Did you know that you can’t export Typeform to PDF? It’s true! But Formidable Forms makes it easy to create PDFs from your online surveys and forms!
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Whether you’re already a Typeform user or are just thinking about using it on your website, there’s an important thing to know: there’s no built-in way to download Typeform results as a PDF. You can’t export Typeform questions to PDF either.
Surprising, right? 😱 This seems like a basic need for any business or blog using WordPress forms on their website. We here at Formidable Forms think it’s an essential feature too, and that’s why we’ve made it really easy to export your form entries as PDFs.
Let’s take a closer look at how you can easily get around Typeform’s data portability problems.
💭 You Really Can’t Download Typeform as a PDF?
Nope, there’s no simple solution to turn Typeform forms into fillable PDF forms or even to download Typeform responses as a PDF.
Typeform does not have a PDF export option.
It is not possible to export a Typeform response as a PDF file and there’s no button to download a PDF summary of your responses. 👎 You could create a CSV to export your Typeform survey results to Google Drive or Excel, but there’s no way to make Typeform generate a PDF.
Want to download a Typeform questionnaire as a PDF? The only way you can is by doing a JSON export and then doing some monkey work to convert the form to PDF. Sound complicated? It is. And time consuming too. ⌛
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So why won’t Typeform export data or output files to PDF? 🤷 Some users have speculated that they want to limit the ways you can turn Typeform into PDF because it would make it easy to export data in real time.
If users could do that, perhaps you could sign up for a Typeform account for a short period, run a survey, then find your answers in a PDF when you need them. 😏
Seems like a longshot to us! Nevertheless, this feature has been hotly demanded and strangely absent from Typeform for a long while.
🤔 A Better Way: Use Formidable Forms to Export to PDF
Formidable Forms makes it easy to create surveys, forms, and questionnaires in WordPress. Plus, you can auto-generate PDF documents from form entries. You can automatically email the PDF as an attachment too.
And, unlike Typeform, our plugin also comes with a drag-and-drop form builder. Plus, there’s no need for API keys and third-party apps. Our PDF plugin does everything by itself!
But can Formidable Forms make forms that show one question at a time (aka conversational forms)? It can! ✅
Formidable lets you create all kinds of forms in WordPress, including conversational forms (like Typeform), basic newsletter subscription forms, and product recommendation quizzes.
Typeform, on the other hand, only lets you make one type of form: conversational forms.
👉 Learn more: Why Formidable Forms is a Great Typeform Alternative
🛠️ How to Make a Typeform-Style Form with Formidable
Ready to get going? In just a few short steps, you’ll have your Typeform-like form and be able to easily export your results as a PDF.
First, you’ll need to install and activate Formidable Forms. Once you’ve got Formidable on your WordPress, go to Formidable → Add-Ons to install the Conversational Forms add-on.
The Conversational Forms add-on is available with a Formidable Forms Pro license.
Great! 👍 Now that you’re all set up, it’s time to create your form with the visual form builder.
Pick the form field you want on the left-hand side, then drag and drop it into the editor on the right side of the screen. Easy peasy!
Short on time or inspiration? We have a lot of great form templates that give you the same look-and-feel as your favorite Typeform survey examples in just a few clicks.
After you’ve added all your fields, click the blue Update button in the upper right corner to save your form.
Alright, let’s get your form to display question-by-question! Don’t worry, it only takes two clicks.
Go to the Settings tab and select Conversational Forms. Then toggle the switch to activate it!
Next, you can choose whether to show:
- a start page 🎬,
- arrow button navigation at the bottom of your form ↔️,
- and progress bar 🚥 (with or without text).
You can also customize your questionnaire start and continue button texts.
And that’s it! 😀
Now, each of your form fields (email address, name, text field, radio buttons, etc.) will display one at a time, one question per page.
All that’s left is to click the Embed button at the top of the screen to insert your form into one of your WordPress pages or posts.
📥 How to Export Results to PDF
Once you’ve created your form and started collecting submissions, you can quickly export results to PDF in Formidable.
All you’ll need to do is install the Formidable PDF add-on (Formidable → Add-Ons, ‘PDF’) and then you’re nearly done!
Last thing to do is to go to Formidable → Entries, then click on the entry you want to export and select the PDF download action.
⬇️ How to Export a Survey to PDF
Want to export your entire questionnaire as a PDF along with your answers? No problem in Formidable. That’s actually the default whenever you download a form entry.
And you can download as many entries as you like. Your PDF will include both the questions and responses! 😊
🚀 Do Even More with Formidable
Formidable goes way beyond basic downloading of responses from forms. Using our Visual Views add-on, you can automatically create custom PDFs in WordPress!
Choose a template, like our PDF Certificate Template, or make your own. It’ll then be filled out with the data submitted in your form. You can then send your custom PDF as an email attachment or offer it as a direct download.
👉 Learn more: How Formidable’s WordPress PDF Generator Works
Ready to Switch from Typeform to Formidable?
As you can see, Formidable Forms offers a lot of features that Typeform doesn't, including easy exports to PDF.
Not only can you quickly create question-by-question forms and quizzes in WordPress with our drag-and-drop builder, but you can also make all sorts of surveys, signup forms, and online calculators too. And while there's no Typeform signature field, Formidable makes it easy to digitally sign forms.
Give Formidable Forms a try now — we're so sure you'll love it that we offer a 14-day money-back guarantee.
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