NOTE: This article refers to the GoCanvas PDF Designer. If you are looking to customize the Standard PDF, please click here.
When a form is edited in the GoCanvas Form Builder, it is recommended to immediately launch the PDF Designer in order to have the changes to the form reflected in the output.
You can launch the PDF Designer by launching your form from the Forms tab and toggling to the PDF Designer.
What will automatically update?
If a field name or field property is changed, that item will be automatically updated in the PDF Designer IF the field has already been added to your output.
What needs to be manually updated?
If a field is deleted in the Form Builder that was included in the PDF design, the PDF output may need to be adjusted. The field will be removed from the PDF Designer, leaving a blank space where it was located.
When fields are added to the form, they will appear in the PDF Designer’s App Outline, but they will not automatically add to the design of the PDF. In order to add new fields to the PDF, the PDF Designer must be launched and the new fields dragged-and-dropped into the design.
NOTE: If the form status is currently Pending, making changes in the PDF Designer will only apply to the pending version of the form.