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How to Show Headers and Text in the PDF

How to Show Headers and Text in the PDF

By default, the Header Fields, Text Fields, and Image Fields are not included in the PDF format of a Submission. If you want these fields to appear in the PDF, you have to tick the "Show Headers and Texts" checkbox in the form submissions page.

1. Go to the MY FORMS page.

2. Select and highlight the form by clicking it.

3. Click the SUBMISSIONS button.

4. Click the GEAR icon to open the submission settings.

5. Then tick the SHOW HEADERS AND TEXTS checkbox.

That's it! You only need to do this once. After you check it, the PDF format of each submission in the current form will include the images, headers and texts to it.

Comments and suggestions are welcome below. If you have a question, post it in our Support Forum so we can assist you.

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20 Comments...

  • MSharpe

    Doing this keeps absolutely none of the formatted I literally just spent TWO HOURS doing. It's not just a matter of having the text show up but having it show up the way I intend for it to with numbers and bullet points to maintain a professional appearance. If we integrate Dropbox for this form, is there a way to make the text show up in PDF form there as well? Having an option in the settings to show text in submitted form when you are creating the form (which you have the option to do with some of your widgets) would solve this issue. May have to go with another service for this type of form if this isn't fixed...

  • Jennifer Pacheco

    I have followed the steps above & headers & texts still do not print on the PDF form. I checked the "gear" and headers & text box has a check mark.
    Thank you
    Jennifer Pacheco
    Greater Lewisville Association of REALTORS
    Jennifer@glar.com

  • wilzy69

    Great many thanks!

  • Martin McCauley

    We already have that setting set correctly but it’s still not downloading the PDF with all of the words.

  • strippersrus

    how do you save it. when i do as per above, i go back in and its back to how it was

  • SPTBG

    Hopefully this video will help "support" understand the issue that still exists. https://youtu.be/nE6N_idCxJE

  • SPTBG

    Agreed, having the same issue. The only fields that show up in the email the customer receives and the email I receive are "checkboxes / digital signatures etc. Basically anything they have to fill out shows up which is good obviously. However I would like images, headers and text fields to show up as well... Is this possible?

  • celialena

    My image within the 'header' does not show up in the downloaded pdf. Why?

  • pmarren1

    Clarification - I have an image that won't display. I've tried adding it as a header field or text field with an image in it.

  • pmarren1

    This is not currently working....when you click on show headers and text from the Submissions - it will only display text. Please fix this ASAP please!

  • nicnatdwd

    Hi, when i receive the email notification/order it only includes the drop down field information and not the title/heading it is relating to so I am not sure what the order refers to. Is there any way of including these. I have looked into the form settings page but this newer version of JotForm doesnt include the 'show headers and text' option, thanks

  • saintpaulsoutreach

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

  • mckbosart

    Im sorry my question wasn't clear! I have it set on the first page, but I want it to print on both pages..

    Thanks!

  • EmpowerC

    Dear Jotform, Can we have the answers on the previous comments? We also have the issue on the PDF formatting. The other texts go to the next page and the previous page left empty with just the title.

  • brianhoup

    I was able to see the headers on the PDF after reading these answers, but now my PDF looks sloppy as the header for one table will be on one page and the table on the next. Can you help in formatting the PDF headers so that each header goes with its specific table?

  • EllenJoseph

    We followed the advice given above. Indeed, headers/text appear on the form. However, when we log out and then back in, we find that this feature does not "hold." We have to reset the show header/text feature. How do we PERMANENTLY show this change for a given form? Thanks.

  • djdemers1

    Is there any way to improve the formatting of the headers and text in the generated .pdf?

    My goal is to generate a signed contract. The current result appears unformatted and unprofessional, and I would hesitate to use it with clients. Thanks

  • srivkin

    When I convert to a PDF, the text boxes disrupts the view of other fields.
    IE: I gray line is to the left and when I click the box, it becomes gray and interferes with the items behind it.
    I have tried to edit the fields, enable show-headers etc. with no luck. When I preview the form itself- all is OK. When I embed it into a webpage it is also fine. It's only when I convert it to a pdf is messed up.

  • peacefulpaws

    How do I do the same thing for the email notifications. I want the headers/text fields to display in the email.

  • amhomelife

    I know how this is done. I am trying to get a signature field or text field inside the "general terms and definitions" text box.

    Parent Authorization and Assumption of Risk and Release Agreement
    General Terms and Definitions
    I desire that (student name) ______________________________ (hereinafter the “Child”) participate in the home stay program (hereinafter “the Program”) administered by American Ho...

    inside the text box