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Export Entries to PDF - I need this feature

  1. I did a pilot with gravity forms as an addon to create online applications for a finance client of mine. I am now looking at deploying it on a number of websites, but I need a automatic export to PDF function that creates a pdf based on a custom HTML/CSS design. There needs to be an option to automatically attach this to the notification email.

    I know the best place to go for customization is straight to the developer and the community. I could put my own developer onto it, but I believe very strongly in the open source model, so if I have to pay for the feature to be coded, I would like to see everyone benefit from it - the best way to achieve this is straight to the developer.

    What costs are we looking at? What time frame are we looking at? Is there anyone else out there that also needs this feature?

    Posted 9 years ago on Tuesday May 3, 2011 | Permalink
  2. is it just the entries you would like to convert to PDF?

    Posted 9 years ago on Saturday May 14, 2011 | Permalink
  3. yes in a customizable format so that I can design a pdf page output and dynamically populate it with the entries.

    Posted 9 years ago on Sunday May 15, 2011 | Permalink
  4. I second that feature.

    Posted 9 years ago on Monday May 16, 2011 | Permalink
  5. I need this feature as well. Is there some way we can collectively push this forward semi-quickly? I have a client that wants that functionality asap.

    Posted 9 years ago on Sunday May 22, 2011 | Permalink
  6. We've got this on the roadmap for a future version, but currently it's not a priority. If you need something done soon, your best bet is to hire a PHP developer to help you build an add-on to handle the pdf generation.

    Posted 9 years ago on Sunday May 22, 2011 | Permalink
  7. Hey Kevin,

    Thanks for your response. I am in the middle of a project that needs this capability as well. What if we as a community commissioned/paid for it to be created though your staff.

    In other words come up with the development cost/price and let us, the gravity forms community raise the money to pay for it so we can have it now. You guys incorporate the feature and continue to make Gravity Forms to be the best WP Form plugin that exist.

    Posted 9 years ago on Sunday May 22, 2011 | Permalink
  8. I second that idea...I would definitely contribute to the pdf development. My goal is to create a standard pdf form with regions that could be populated by the form data and saved on the server and/or email out.

    Posted 9 years ago on Sunday May 22, 2011 | Permalink
  9. Yep, that would be a great deal but we're a small team and we're already busy working on several other Gravity Forms upgrades as well as other new products. There are several other things that are a lot more requested than this so they're taking precedence right now. Like I mentioned, this is something we would like to tackle but it's going to be down the road a ways. If you really need/want it now, a third-party developer is the way to go to get it done.

    Posted 9 years ago on Sunday May 22, 2011 | Permalink
  10. I was after something similar to this, what i did in the end was install the gravity forms custom post type plugin (from wordpress.org) and use gravity forms to create a custom post. I then tied the gravity form input fields to custom fields of the custom post type, and made a template for the custom post type that output the form data in the manner I wanted it as a web page and then printed the page to pdf.

    There is probably a better way to do this, but this way certainly beats cutting and pasting from an email. I don't have great skills by any means but in order to do this you would at least have to have enough knowledge of html/css to layout a page and cut and paste level php skills to make the custom post type.

    Posted 9 years ago on Monday May 23, 2011 | Permalink
  11. I need this feature asap as well, and would throw into a money pool to get developed

    Posted 9 years ago on Wednesday June 1, 2011 | Permalink
  12. @AndrewTaylor - Thanks for the tip....that sounds do-able in the meantime.

    Posted 9 years ago on Friday June 3, 2011 | Permalink