What is JotForm?
JotForm is a free online form builder which helps you create online forms without writing a single line of code. No sign-up required.

At JotForm, we want to make sure that you’re getting the online form builder help that you need. Our friendly customer support team is available 24/7.

We believe that if one user has a question, there could be more users who may have the same question. This is why many of our support forum threads are public and available to be searched and viewed. If you’d like help immediately, feel free to search for a similar question, or submit your question or concern.


  • Profile Image

    How to include hidden fields in my PDF submission?

    Asked by Peninsula_Karate on November 01, 2016 at 11:24 PM

    Hi, I have a membership application form I use at the moment. I have created a jot form version of it but on the back of my old form I had some tick boxes that I used as reminders. When I create these as hidden fields, they don't appear on the PDF submission as they have don't have a value in them. Is tehre some way I can have these hidden fields appear on the PDF report for each submission? They are there in the CSV and Excel files as a column heading. Thanks.

    Page URL:
    https://form.jotform.co/62787081841867

    hidden application form PDF form include
  • Profile Image
    JotForm Support

    Answered by Nik_C on November 02, 2016 at 05:55 AM

    You can include hidden fields in your PDF by following this:

    1. Go to Submissions tab of your form:

    2. Click gearbox on the right-hand side and uncheck Auto Hide Empty Fields:

    When you do that all future submissions and PDFs will come with all fields included.

    Let us know if this helps or if you have further questions.

    Thank you!