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Possible to insert form data into a document?

  1. SoundsGood
    Member

    Here's what I'm looking to do...

    We need to create a PDF contract (legal document) based on info that a customer fills out in a form. Currently we just copy & paste each field into a Word document, then create a PDF file, then email it to the customer.

    Is there any way to have the customer fill out a form on the website, then somehow dynamically insert that data into a pre-written template type of document?

    Any thoughts, suggestions or ideas would be appreciated.

    Thanks!

    Posted 11 years ago on Wednesday September 29, 2010 | Permalink
  2. Gravity Forms doesn't currently do PDF generation.

    This would be possible to do as a customization but you would have to write the custom code to do so, and know how to generate PDF's using PHP. The data is all stored in the database so it's certainly doable if you know enough about PHP to do it.

    It would have to be a complete standalone customization that queries the Gravity Forms data tables for the data and then generates the PDF. You may need to hire a consultant with WordPress, PHP and PDF creation experience to implement something like this.

    Posted 11 years ago on Wednesday September 29, 2010 | Permalink
  3. SoundsGood
    Member

    >> Gravity Forms doesn't currently do PDF generation.

    Well, the PDF part of it is not critical. As long as it created a document of some kind (like Word) it would be fine. Does that change anything?

    >> You may need to hire a consultant with WordPress, PHP and PDF creation experience to implement something like this.

    Do you know of any that I can contact?

    Posted 11 years ago on Wednesday September 29, 2010 | Permalink
  4. Gravity Forms does not create a standalone document, it creates data in your WordPress data that can then be viewed by logging into your WordPress admin and viewing the form entries. They are displayed as a web page, they aren't output as document files. There is a print entry view that you could use to then print to PDF if you have Adobe Acrobat installed.

    But this wouldn't be an automated process. You would have to view the entry, print and then print to PDF and save the file.

    Posted 11 years ago on Wednesday September 29, 2010 | Permalink
  5. SoundsGood
    Member

    >> They are displayed as a web page, they aren't output as document files. There is a print entry view that you could use to then print to PDF if you have Adobe Acrobat installed.

    Where would I find this "print entry view"? I don't recall seeing it.

    Thanks.

    Posted 11 years ago on Wednesday September 29, 2010 | Permalink
  6. - Go to Entries
    - View a specific Entry
    - Right side there is a Print button with an option to include the notes. Click the Print button.
    - A printer friendly version of the Entry is then displayed and you can print it.

    Posted 11 years ago on Wednesday September 29, 2010 | Permalink
  7. SoundsGood
    Member

    Thanks. Do you know of any consultants I can hire to handle the original request?

    Posted 11 years ago on Wednesday September 29, 2010 | Permalink
  8. You could try one of the following...

    WebDevStudios
    http://www.webdevstudios.com

    Ounce of Talent
    http://www.ounceoftalent.com

    Both have Gravity Forms customization experience.

    Posted 11 years ago on Thursday September 30, 2010 | Permalink
  9. @SoundsGood, did you find a solution for the PDF generation using Gravity Forms? We're looking for the same solution, any direction would be greatly appreciated, thanks!

    Posted 11 years ago on Friday October 22, 2010 | Permalink
  10. Yes, we want to export only 5-6 entires (from a form with over 30 entires) with photos into a PDF document to email clients. Any feedback on this subject would be most appreciated.

    Posted 10 years ago on Monday August 1, 2011 | Permalink
  11. Gravity Forms v1.6 will have a bulk print option to print multiple entries at once. If you want to be able to print these as PDF if you have a solution on your computer that can print to PDF you will be able to use this to select multiple entries, use the Print in the bulk actions and then use your computer to print them to PDF.

    PDF integration is something we'd like to add in the future via an add-on that will integrate with a 3rd party service that handles PDF generation.

    Posted 10 years ago on Monday August 1, 2011 | Permalink
  12. Great news. Any ideas on when V1.6 is going to be released?

    Posted 10 years ago on Tuesday August 2, 2011 | Permalink
  13. Latest information (possible beta release later this month):
    http://www.gravityhelp.com/forums/topic/hide-unused-conditional-form-section-titles-in-entries-and-emails#post-31352

    Posted 10 years ago on Tuesday August 2, 2011 | Permalink