Customize a PDF

There are several PDFs available throughout SurveyGizmo. Below we'll cover your options for customizing these various PDFs.

Individual Response PDFs

When downloading an Individual Response to PDF either on a one-by-one basis, or in bulk from either the Responses or Report tab, you will have a number of options to customize your PDF. Below we discuss each available option.

Include Details (Browser, Page Path, Session ID) and Geo Data

When selected, these options will include a section for Details and/or a section for Response Location in your PDF downloads.

Include Internal Comments

Internal comments are available for survey administrators to make a note on each response. To add a comment click the Comment link in the top right of the Data tab. If you wish to include these comments select the option to Include Internal Comments.

Exclude Questions Hidden From the Respondent

When selected, this option will exclude questions that were not displayed to the respondent as a result of logic set up in your survey.

Use customized view

When viewing individual responses within the SurveyGizmo application you can click the Customize link in the upper right to select which questions and/or pages you wish to include when viewing your responses.

If you wish to use this customized view in your PDF download, select this option.

Include text/instruction from survey

When selected, this option will include all text/instruction elements in your survey...

...in your PDF download.

Change PDF Orientation to landscape

When selected, this option will change the orientation of your PDF to landscape.

Send Email and Review Action PDFs

Both Send Email Actions and Review Actions have an option to attach a PDF of the survey response for download. When this option is selected you will have a number of options to customize your PDF. Below we discuss each available option.

Page Numbers, Titles and Question Numbers

When selected, the page numbers, page titles and/or question numbers will display in your PDF download. Pretty straightforward.

Include text/instruction from survey

When selected, this option will include all text/instruction elements in your survey...

...in your PDF download.

Only include questions displayed to the survey taker

When selected, this option will exclude questions that were not displayed to the respondent as a result of logic.

Only include answered questions

When selected, this option will exclude questions that were answered.

Including Images in PDFs

If you have an image in your survey that is not showing in your PDF downloads this is likely because you are using an Image media element instead of Text Instructions. If so, here's your workaround.

Go Account > Libraries and find the image you wish to include in your PDF. Click Edit on the image in question and copy the Embed Code to your clipboard:

Next, go back to your account dashboard by clicking the Home icon. Find your survey and go to the Build tab. Just above or below your image element (it doesn't matter which as we're going to delete the image momentarily) click to insert Text/Media.

Instead of an image element we are going to keep the default selection of Text/Instructions. Enter some temporary text (we'll replace this in a moment) and click Save Text/Media and Edit.

Next, replace your temporary text with the image embed code from your clipboard and click Save.

Next, delete your duplicate image element from your survey. Make sure you are deleting the Image element and not the Text/Instructions!

Finally, when downloading PDFs, be it Individual Response, Review or Send Email PDFs, be sure to select the option to Include text/instruction from survey.

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