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    Is there any way to control the naming conventions of the pdf files created?

    Asked by Shatter on September 25, 2016 at 09:03 PM

    I am using the notification emailer to send a copy of the form as submitted to my client and to myself. It is also sending a copy to my dropbox account 

    However what I am getting is the long string of numbers for the file name... it looks something like this 350659865981346144.pdf which is fine right up until it hits my dropbox. I have to open each file just to see where it came from or verify the number with the email.

    I was hoping to be able to control or set some kind of prefix using the forms fields. Maybe something like Name_Lastname_date_random number.pdf or basically just change it so its not so difficult to identify


    My other question is there some way to compress a file that is uploaded? especially pictures I know the user can and then send it to me but if they don't or don't know how is there a way to automate it?


    Thanks for your time and well done on a fabulous system here


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    PDF files dropbox name thanks then
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    JotForm Support

    Answered by ashwin_d on September 25, 2016 at 11:24 PM

    Hello Dave,

    Please note that every form submissions creates a folder in your integrated dropbox account. It is possible to customize the naming of the folder where the PDF file is being uploaded which will also customize the submission PDF as well. Please check the screenshot below:


    You may like to take a look at step "f" in the following guide which should help you: https://www.jotform.com/help/77-Upload-to-Dropbox-with-JotForm

    Thank you!


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    Answered by Shatter on September 26, 2016 at 12:00 PM

    Ahh I totally missed that. Totally works and with the date option added easy peasy... thank you for the info and quick response


    Any thoughts on the compression question? Or should I ask that separately?

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by ashwin_d on September 26, 2016 at 12:15 PM

    Hello Dave,

    Please accept my apology. I missed to address your second question.

    I have now moved your question to a new thread and you will be answered here:  https://www.jotform.com/answers/941994 

    Thank you!