How to Show Headers and Text in the PDF

Last Update: November 21, 2016

By default, headers, texts and images are not included into the PDF format of a submission. If you want these fields to appear in the PDF, you have to check "Show Headers and Texts" option in the form submissions page.

a. Go to My Forms

b. Select the form you wish to include these fields to PDF and click "Submissions"

c. Click "Settings"

d. Check "Show Headers and Texts" option:

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

This can be useful to show Terms, Agreements or Contracts -

Do you have questions about this guide? Please let us know in the comment box below or post it to support forum.


amhomelife (January 15, 2015 at 09:01 AM)

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

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peacefulpaws (February 26, 2015 at 10:04 PM)

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

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srivkin (June 19, 2015 at 03:12 PM)

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.

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djdemers1 (July 02, 2015 at 01:38 PM)

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

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EllenJoseph (July 15, 2015 at 09:51 AM)

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.

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brianhoup (October 20, 2015 at 05:12 PM)

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?

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EmpowerC (April 17, 2016 at 10:58 AM)

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.

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mckbosart (April 25, 2016 at 04:15 PM)

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


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saintpaulsoutreach (November 04, 2016 at 11:14 AM)

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

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nicnatdwd (July 06, 2017 at 08:04 AM)

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

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pmarren1 (July 14, 2017 at 02:07 PM)

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 (July 14, 2017 at 02:11 PM)

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.

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