How to Convert WordPress Form Submissions to PDF?

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Do you want an easy and simple way to convert your WordPress form submissions to PDF? 

No worries! After reading this WPEverest Article, you’ll be able to generate pdf from web forms easily. With the help of form generating pdf WordPress plugin, you can download a pdf of your form submissions.

To learn how to print WordPress form submissions to PDF just follow the easy instructions below:

STEP 1: Choose a Plugin that Generates PDF from Form Submissions

You can convert your WordPress form submissions manually if you want to. However, it will take a lot of your time. So, it is simpler and easier to use a WordPress plugin that lets you do so. You can find many WordPress form builder plugins out there that will allow you to convert your WordPress forms to PDF.

But, we recommend using the Everest Forms plugin. It is the best form builder plugin for WordPress that allows you to create any type of form. Not only this, the features offered by the plugin will make your form building experience smoother.

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Furthermore, you can find various add-ons that will extend the functionalities of the plugin. One of them is the PDF Form Submission add-on. This add-on allows you to convert WordPress forms to PDF effortlessly. Keep in mind that it is only available in the premium version.

STEP 2: Install Everest Forms and PDF Forms Submission Add-on

1. Purchase Everest Forms Pro 

Everest Forms offers 4 premium plans. They are Agency, Professional, Plus, and Personal. And, the prices are $199, $129, $99, and $49 respectively. Check out the Plans and Pricing page to purchase the plan that suits your requirement.

You can choose any of the pro plans as the PDF Form Submission add-on is available in all of them. Once you make your purchase, you can easily download the Everest Forms Pro plugin from your WPEverest account page. 

2. Login to your WordPress Dashboard

After you are done with purchasing the plugin, you can login to your WordPress admin dashboard.

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3. Install the Everest Forms free and Everest Forms Pro

To install the Everest Forms free version go to the Plugins tab and click on Add New. Then, search for Everest Forms plugin and click on the Install Now button. 

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Secondly, you can install the Everest Forms Pro plugin by uploading the plugin zip file. Click on the Upload Plugin button and choose the plugin file. After that, you can click on the Install Now button and Activate the plugin.

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After you install and activate the plugin, you need to enter the License Key for your pro plan. 

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4. Install PDF Form Submissions add-on

Now, you can easily install any of the Everest Forms add-ons. So, go to Everest Forms → Add-ons and, you can see the various add-ons available in the premium plan.

Find the PDF Form Submission Add-on and click on the Install Addon button to install and then the Activate button to activate it.

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Once the addon is activated, you’ll see that the add-on status is set as ‘Active’.

STEP 3: Create a New Form on Your Site

After you install both Everest Forms and the PDF Form Submission add-on on your WordPress site, you can create a form. For this, go to Everest Forms → Add New. Then, you will see a collection of pre-built form templates to get you started. Or, you can Start From Scratch.

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Then, you’ll be taken to the easy-to-use form builder. You can see the form fields on the left-hand side. So, all you need to do is drag and drop the form field to the desired position on the form.

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Once you are done with adding the required form fields, go to the Settings tab. Then, you can see the General and Email settings. In the Email notifications settings, you can see the settings required to convert WordPress form submissions to PDF. 

  • Attach Form Data in PDF Format: Enable this option to send PDF files as an email attachment.
  • Show Header In Attachment PDF file: Enable this option to show headers selected in global settings such as site title, form title, etc.
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Tick the 2 options shown in the screenshot and then click the Save button.

STEP 4: PDF Form Submissions Settings

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Now, you can also change the settings for the PDF template of your form submissions. For this, go to Everest Forms → Settings and click on the PDF Submissions tab. Here, you can see various settings to convert your WordPress form submissions to PDF. 

  1. PDF Header Details: You can select whether to include form name, site title, or site URL in the PDF file. You can select multiple options with this drop-down field.
  2. Page Size: You can select the page size which you want to generate the PDF. (Example: A4, Letter, Legal, Ledger, Executive)
  3. Orientation: This option allows you to select the orientation of the page i.e. Landscape or Portrait. 
  4. Font: You can choose between multiple font types for the PDF text.
  5. Font Size: Type in the font size of the PDF text. (Example: 16)
  6. Reverse Text:  You can use this option if you are using RTL(Right to Left) languages. Choose “Yes” if you want to display the text in reverse in PDF.

STEP 5: Convert WordPress Form Submissions to PDF

Finally, you can convert your WordPress form submissions to PDF. For this, go to Everest Forms → Entries, then select your form. Now, you can see the entries dashboard analytics for detailed and informative data.

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 If you scroll down you can see the list of the form entry too. Here, you can see the Actions tab which includes three options. Firstly, you can view the form submission right then and there. Also, you can delete it if it is not necessary. 

To generate PDF from the web form submission, you need to click on the Export to PDF option. After you click it, your pdf form submission is downloaded automatically to your computer. 

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You can find the PDF document on your computer. You can use the pdf document to print out your form submission or attach them with email.

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Conclusion:

Therefore, you can easily convert your form submissions to PDF with the help of Everest Forms. It allows you to view your form submissions and manage them properly. And, you can download a PDF document for your form submissions without any trouble.

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