How to automatically add all fields to the Designer PDF

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NOTE: This article refers to the GoCanvas PDF Designer. If you are looking to customize the Standard PDF, please click here.

The GoCanvas PDF Designer allows you to customize the output of the data that you submit in your form.

To launch the PDF Designer, follow the steps below:

  1. Go to your Forms page in the GoCanvas portal.
  2. Find the form on your account with the PDF output to be designed or updated. In-line with the form name, click Edit.
  3. Toggle to the PDF Designer at the top of the Form Builder.

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When first launching the PDF Designer, you will have the option to start from scratch, or have the Designer automatically create a layout for you:

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You can also choose to have your fields automatically populated after launching the PDF Designer. At the top of the Designer space, there is a button to Auto Layout:

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Clicking this button will automatically add all of your fields to the Designer PDF, organizing them in the order they appear in the form and assigning space accordingly. 

If you choose the Auto Layout feature, you can still make edits to your Designer PDF, such as relocating/removing fields, changing the size of your text, adding images, and more.

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