Slate can automatically generate PDFs for items submitted within Slate (e.g., a Slate-hosted application or a form registration). For example, choose the auto PDF option when configuring the application to display a PDF that looks like this:
Two reasons to use auto PDFs:
- Auto Update - When updating an application or form (e.g., a reader review form), the auto PDF updates automatically, eliminating the need to update field mappings within a custom PDF file.
- Efficient & Reliable - Using the auto PDF functionality ensures that Slate development work continues to move forward. Auto PDFs are a quick and reliable way to ensure that desired data is displayed to readers.
They are also elastic and will automatically collapse or expand based on the length of the data to be displayed. Auto PDFs can accommodate responses of any length without leaving gaps or truncating data. Custom PDFs contain merge fields that are pre-configured and static in size. Shorter than average responses will have gaps between data points, while longer than average responses may be truncated.