How to create a PDF form

Last Update: May 24, 2016

PDF Form is extremely useful for sharing and compiling form documents. JotForm provides the quickest way to convert your online forms to a PDF format. Watch the short video below or look at the text-instructions to quickly create your PDF form.



1. Login to JotForm and click on "My Forms" in the navigation menu.

2. Check the box before the form name or Click the form to Select

3. Find & Click the "More" button

4. Find & Click "Create PDF Form"



5. In the next window, you have the option whether to include the Page Break and Submit Button in the PDF result or not.



6. Clicking the "Continue" button will start the download process.


If you have questions or had any difficulties please share them with us below.


42 Comments...


   
FFRforms (February 25, 2013 at 10:31 AM)

The pdf form I created from "urgent opportunities: step 2" was blank...

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dmczoschke (March 01, 2013 at 09:45 AM)

Everytime I try to create a pdf form it takes a long time and then gives me an error message and doesn't create the pdf form.

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webusermy (April 18, 2013 at 10:22 PM)

This just pretty much "prints" the form into a pdf file.

It would be cool if it actually created an interactive pdf file where users can fill it up on their PC and print it out to submit manually, if desired.

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gfjump (July 03, 2013 at 04:51 AM)

thank you for the videos up here and i just want to say it is possible to vb.net creat a pdf file so users can be seen on the pc and print ou to be a pdf documents.

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JonthueM87 (March 05, 2014 at 08:46 PM)

How do you retrieve the PDF form data?

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DINULIK (July 10, 2014 at 03:29 AM)

It creates pdf but not fillable one, you can not fill data in it. its just pdf. please help

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DINULIK (July 10, 2014 at 10:15 AM)

is it possible to add a table? several rows and collomns?

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vivebydesign (November 14, 2014 at 11:23 PM)

Are we able to make a form with a signature option or something like a signature

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level3 (November 24, 2014 at 02:03 PM)

the content in the pdf is so small I can't ready it. how to resize it?

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hany525 (February 12, 2015 at 06:17 PM)

The pdf truncates some questions to fit on the next page. The page break function does not work to break the pages up in a neat way. Is there a fix for this? I would rather have blank space at the end of one page so that the next question is neat rather than being chopped in half.

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newarksymphony (March 17, 2015 at 01:06 PM)

The new fillable pdf form feature is sending back error messages for all of my forms. Can you help?

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markaikin (March 20, 2015 at 09:39 AM)

The PDF form I get has 0 bytes. Am I doing something wrong?

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Jenaya (April 01, 2015 at 12:43 PM)

I am trying to create a multi-page PDF that clients can simply print for future reference. It will not be completed on-line. How do I ensure that all the text is displayed flows properly over the pages without weird gaps in between?

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MoonrisePhotography (April 14, 2015 at 11:24 AM)

Once I create my pdf it gets all elongated and I can't read any of it. I have a few pictures in it that are super long, and I don't even see some of the text.
What am I doing wrong?!

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scarlin (May 13, 2015 at 04:15 PM)

I am trying to print a PDF, but all I'm getting is an error message:

Adobe Reader could not open ‘________.pdf’ because it is either not a supported file type or because the file has been damaged (for example, it was sent as an email attachment and wasn’t correctly decoded).

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LNGMasterplan (June 23, 2015 at 05:51 AM)

The pdf I have created deletes parts of the text (some letters are missing completely, others are half displayed. Is it the programme or just the internet connection?

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emcqueeny (June 25, 2015 at 01:50 PM)

I am trying to Create a PDF Form, but all I'm getting is an error message:

Adobe Reader could not open ‘________.pdf’ because it is either not a supported file type or because the file has been damaged (for example, it was sent as an email attachment and wasn’t correctly decoded).

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shockleymarketing (June 26, 2015 at 09:44 AM)

My form is also coming out with many issues. Any resolution here? I was excited about this sofware and now feel like I wasted time because the export is not working properly.

Thanks

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ereproperty (June 30, 2015 at 05:40 AM)

I have been trying to create a fillable pdf form, but every time I do information is cut off and page breaks do not appear where they should. The pdf that I am left with is not something that I can send out for people to fill in.

Is there any way to fix this?

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dogwood (July 06, 2015 at 07:43 PM)

When I create a PDF, the embedded images and several of the text fields come out stretched and deformed. How can I prevent this?

