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Export to PDF and Editing Features

  1. jdees
    Member

    We are looking for a solution that will allow us to:
    1. Integrate the form entries/results into a user's profile (using buddypress I assume).
    2. The ability to edit and change a form entry (buddypress integration again).
    3. Send the results in an email to the user and email(s) of the user's choice.
    4. Export entries/results as a PDF for the user to keep and print.

    Posted 11 years ago on Wednesday June 8, 2011 | Permalink
  2. Gravity Forms doesn't currently display entry data on the frontend of your site, the entry data is only browsable in the WordPress Dashboard in the admin. So currently it doesn't support displaying form entries/results in the users profile and doesn't allow users to edit the data. It also doesn't support export to PDF, it only exports to CSV. These are features we plan on implementing down the road, but currently it isn't going to provide the functionality you described.

    Posted 11 years ago on Wednesday June 8, 2011 | Permalink
  3. jdees
    Member

    Thanks Carl, I look forward to the new features.

    Posted 11 years ago on Thursday June 9, 2011 | Permalink
  4. paypal@markhoffman.ca
    Member

    Export to PDF would be brilliant.

    Posted 11 years ago on Tuesday June 21, 2011 | Permalink
  5. We do have plans for PDF support in the future via an Add-On. So stay tuned!

    Posted 11 years ago on Tuesday June 21, 2011 | Permalink
  6. Chiming in to say you have another customer here that would use PDF functionality the second you make it available.

    Posted 10 years ago on Thursday August 4, 2011 | Permalink
  7. I second that. I would use the PDF functionality instantly! It would be great if you could take the data that was submitted, plug it into a custom PDF layout, and then email to the email field on the form all in one action. Now that would be miraculous!

    Of course...a PDF for download would be awesome in itself!

    Do you have an estimated time frame for this new add-on you speak of?

    Posted 10 years ago on Friday August 12, 2011 | Permalink
  8. I have a client who wants an electronic form, but also would like a downloadable .pdf form for people who would rather fill out the form and fax it in. It would be nice if i can create the form once electronically and make a pdf form from gravity forms.

    Posted 10 years ago on Sunday August 14, 2011 | Permalink
  9. I'm in the same boat. I need to to colate the information into a PDF download that can be automailed to the user.

    Posted 10 years ago on Sunday August 14, 2011 | Permalink
  10. I need this feature too. My clients are dentists who need their patient forms online. Currently, we use a form (on a SSL page) where the patient enters their medical history info and the data is submitted via Word doc to a designated email address.

    It would be great if GF could do this w/ PDF or Word.

    Posted 10 years ago on Monday August 22, 2011 | Permalink
  11. @webmktco, how is the DOC created from the form submission currently? Maybe the same library or functionality could be used with Gravity Forms.

    Posted 10 years ago on Monday August 22, 2011 | Permalink
  12. Hey Chris- thanks for the quick response.

    Let me back up for a second- the original form was built using Formstack. I then hired a programmer from elance to build the Formstack form into a custom form that prints to a Word doc.

    Since I'm not well versed in backend code, I'm not following your suggestions about the same "library" or functionality- in other words, I wouldn't know what to look for.

    Should I post the code?

    Posted 10 years ago on Monday August 22, 2011 | Permalink
  13. No, that's OK. I was just wondering how a form submission was being converted into a PDF or DOC. There are PHP libraries available to create PDFs and I was wondering what was being used on your site to create the DOC.

    I did find a little bit online about it:
    http://stackoverflow.com/questions/124959/create-word-document-using-php-in-linux
    http://www.joelonsoftware.com/items/2008/02/19.html

    I've never created a DOC on Linux, but I have created PDF. I think you could use the hooks (gform_post_submission hook probably) that are built in to Gravity Forms to grab the entry data, and create and mail a PDF (or DOC.) It would be a customization but it's certainly possible.

    Posted 10 years ago on Monday August 22, 2011 | Permalink
  14. We would also love to be able to export in a form other than .csv, preferably word or even notepad. Thanks!

    Posted 10 years ago on Thursday September 8, 2011 | Permalink
  15. @PAWS Due to the nature of the data Word or Notepad isn't ideal. The data contains multiple values, it's serialized data which means it's like a spreadsheet and not a word document. This is why export to CSV is the best method. You can then import the data into Excel, Google Spreadsheet, etc.

    Posted 10 years ago on Thursday September 8, 2011 | Permalink
  16. ckrauskopf
    Member

    Just another vote for export to PDF functionality here. A client asked me today if I could implement this on the gravity form I previously installed for him. If the export to PDF add-on already existed I would want to add it to 3 different sites tomorrow. Any update on what version this might be in on the roadmap?

    Posted 10 years ago on Tuesday October 11, 2011 | Permalink
  17. I got the following request today from my client.

    "Need a Credit Application that will be added as a link under the user’s Account Settings. Customers will able to fill out and save the attached interactive PDF on-screen and print out the completed application. Advise is needed to gather data from these forms as a possibility but not a must-have."

    First thing that came to mind is Gravity Forms.

    I know this does not add much to the topic, but at lest you guys can see its something a lot of people are asking for ;c )

    Thanks for the great plugin guys.

    Posted 10 years ago on Thursday October 13, 2011 | Permalink
  18. I also would like to see the ability to print a form to PDF. There are countless uses for this...
    Can't wait for the Add-On :)

    Posted 10 years ago on Thursday November 3, 2011 | Permalink
  19. +1 for submission -> downloadable pdf.

    That kind of functionality would be sweet indeed. I could easily begin implementing immediately.

    Posted 10 years ago on Thursday December 8, 2011 | Permalink

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