Application Packet: only print sections applicant filled out
Currently, the application packet is super long. It would be so much better if the packet only printed out the sections for which the applicant provided an answer.
Yurianna Mikolay commented
Agree, agree, agree, 100% with these comments!!! We have requests to print packets for a lot of our evaluators and the amount of paper and number of pages is incredibly inefficient. Please make these layouts more compact and use the space better to eliminate waste.
Amy Downing commented
At our fdtn, one of our mission focus areas is Preserving the Environment, so we pay a lot of attention to how much paper a print packet takes up. I have long been interested in the ability to create a shorter, more space-efficient print packet. Maybe it could be that, when we are designing a question, we might have the option of choosing that it not be included in the print packet? We use a lot of instructions for applicants that our evaluators don't need to see. Our print packets would be shortened measurably if we didn't have to have our "tips for using this form" and "self-determination of eligibility" and "terms of grant" sections visible. Thanks.
Dana Jeffery commented
We are looking for a change in options when printing out the application. Some users wish to print packet, but the formatting has large spaces between questions, and the organization information has it's own page that seems like a waste of space.
Users do want the organization information, so having a simple line at the top with basic contact information would be best, and an option to print a simplified version of the pdf is desired. This is beyond what the printer options you have on your computer, and is more about tailoring appearance before selecting the printer.
An example is a recipe online or news article, where you select how you want to display the printed version.
As it is a pdf this doesn't allow for much formatting, besides selecting which pages to print.
Too much white space--
also fonts are too similar. It is difficult to discern what is the question and what is response from the applicant --- especially for those who evaluate. thanks :)
Hi Jake and Alisha,
Thanks for the suggestion. I recognize that this would shorten the print packet. However, there could be at least one side effect that may or may not be wanted by other users. Basically, if we only include questions where answers have been supplied, it could give some users the misconception that the form is complete. I think there are some other things we'd need to do to make sure that this wasn't the case.
Given other priorities, I don't see us working on something like this in the near term. However, I'd be interested in additional feedback you or other users had as we want to continue to make the print packets more useful.
Alisha Real commented