Maestro Receipts Overview

   MaestroThe UI design product.  |   Form BuilderPlatform Developer |   21.05 This feature was updated in 21.05.

Maestro allows you to build receipts that are read-only statements for various stages of form application processes, for example, a successful form submission, or all pages of a form concatenated together. It uses a printable CSS so it's rendered similarly to a printed version. By default, Maestro auto-generates a receipt based on the design and structure of the form. A receipt can be an HTML or a PDF file. You can always preview a receipt in the Maestro editor.

Sometimes, you may want to create custom a receipt having a very different structure to a web form or optimized for printing. The later is often a case as a dynamic and interactive form can be a lot less space efficient, as well as presenting data on a page along with the interactive form used for data collection which may not be efficient for creating a printable record of the transaction. The Maestro editor allows you to create these receipts using the Receipt Designer tool.

If a form has a receipt design, then when you build a form with the Use Separate Receipt Design option selected, Maestro generates a FAR file containing two complete Maestro designs - a form and a receipt, and an XML configuration file specifying which receipt design to use when the FAR file is published in Manager. If there is no receipt in the FAR file, the interactive form is used for the receipt.

When creating a receipt, a Form Builder will:

  • Use the Receipt Designer to create a custom receipt
  • Remove tooltips, help text, and other changes to make the most of receipt improvements

The Maestro editor provides the Add Page Break Debug CSS option in the Form component to outline the page breaks with the dotted outlines in the Preview mode to help you debug receipts.


Manager delivers receipts to applicants and also allows you to perform some minor receipt configuration.

Next, learn how to use Receipt Designer.