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    Can I put a background image in the drawing area of the drawing board widget?

    Asked by jessicabloom on November 16, 2016 at 02:51 AM

    I have a circle divided into sections like a wagon wheel. I would like the user to shade in a part of each section. Using the drawing board widget, I thought that I could make the wheel a background image in the drawing area, however, there is a white box over it when using the background image options. Is there a way to do this?

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    Answered by Chriistian on November 16, 2016 at 04:32 AM

    To achieve your requirement, I would suggest using the Draw on Image widget instead of the Drawing Board Widget. The Draw on Image widget allows you to add an image as a background so your users will be able to draw on top of it. Here's the link to the widget: http://widgets.jotform.com/widget/draw_on_image 

    You can check out the demo form here: http://form.jotformpro.com/form/52071860014950? 

    Please let us know if you need further assistance.

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    Answered by jessicabloom on November 16, 2016 at 04:02 PM

    Does this work for a downloaded PDF?

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by liyam on November 16, 2016 at 07:31 PM


    If what you mean by downloaded PDF is the PDF of the submission, yes the image will appear with the doodle of the form user. But if what you mean is by creating a fillable PDF form, the widget will not appear there.

    If you have more questions or you need clarification or I misunderstood your inquiry, please let us know.