User Guide

How to Show Headers and Text in the PDF

Last Update: August 31, 2017

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.


  • 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

  • peacefulpaws

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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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?

  • 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.

  • 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..


  • saintpaulsoutreach

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

  • 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

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • celialena

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


    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?


    Hopefully this video will help "support" understand the issue that still exists.

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