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  • #17779 Reply

    berman
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    We have a form with number of input fields. We have a Formidable PDF as well. We want to know that whether it is possible to map multiple fields to single filed in PDF.

    For example form contain input A, input B and input C. (All inputs are individual field in form)
    And the PDF also contain field 1, field 2 field 3 and field 4

    We want to do the following mapping
    1) input A to field 1
    2) input B to field 2
    3) input C to field 3
    4) input A, B and C to field 4

    Mapping of 1, 2 and 3 is quit easy to do with formidable PRO2PDF.
    we want to know whether the 4th kind of mapping is possible? if yes, how to do with formidable PRO2PDF. If not, please let us know any other possible ways.

    #17782 Reply

    admin
    Keymaster

    There are two ways to accomplish the above;
    1) Use Formidable’s “Calculated Text Field” to combine “input A, B and C” in a hidden field, then map the hidden field to the PDF “field 4” using PRO2PDF.

    2) From the field map layout, map the one PDF field to the “Formidable:Dynamic” choice listed in the “Webform Data Field ID” dropdown. Then add something like this to the text box; if field ID’s for Input A = [111], Input B = [222], Input C = [333]

    [111][222][333]
    or
    [111], [222], [333]
    or
    [111]
    [222]
    [333]

    *NOTE: “Formidable:Dynamic” also accepts regular text, Formidable View shortcodes, and Formidable conditional logic like: [if x equals=”something”] [/if x]

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    #17784 Reply

    berman
    Participant

    Cold you please explain where the option 2 is located..?
    I have searched in layout section. I was unable to see this.

    #17786 Reply

    admin
    Keymaster

    “Formidable:Dynamic” is the last option in the “Webform Data Field ID” dropdown as selected in the image below which demonstrates how to use a COMB field with only the month & year of a date field.

    Formidable: Dynamic setting

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    #17787 Reply

    berman
    Participant

    Ok, great.. Its working fine now.. But one issue is there..!

    All the input is just showing single line there.. I need to show the data like this.

    Input label1 – input[111]
    Input label2 – input[222]
    Input label3 – input[333]
    Input label4 – input[444]

    Is it possible to make each input field in each line.?

    #17789 Reply

    admin
    Keymaster

    Set the PDF field to Multi-line as shown below.

    Multi-line PDF field

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    #17790 Reply

    berman
    Participant

    May I know where this multi-line option is available..?

    Is the option available in Adobe PDF Reader application..?

    #17791 Reply

    admin
    Keymaster

    Adobe Reader is only a PDF reader, not a PDF editor. The option is available in all PDF Form editors such as Acrobat, PDFEscape, and our new (replacement) version of PRO2PDF called E2Pdf which is in Alpha testing now with a Beta expected sometime in March 2018.

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    #17827 Reply

    berman
    Participant

    Ok, great.. Its working fine now. thanks for your great support.

    Another question is there..

    Actually when I was configuring the formidable PRO2PDF I saw an option called “Flatten PDF form”. I would like to know about this option. Could you please specify why we need to use this option and for what purpose we have to use this option.?

    #17828 Reply

    berman
    Participant

    For this “Flatten PDF form” option having 3 option I could see. If possible please describe each options too. Also I would know that where it will take effect.

    #17829 Reply

    admin
    Keymaster

    With flatten set to YES, PRO2PDF will output the merged PDF file as a “non-editable” PDF file rather than a PDF file with form fields.

    With flatten set to “Yes, and transform text into images”, PRO2PDF will output the merged PDF file the same as above, except the text will be converted into an image, rendering the text non-selectable for copying and non-editable.

    With flatten set to NO, PRO2PDF will output the merged PDF file with all form fields. This option may be used in conjunction with the “READ-ONLY” PDF form field option to allow some fields to be edited and others non-editable.

    We remain at your service.

    #17831 Reply

    berman
    Participant

    Ok thanks,

    And regarding “Formidable:Dynamic” option in Webform Data Field ID, we have one text box available to add the dynamic content. That’s ok..

    But I have an issue in it, Once we changed any of the field label name in formidable form we need to update it in the “Formidable:Dynamic” text box at each time.

    So instead of this can we call the form input label just like calling its value.
    For example,
    label1 – [111]
    label2 – [222]

    We have 2 input field. Once we called [111] and [222] it will output its field value. How can we output the label name by using this kind of shortcodes.

    • This reply was modified 6 months, 1 week ago by  berman.
    #17833 Reply

    admin
    Keymaster

    [111 show=”field_label”]

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    #17834 Reply

    admin
    Keymaster

    Use the shortcode twice to show the field label before the field value like this…
    [111 show=”field_label”] – [111]

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    #17836 Reply

    berman
    Participant

    Ok, that’s great…

    So what about the multi language. I am using English as well as French in my site. Once we use this shortcode ([111 show=”field_label”]) in English PDF it will display in English.

    But what about the French PDF. I want to know in French PDF whether the input labels display in French or not.

    #17837 Reply

    admin
    Keymaster

    Multi language is a function of Formidable Forms and WordPress, not PRO2PDF. This is a great question for the outstanding support staff at Formidable Forms.

    We remain at your service.

    #17846 Reply

    berman
    Participant

    Ok thanks.. But is there any solution by using any hard code. Could you please add some suggestions here that how to achieve this goal.

    #17847 Reply

    admin
    Keymaster

    Did you request assistance from Formidable, what did they say?

    At this time we are only able to offer continued support on the developed functionality of PRO2PDF as we are working overtime to release the replacement to PRO2PDF, named E2Pdf

    We remain at your service.

    #17848 Reply

    berman
    Participant

    Actually I have seek their support. I have raised a ticket an hour ago.. Still there is no reply from their side.

    #17881 Reply

    berman
    Participant

    Actually in French view page it is displaying based on the language. But after submit the French form all the entry data is showing in English again.

    Que 1: Why it is not showing in French in form entry page in backend..?

    I am using separate PDF template for both English and French. But in French PDF all the input text (both input label and value) are showing in English alone.

    Que 2: How to translate both input label and value while generating the PDF?

    Please do the support for both question above I asked
    Thank you

    #17882 Reply

    admin
    Keymaster

    PRO2PDF does not provide support for WPML, it is a function of Formidable Forms, what did Formidable say?

    We remain at your service.

    #17893 Reply

    berman
    Participant

    Thank you admin,

    I just want to know whether I can save the data values in French language.

    While open the form in view page it converts to French automatically. So is that possible to save the data in same language in database, which is displaying in view page.

    For example: If I submit the English form it will save it in English itself in database.
    Same like, Is it possible to save the data in French when I submit the French form.

    #17895 Reply

    admin
    Keymaster

    WPML is a function of Formidable Forms, not PRO2PDF, what did Formidable say?

    We remain at your service.

    #17917 Reply

    berman
    Participant

    Hello, I would display the Current Entry ID in PDF.

    [if 108]Entry Id: [current-entry-id][/if 108]

    Is that possible to display the Current Entry ID.

    #17920 Reply

    berman
    Participant

    I have used custom shortcode in “Formidable:Dynamic” option.
    But in my custom shortcode function it output the number not the executed value.

    For example:
    My custom shortcode – [if 65][shortcode_name input_id=[65]][/if 65]

    The [65] have the value in current entry.
    But after the execution the shortcode output as – 65

    How to display the input value of [65] in my custom shortcode.

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