New PDF Addon by Strategy 11

By: Walter Jones | Asked: 08/10/2022
ForumsCategory: General questionsNew PDF Addon by Strategy 11
Walter JonesWalter Jones asked 2 years ago

If you are not aware, FF has added a new Addon related to printing entries as a PDF and attaching them to e-mail through e-mail action!  Great job Strategy 11.  Check out the youtube introduction:

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Walter JonesWalter Jones replied 2 years ago

<p>I know this is easy, but I have a mental block. Their code for a view has x= entry id. But x=[id] doesn't work dynamically and throws a critical error. How then to pull the entry in dynamically in a view?</p>

Steve WellsSteve Wells replied 2 years ago

Here is the documentation:

We are able to replicate the issue you are seeing with a view, there seems to be an issue with the add-on installer. it is missing a folder. Apologies for the bug. keep an eye out for an update soon.

Walter JonesWalter Jones replied 2 years ago

Thanks Steve, I was going crazy trying to figure it out.

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Walter JonesWalter Jones answered 2 years ago
Well, I am getting a critical error no matter how I try to use this addon...hmm on two different environments.
Steve WellsSteve Wells replied 2 years ago

Sorry about that...We'll have a fix for this shortly.

Steve WellsSteve Wells answered 2 years ago
I just heard back from our devs. While the update hasn't been pushed out quite yet, you can download a new add-on .zip file from your Formidable Forms account page that should be fixed. You'll need to replace/update that add-on manually to get the fix. We'll get the new version released soon as well.  
Walter JonesWalter Jones replied 2 years ago

Perfect Steve. It works now! Beers on me tonight.

Walter JonesWalter Jones replied 2 years ago

Hey Steve, are there any plans to add the PDF "design" to the built-in Formidable Styler?

Bobby Clapp replied 2 years ago

Good question Walter. Ideally you would be able to build a view and convert whatever that content looks like to PDF. That would be flexibility at it's finest! haha

Walter JonesWalter Jones replied 2 years ago

Yes, I am in %100 agreement. Right now it basically formats the entry like it does the backend when downloaded from a view.

Steve WellsSteve Wells replied 2 years ago

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We have discussed creating templates or style options. We’ve also discussed the ability to turn a view into a PDF.

Currently, you can only customize the content using the short code, but there are no style options yet.

Keep in mind this is an MVP version of this add-on. We definitely are listening to feedback to prioritize the next enhancements and features we add.

Richard Duemmling answered 1 year ago
When customizing the content using the short code, does it affect the PDF that is emailed? I purchased Formidable for the Form to PDF feature but I'd like to be able to change the styling of the resulting PDF. I have users uploading attachments in my form - and the default PDF shows a placeholder for each upload field - I'd like to remove those.

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