms won't always be fully converted to PDF . Some fields cannot be included so far. That is the case for Dropdown Menu - Special options. So my recommendation would be to add the options in the general dropdown menu.

    Please read this general guide to know more about fillable PDF forms: