DNN Custom Forms by OnyakTech
OnyakTech Custom Forms DNN Module
by OnyakTech

PDF Features in OnyakTech Forms for DNN

The following features are available to you in OnyakTech Forms when it comes to PDF documents:

  1. Dynamically generate PDF documents automatically based on your custom form. No setup required, just enable the feature in Display Setup.
  2. Dynamically generate PDF documents from PDF Templates and merge form data into the PDF Template.
  3. Attach the PDF to emails sent on form submission
  4. Save the PDF to your web server or other location on your network
  5. Save the path to the PDF to your database


To enable the PDF features in OnyakTech Forms go to Display Setup and expand the section "Document Generation Options". There are two types of PDF document creation. Simple and Templated. The Simple method will have the Forms module automatically generate the PDF based on your custom form in DNN. This is the easiest to setup, you just need to enable Simple PDF in Display Setup, however it does not look as good as the Templated PDF solution. With the Templated PDF solution you must first create a PDF Template and then upload it to the OnyakTech Forms module in Display Setup before it can be used. Also note that if the fields in the PDF Template are not named the same as the fields in your custom form then you will need to setup the field mapping in the Control Panel of the OnyakTech Forms module.

TIP: The OnyakTech Forms DNN module will automatically map the fields in your PDF Template with the controls on your form if you use the same field names in both the PDF document and your form. If this is not possible then you can set the PDF Field name for each control in your form in the Control Panel.

 

SCREEN SHOT:

Simple PDF Solution: Very Fast Setup, Not the Best Looking

Follow the steps below to enable Simple PDF features in the OnyakTech Forms module.

  1. Open Display Setup
  2. Expand the section "Document Generation Options"
  3. Check option "Download Simple PDF"
  4. Click Update
Templated PDF Solution: Slow Setup, Best Looking PDF

Follow the steps below to enable Templated PDF features in the OnyakTech Forms module.

  1. Open Display Setup
  2. Expand the section "Document Generation Options"
  3. Check option "Enable PDF Form Template Merging with Form Values"
  4. Upload your PDF Template
  5. Click Update