How to Customize Your PDF Submission Report

April 27, 2024

Jotform’s PDF Editor automatically turns collected form submission data into professional, elegant PDFs that are easy to share with colleagues and customers. It helps automate the building process and lessen your workload.

See How to Create or Edit Your PDF Submission Report to get started.

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By default, when you create a new PDF document, the PDF Editor will populate it with the same question-and-answer (Q&A) pairs found on your web form.

Example Form Preview
Side-by-side view of the form and PDF Editor

If you want a plain PDF file containing your user’s submission data, the default PDF template should suffice. However, if you plan to fully customize the design and layout of your PDF document, knowing your way around the PDF Editor, especially how to add form fields with submission data, will be a good knowledge to acquire.

Adding Elements to Your PDF Document

To display elements on your PDF document

  1. In the PDF Editor, select Add Elements in the upper-left corner.
Steps to add elements in Jotform PDF Editor
  1. Choose an element from the left pane and move it to the editor.
Steps to add elements in Jotform PDF Editor
  1. To display submission data from your form, go to Form Fields, then choose an item to add to your document.
Steps to add elements in Jotform PDF Editor

Customizing Your PDF Document

To view the available layout and customization options

  1. In the PDF Editor, open the PDF Designer on the right.
Steps to view customization options in Jotform PDF Editor
  1. Use the tabs at the top to see related options.
Steps to view customization options in Jotform PDF Editor

Here are the available tabs:

  • Layout — View page-related options like size, orientation, and color.
  • Element Style — View text-related options like font size, color, and style.
  • Templates — Apply a premade style to your PDF.
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