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Generating PDF's from form submissions

This document describes how to set up the PDF plugin to use HTML from the current page. Demo

Module Setup


RsForm - Thank You message

Form Properties ⇾ Form Info ⇾ Edit the Thank You Message

note the id=thankyou. 

<div id="thankyou">
<p>Thank-you for your submission. You can save it as PDF using the button below.</p>
<p> </p>


RsForm Override

Finally, you will need an override.

Create or edit: [ROOT]/templates/<template>/com_rsform/rsform/default.php

defined('_JEXEC') or die('Restricted access');
$session = JFactory::getSession();
$formparams = $session->get('com_rsform.formparams.formId' . $this->formId);
<?php if ($this->params->get('show_page_heading', 0)) { ?>
    <h1><?php echo $this->escape($this->params->get('page_heading')); ?></h1>
<?php } ?>
<?php echo RSFormProHelper::displayForm($this->formId); ?>

if ($formparams && !empty($formparams->formProcessed)) {
    echo Joomla\CMS\HTML\HTMLHelper::_('content.prepare', '{loadmoduleid <module id>}');


Alternative method

Another method would be to include the PDF button directly into the thank-you message without using an override for RsForm but using an override for the mod_c2pdf.

First step would be to add {loadmoduleid <module id>} to your thank-you message

Then in Script called after form has been processed

$thankYouMessage = Joomla\CMS\HTML\HTMLHelper::_('content.prepare', $thankYouMessage);

Finally, you will need an override for _section.php replacing the addInlineScript with an echo (see _section.php)