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    How can I create a printed PDF that is same format as my online version?

    Asked by pkomeshak on April 13, 2016 at 12:15 PM

    When I download a PDF of my online form, the formatting is off. It looks as though the right margin is drastically larger, and some of the fields overlap. 

    I have seen several threads with similar issues, but don't see how to fix this on my end. 

    Thanks in advance.

    https://form.jotform.com/pkomeshak/new-patient-form-adult

    https://form.jotform.com/pkomeshak/new-patient-form-pediatric

    Page URL:
    http://swanseachiropractic.com/patient-portal/new-patient-forms.html

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    Answered by Ben on April 13, 2016 at 01:57 PM

    I see what you mean.

    In general, if you place several fields in your PDF designer to be in the same row, it is always good to make them smaller than the maximum width.

    What I mean by the same is to set the last field to not go to the very edge of the page as it might end up on the new line, instead it would be best to resize it so that it is 1 step or 2 steps away from the edge.

    Then the fields should work. Of course, if you have any issues after doing the same or there are no changes, do let us know.

    I would also suggest taking a look at the following guide: How to print a form exactly as it is when viewed, but with the user entered data? to see if that might help you.

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    Answered by pkomeshak on April 13, 2016 at 05:12 PM

    Thanks for the prompt reply. I went through the form and decreased the size of the box at the end of each row, but it didn't make a difference. I understand what you're saying, and how that might happen, but it seems that the problem is with my labels....All of the labels seem to wrap to the next line in the PDF. Is there a way to increase the size of the labels without disrupting the overall format of the form? 

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    Answered by Nik_C on April 13, 2016 at 07:28 PM

    You could try to do that through Preferences-Form styles in your Form builder section:

     

    You can adjust Label width or font size, and with those adjustments you should be able to do what you wish.

    Hope it helps.