Whether you're using our Standard PDF, our PDF Designer, or even having a Custom PDF made, you have a ton of control over what your Submission looks like in PDF form.
This is the default output when you create an App in GoCanvas. It will lay things out in the order they appear on the screen. There are some adjustments you can make to the Standard PDF. Some are set in the App Builder (look at the more section of your field settings) and others are set on the App Detail page. Here's what a Standard PDF looks like:
With the PDF Designer, you can drag-and-drop fields, adjust colors and sizes, move things around, and have an immediate visual preview of what your PDF will look like.
You can launch the PDF Designer two ways:
- In the App Builder, save your App. At the top of the screen, to the right of your App name, there's a link that says App and one that says PDF. Click on PDF to switch over to the Designer.
- From the Apps page, click on the edit PDF icon (it will be after the App Builder icon next to the last edited date; it looks like a piece of paper with a pencil over it).
The best way to see the power of the PDF Designer is to get in there and play around. Once you have it ready, make sure you have it set to be emailed in the Email Options setting on the App Details page.
Here's what that same Submission looks like when using the PDF Designer:
In some instances, you may need to have a PDF look exactly the way it does on the printed form. Or you may need additional customization that isn't readily available in either the Standard PDF or the PDF Designer. In those instances, GoCanvas does have a team that can work their magic to get your form exactly right.