How to download forms in PDF?

Sorry I am new to the platform and I want assistance on downloading forms in PDF.

Hi @dmagunda,

Welcome to the community. Follow the steps provided below to print your survey questionnaire built in KoBoToolbox:

  • Select the project (whose survey questionnaire you wish to print in PDF)
  • Select FORM
  • Select Preview/OPEN (which is under the Collect Data)
  • Select the Printer Icon
  • Choose Save as PDF under the Destination
  • Select Print

I know this way but this does not print the value against the responses. Which is crucial in times of analysis.

Hi @mdzahid,

If you wish to print out the value as well, you will need to label the values as well e.g. the names of fruits could be labeled as 1. Mango instead of Mango alone.

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Dear Kai,
allow me to add some further hints.
We are still looking for a more complete print-out option.
Kind regards

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Hi @wroos,

At the moment printing questionnaire in KoBoToolbox will not be able to show you the skip logic, validation etc. however, you could use the hints to show that a questions has either a skip logic or some validations in it.

Dear @Kal_Lam,
thanks! We are especially using/adding guidance_hint, which is always printed in pdf, (but its visibility can be configured in KoBoCollect).
For more complexity, we add a note, with required = FALSE, which will only show (gray) in the pdf print-out, but never in the app.
Best regards


Hi @wroos,

Thank you for sharing this wonderful knowledge to the entire community! Your response should help the entire community users!

Have a great day!

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