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Can I have a JotForm that Populate a Certificate?Asked by Max Weiner on March 16, 2016 at 10:33 AM
The form would grab information such as user name, account name and date of completion. After the form grabs that info, can we use a plugin to make it populate a certificates' information fields?
You can get or add PDF version of your submission to your "Autoresponder" or "Notification" as a certificate, so this file could be a document for you. Please, see the step from the below:
Alternatively, you can send post data from JotForm by using PHP. Below, you can find the guide about how to achieve this goal:
I hope this solutions will meet your needs. For further assistance, please do let us know.
I remember sharing a detailed process that automatically creates certificates with all the necessary data from the participants in last year's thread.
i created an automated thank-you-email-system that attaches customized-certificates of each (seminar / training) attendees that can be delivered to their supplied email address in PDF format.
with just 1 button-click, everything's done. the entire process can be done by an admin in less than 1 minute (really depends on how fast your broadband connection is, since it's cloud-based)
the process output are:
* personalized email sent to all participants / trainees
* attached PDF certificate with all the training & participant info (print quality).
scenario 1: one-time processing. (needing ADMIN approval / mass-mailing / mass-print out)
- not all of your participants passed the assessment. you can easily instruct the system to ONLY send out a thank you email with the attached pdf certificates to participants who passed.
* (grades / ratings can be included automatically as well).
* you can then mass-print the certificates at your own convenience.
scenario 2: (no approval needed from ADMIN)
you can instruct the system to automatically generate a thank you email with attached pdf certificates at regular interval of your choice (every 1 hour, 2 hours, ...) no printouts needed - all electronic.
There are other methods available out there but the one i used here are all based on Free Web Services (JotForm, Google Sheets & Docs). And since it will require 3 platforms, this method will need a certain amount of time to setup. The good news is - once everything's configured, the entire automated process - from participant filling out the form to receiving an email with personalized certificates - will take just 1 click of a button to initialize and will be finished in less than 1 minute.
Disclaimer: I'm not a coder and not a designer as well (as evidenced by the bare bones output).
Below's the overview of the entire process.
- Randy, fellow JotForm user.
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Thank you for your detailed and remarkable workaround to achieve this objective. Max could follow the advanced method you have shared to get completely customized certificates.
Glad to be of service 😊
Hope this end-to-end use-case scenario will be useful.