How to create a PDF version of the form

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    saintpaulsoutreach
    Asked on November 04, 2016 at 12:30 PM

    Is there a way to do this without any submissions, to get a pdf of a blank form?



    This is a re-post of a comment on How to Show Headers and Text in the PDF

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    david
    Answered on November 04, 2016 at 03:46 PM

    You could created a fillable PDF copy of the form:

    https://www.jotform.com/help/312-Fillable-PDF-Everything-you-need-to-know-about-JotForm-Fillable-PDF-Creator

    Or add a print button to the form and use the print to PDF option instead of printing to paper:

    https://www.jotform.com/help/24-Print-Button-on-Forms

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    saintpaulsoutreach
    Answered on November 10, 2016 at 03:44 PM
    Is there a way to make a PDF of the page as it look on the website?
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    jonathan
    Answered on November 10, 2016 at 04:58 PM

    Can you please reiterate your latest question. Its not really clear as it is.

    You can also review this user guide on how to convert your forms to a PDF form version.

    User guide: How-to-Create-a-PDF-Form

     

     

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    saintpaulsoutreach
    Answered on November 10, 2016 at 06:44 PM

    I am trying to create a neat/clean looking PDF version of an online jotform
    application, I need the PDF as a reference for our interview team to become
    familiar with the questions in the application that applicants have filled
    out.
    When I am on the jotform website looking at the form, I click MORE and go
    down to Create a PDF Form, a PDF is made, however, it is very rough in
    appearance and several questions have lines of text missing and many
    questions are cut off and do not appear on the PDF form of the jotform.
    I need a print quality PDF that can be sent out to our interview team and
    uploaded to our internal website, as it stands, the quality of the PDF is
    not Print Quality, since lines of text are missing and it is messy in
    appearance.
    I need to find a way to get a PDF of the form that neat and includes all
    the questions and text of the form.
    Thanks!

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    jonathan
    Answered on November 10, 2016 at 07:59 PM

    Hi Brenten,

    Thank you for providing more details on your requirement. 

    I assume this was the form https://www.jotformpro.com/form/63005729568967 ? Please tell us which one if not this.

    I did test this form already on my Form Builder. I created the PDF version of the form and this was the result.

     

    You can download the PDF form here.

    Was the created PDF form on your side not the same?

    We will wait for your response.

    Thanks.

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    saintpaulsoutreach
    Answered on November 11, 2016 at 10:44 AM
    Yes, this is the form. This version looks much better than the first few
    PDF's I tried to create. However, in part "VII. Optional: Operations ML"
    Interest there are four questions missing, and after the Thank You message
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    david
    Answered on November 11, 2016 at 11:13 AM

    Does the PDF need to be fillable or just a PDF copy that you can print?  If you only need a PDF to print, add a print button to the form and use the print to PDF option instead of printing to paper:

    https://www.jotform.com/help/24-Print-Button-on-Forms

    After clicking the print button in the form, select "Print to PDF":

    This will create a PDF that looks exactly like the web form.

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    saintpaulsoutreach
    Answered on November 11, 2016 at 06:44 PM
    Great! I'd does not need to be fillable, in fact, I would prefer it not to
    be.
    Can I do this with a blank form, or would I have to fill it out to get to
    the print button?
    Thanks
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    jonathan
    Answered on November 11, 2016 at 07:59 PM

    Can I do this with a blank form, or would I have to fill it out to get to the print button?

    You can do it on a blank form. Just hit the Print button on the form and then go through with the Print dialog screen. That's it.

    Let us know if you need further assistance.

     

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    saintpaulsoutreach
    Answered on November 16, 2016 at 12:44 PM
    After using the print button to print to PDF the pdfs look better, but
    there are still things cut off and some text missing, especially in between
    pages. Are there any other options for getting a PDF version of forms?
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    david
    Answered on November 16, 2016 at 01:57 PM

    Those are the only options we have at this time.  If you would like to add page breaks to the printed form, the following thread describes how to do so:

    https://www.jotform.com/answers/587441-Page-Breaks-on-printed-PDF-form

    You could then remove the actual page breaks from the form.  This will allow for better formatting.