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    Fillable PDF Form: Labels and input fields are too small

    Asked by PCNRegeneration on May 11, 2016 at 08:31 AM
    The PDF version of my form reduces the text size to very small, its not readable because of the size. Please advise what can be done to correct this.
    size text size correct PDF
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    Answered by Charlie on May 11, 2016 at 10:05 AM

    I presume you are referring to the fillable PDF form? Please check this guide about it: https://www.jotform.com/help/312-Fillable-PDF-Everything-you-need-to-know-about-JotForm-Fillable-PDF-Creator. There are times that the exact design of the form cannot be translated in the PDF version.

    This is how it looks like when I cloned your form and converted it to a fillable PDF:

     

    As you have mentioned, I presume the problem is the size of the labels of your input fields? Currently, we cannot edit them, I believe the system generates a fixed size. The ones that you can edit is the headers and static text fields, you can format them in the form builder and they will show up the same way on the fillable PDF.

    I'll forward this concern to our back-end team to have it checked and fixed. Apologies for the inconvenience. We will update you on this thread.

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    Answered by PCNRegeneration on May 11, 2016 at 10:44 AM
    Hi Thanks for getting back to me. I have attached the form here.

    Kind regards

    David
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    Answered by Charlie on May 11, 2016 at 11:04 AM

    Unfortunately, if you are replying in this thread using your email client and attaching files, it won't go through here. You need to upload your PDF file in a storage service like Dropbox or Google Drive, then directly send us the download link to it. I presume the screencast I have showed is the same problem you are getting?

    Regardless, the problem has already been forwarded. We will update you on this thread as soon as we hear any news. Apologies.