Detailed Form Confirmation Page (Summary Page)

FormSmarts supports a number of options to complement the default confirmation page that is displayed when someone submits a form.

You can:

Detailed Form Confirmation Page

The detailed confirmation page, also called Summary Page, shows a summary of the data submitted and allows form users to:

  • Have a confirmation email sent to them
  • Download a PDF receipt
  • Print a copy of the form data.

Feel free to try this demo.

The form generator allows users to get a PDF or receive an confirmation email

Use the summary page whenever you want users to be able to keep a copy of the information they’ve submitted or a proof of their submission.

PDF receipts may not display correctly in non Western-European languages (Russian, Chinese,…) unless the language is set explicitly with the lang parameter.

Setup Instructions

Set up form confirmation email

Visit the Forms Tab of the form builder and click the icon showing a pen to edit the corresponding form. Towards the bottom of the Form Details screen (pictured above), change the On Submission action to ‘Show summary with print, email & PDF options’.

13 Responses to “Detailed Form Confirmation Page (Summary Page)”

I’m now using this for a quote request form on our site so that customers can immediately get a copy of their quote request by email or download a PDF. It’s a great addition to your product.

Posted by: Jay | Oct 14th, 2010 10:11 am

How can I show my company in the confirmation email like in demo?

Posted by: Kim | Oct 14th, 2010 5:04 pm

You can upload a logo for each of your sites in the Settings tab of the form builder.

FormSmarts Posted by: FormSmarts | Oct 14th, 2010 6:03 pm

With this update, you broke my FormSmarts Paypal integration.
On this page, it said not to select Redirect to URL for a form with payment.
Yet, on instructions for Paypal integration, it said to select Redirect to URL.
Can you check into this?

Posted by: Steven | Oct 24th, 2010 1:36 pm

This feature has no impacts on FormSmarts PayPal integration. For payment integration to work you must set the On Submission option to either “Show confirmation page” or select the new “Show summary page with email, PDF and print options”. Note that if you select the Redirect option with the Return URL set to, FormSmarts will understand you want to integrate with PayPal and automatically override your choice and revert back to the default “Show confirmation page”.

FormSmarts Posted by: FormSmarts | Oct 25th, 2010 5:20 am

Not sure how to implement this if I am embedding the form in my website.

Posted by: David | Nov 20th, 2010 1:42 pm

Ah, I see. This is only for BIZ-level customers?

Posted by: David | Nov 20th, 2010 1:43 pm

There is nothing to change on your website when you want to start having users redirected to the return URL of your form, or switch to the detailed confirmation page that allows users to get a confirmation email or download a PDF receipt.

Like with all FormSmarts features, you simply need to change the settings in the form builder, and all changes will take effect immediately on your website. You do not need to refresh the embed code on your site.

FormSmarts Posted by: FormSmarts | Nov 20th, 2010 3:50 pm

Redirects are available with both Pro and Business plans.

The summary page with confirmation email/PDF receipt is only available with Business plans.

FormSmarts Posted by: FormSmarts | Nov 20th, 2010 4:01 pm

This page is very misleading, nowhere does it mention that this feature is only available for business plans. Nor does it say that on the features page.

And it also says at the top “We’ve added two options to complement the default confirmation page that is displayed after a form is submitted.” which makes it sound like it’s a default feature. VERY misleading, and disappointing, because I am on the Pro plan and want the receipt feature for submissions. I don’t want the PDF feature, why not just show the form data again on the final page?

Posted by: Ted | Jan 27th, 2012 12:47 pm

Ted, the features page does show this is only available with Business plan, however I agree this information is missing on this page. I will update the article today. I apologize for this and we’ll email you to offer a transition to a Business account so you can take advantage of this feature.

FormSmarts Posted by: FormSmarts | Jan 28th, 2012 12:10 am

I want to have the page redirect to a Thank You page BUT the website sometimes can be https: or http: – depending on what the visitor typed in. Is there a way to redirect to the proper url automatically? I tried entering just // but it wouldn’t take it. I’m afraid they may get an error if we bring in an HTTP page into the HTTPS page or visa versa.

Posted by: Mary Ann Wells | Jul 26th, 2018 8:52 am

Mary Ann, browsers will only show an error if you try to redirect to an insecure URL (HTTP) on an HTTPS site, not when redirecting to an HTTPS URL from an HTTP site. So you should use the secure (HTTPS) URL for the Thank You page.

FormSmarts Posted by: FormSmarts | Jul 27th, 2018 11:36 pm

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