PDF Autofill

Automatically fill and route PDF templates from your form submission data

You can map Feathery form and hidden fields to your PDF template in one of two ways:

  1. Feathery detects existing fillable fields in your document and allows you to map fields to them.

  2. You may annotate the document with additional text and signature fields and position them however you want. The annotated fields may also be mapped to form/hidden fields.

Mapping Document Fields

To map fields, simply click an annotated field on the document and use the right panel that appears to select the form or hidden field to map to the document field. You may also right click the document field and select "Attach Form Field". Once a document field is mapped it is shown with a green color.

Not all form fields can be mapped to all types of document fields. Feathery will enforce this and only offer form fields types for mapping that are compatible. Some field mappings require additional property inputs to complete the mapping. These extra properties will dynamically appear in the right panel when a document field is selected and mapped to a form field.

  • When mapping form field types that have options (dropdowns, checkbox and radio groups, button groups and question matrix) to either a document checkbox or document radio button field, you must select a field "Option Value" that will cause checkbox/radio to be checked at document fill time. In other words, if the mapped form field has this option selected, check the document checkbox or radio button.

  • When mapping a repeating form field to a document field, you may optionally enter a "Repeat Number" to indicate which repeating value to map. This is optional and if not supplied, then the list of values from the repeating form field is used to fill the document field (as appropriate).

  • When mapping a question matrix to a document checkbox or radio button, you must select a "Matrix Question" to be mapped as well as an "Option Value" (see above) . The question matrix contains multiple questions, but a mapping to a particular document checkbox or radio can only be for a particular question.

Conditional Document Pages

When no annotated document field is selected, you can set rules in the right sidebar for dynamically including or hiding various pages of the document depending on the existing field values when it is autofilled.

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