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Formidable PRO2PDF Shortcode

All parameters may be set dynamically – see demo below.


  • form – ID of the Formidable form to use. Use [id] as the ‘current record’ variable.
  • dataset – ID of the Formidable Forms dataset to fill the fillable PDF form.
  • layout – ID of the Field Map Layout to use for the merge.

Optional Parameters – Free Version

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  • download – The merged PDF file will automatically download to users computer or mobile device. And will not open in the browser window.
    • Usage: download=”auto”
  • title – The label for link to the merged PDF. If not specified, this defaults to “Download”.
    • Usage: title=”Click Here to Download”
  • class – Style the merged PDF’s link.
    • Usage: class = “my_button”

See examples of setting parameters dynamically at the bottom of this demo.

Here is the shortcode used to create the PDF from the form and dynamic parameters on this page:

formidable-download form="qr6df2" dataset=[id] layout="21" form2="613d1i" dataset2=[266] flatten="[283]" layout2="23" download="[285]" title="Click here to open prior merge again." title="[288]" filename="[286]" password=[282]
NOTE: Be sure to add the open and closing brackets “[” and “]” at the beginning and end of the shortcode.


Mapping Formidable Fields to PDF Fields

Free Version Fields

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    HTML Field

Not Visible, Always Present Fields


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Pro Version Fields

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Embed Form (Second Dataset)

Repeatable Section

Change Shortcode Settings Dynamically

(Examples of changing the plugin shortcode settings using form fields)
     (Default = No Password)
(Default = NO)
       (Default = Name of Field Map Layout )
(Default Set in Field Map Layout )
(Default = "Download")


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