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    Formatting submission PDF output

    Asked by xagolab on May 13, 2016 at 10:37 AM

    How can I format my form output so that it looks more professional than just a screenshot type of output.  

     

    When I fill the form out and submit, I get PDF submission of the form in my email and when I view them, it just does not look very professional.  I have no logo either on the form.  I prefer forms output to represent professionalism when printed that customers can take with them.

     

    How can I achieve that?

    form output professional format fill PDF submission
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    Answered by xagolab on May 13, 2016 at 10:48 AM

    ...and I don't mean just adjusting fonts, sizes, color, or other attributes.

    Currently all PDF forms have single entries in each line (ex:  first name, last name, etc, etc).  I would like the PDF to represent a more flowing output as designed in the form and not each entries on new line.

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by david on May 13, 2016 at 11:46 AM

    While viewing your submissions, there is an option to include headers and text in your submissions:

    Here is a bit more in depth guide on having your printed/PDF form look like the full contract:

    https://www.jotform.com/help/305-How-to-show-headers-or-text-for-contracts-terms-agreements-in-the-PDF-format-of-a-submission

    While customizing the PDF layout, you can resize and relocate fields:

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    Answered by xagolab on May 13, 2016 at 12:09 PM

    Thanks.  I was able to make the change and have the correct format.  However, when I view the PDF file, it still shows the previous state and not the new state. 

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by david on May 13, 2016 at 12:17 PM

    Make sure to save your PDF layout after you make changes.  I checked your most recent form and the PDF layout for submissions looks to be the default:

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    Answered by xagolab on May 13, 2016 at 12:23 PM

    Not sure what you mean by "default"?  Can you please point it to me?

     

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by david on May 13, 2016 at 12:26 PM

    While viewing your submissions, you can format the layout of the PDF:

    http://www.jotform.com/help/269-How-to-view-Submissions

    You can also include the headers and text of your form in the PDF:

    http://www.jotform.com/help/305-How-to-show-headers-or-text-for-contracts-terms-agreements-in-the-PDF-format-of-a-submission

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    Answered by xagolab on May 13, 2016 at 12:27 PM

    OK.  I will look into this and get back to you

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by david on May 13, 2016 at 12:29 PM

    The ability to customize the PDF is still fairly limited, however, fields position, font color/size, things of that nature can all be changed.  If you have any further questions, let us know and we will be happy to help.