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multiple PDFs and no submit button

  1. Hi,

    I have tried to find the answer to something that might be really obvious, but I coulnd't find a good ans simple explanation on the forum. I'd like to use GravityForms to make PDF search option for clients so they can look for and download manuals for their products. A bit like this CanonScan driver page:
    I think it will be possible because of the conditional logic one can add in GF. But I don't want users to have to submit and go to another page. I want the results to be loaded into the page after selecting option- and checkboxes. So there shouldn't be a submit button. Are there any other ways apart from the ugly method of hiding the submit button as a transparent PNG24? +what would be the best way to SHOW the PDF links? Use the HTML content placeholer and stuff a link to the PDF location in there? I hope you guys can help me out.

    Another question I had was the likelyhood of having a "would you like to add another product" button for product order forms. My workaround for that is also quite messy...

    Kind regards,


    Posted 3 years ago on Monday March 26, 2012 | Permalink
  2. Being able to use Gravity Forms to do what you describe is really going to depend on your needs.

    Gravity Forms doesn't act as a search engine, so it's not going to provide search functionality for filtering and searching for PDF's.

    If you do not have a large number of PDF's, you could use conditional logic to show/hide HTML fields containing the PDF download links based on selections a user makes. But I wouldn't recommend doing this if you have a large number of PDF's because the form would get cumbersome to management.

    As for hiding the submit button, you can use the submit button conditional logic which is an option in the advanced tab of the form settings. You could add a drop down to your form, set it's field visibility to Admin Only and then use that drop down for the conditional logic for the submit button by setting it to the second choice in the drop down. Since it's an Admin Only field the user wouldn't see it... so they couldn't trigger conditional logic to show the submit button.

    There is no "Add another product" functionality. All fields must exist on the form. They can't be added dynamically based on a user clicking a button or link. The only way to do what you describe is through the use of conditional logic to show/hide additional fields.

    Posted 3 years ago on Tuesday March 27, 2012 | Permalink

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