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dallaschamber (July 07, 2015 at 12:44 PM)

Thanks for the quick reply, but when i create a pdf it does not display all the text and i get blank pages. I need a pdf of my form/Application to send to clients who want to review the questions before filling the form out. Can you help with that?? Form name 2015 Blueprint Awards Application

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mkwray (July 25, 2015 at 08:46 AM)

Can someone help? I keep getting this error message:
This XML file does not appear to have any style information associated with it. The document tree is shown below.

AccessDenied
Access Denied
ECCB9F4EFD223D41

cs3i8wXP1k6hMvueIJAx3AIeNXKI0UPA1QlYJhas4tNuN9QC75g6c8790tdigAgf

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sandy_koh (August 18, 2015 at 09:40 PM)

Hi, when i create the pdf, the questions did not come out the way i wanted it to. E.g. the scale rating question came out as a blank text box and the dropbox questions was not highlighted as required question though i set it so. Can you help me with that? Thank you.

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Darren (September 09, 2015 at 05:15 AM)

Hi I am having problems creating a PDF of my form. I am doing what you said but I get this error come up and no PDF is created

This XML file does not appear to have any style information associated with it. The document tree is shown below.

AccessDenied
Access Denied
286E6EB424FB74DD

wy7+rTH8Kgdx8OEqkENpuM/VCthdPTFaMzlNvWaU52BQuqlnHi1Wjr+H2nbFh9KK



Any help would be appreciated.
This is on a free account but will be transferred onto a paid for account in the next few days.

Thanks

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Illume Learning (November 18, 2015 at 08:33 PM)

Hello. When I press continue and try to create my pdf form, I receive a "403 Forbidden Error" message on my screen. Please help!

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walkaboutmigration (November 28, 2015 at 06:55 AM)

Hello, I purchased a 'Theme' and customised it with my logo and images. However when I create a pdf fillable form the logo and images disappear and its just a blank form. This defeats the whole purpose of purchasing the theme and customising it. Can anyone help resolve this issue?

Many thanks

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Mike Dubya (November 30, 2015 at 04:38 PM)

can't seem to figure out why I'm seeing this message when attempting to export the form I created....

This XML file does not appear to have any style information associated with it. The document tree is shown below.
AccessDeniedAccess Denied28D8CAB492FDD4114JPLrPv1C06JhUdSLbeliH0HTXUGXGG2t9rCykX2D/vftdG/zb8Y8oHXF0WZB9swfT0kS9EwHl0=

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DanceWoking (December 18, 2015 at 06:22 AM)

Everytime I try to convert my forms to a PDF file it keeps giving me an error message - any ideas?

AccessDeniedAccess Denied5FAFBD2DF1F436FFC5aimjSvaSl8RJx9ar3M7HMaAw08l3MLMrqm/DEWtZ3+6hJFVG5mlkfOs14+XmLPETfRDMd7AOs=

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CIPEEC (January 18, 2016 at 10:15 AM)

Bonjour,

j'ai suivi la procédure pour créer un pdf mais en cliquant sur "continue" la fenêtre se ferme et rien ne se passe.

Pouvez-vous m'aider s'il vous plait ?

Merci d'avance.

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TonSee (February 02, 2016 at 05:43 AM)

Nothing happens after continueing. I only see a message 'working' in a bar above.

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BobCampbell (February 07, 2016 at 08:06 PM)

when i create a pdf form form my form, the pdf is an older version of the form, not the latest version?

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geometrique (February 11, 2016 at 08:31 PM)

I keep getting an error when I try and make a PDF form that says:

"This XML file does not appear to have any style information associated with it. The document tree is shown below."

Can you help me please?

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xanderfh (March 02, 2016 at 02:58 AM)

Is it possible to (When forms are submitted) to email them in PDF Format?

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AutoDamageExperts (March 10, 2016 at 02:21 PM)

I follow the steps above and it gives me a PDF but the PDF is simply one blank page. Why is it doing this, and more importantly, how can I fix it?

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iakofcstatewarden (March 22, 2016 at 06:38 PM)

I've tried this in Safari and Chrome on my Mac and no matter how long I wait, it is always "working" Is this a Mac issue with the download part of the process?

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iakofcstatewarden (March 24, 2016 at 04:33 PM)

PDF generation is really nice. Not fast, but NICE. The one thing that it didn't do is assign an action to the submit button. If you can tell me what the action URL should be, I can drop it in using Adobe DC. It would be nice if this was fixed in the generation on your end though.

Here is what I have for the submit button on the html version do we use the same URL or something different?

https://submit.jotform.us/submit/#####/

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iakofcstatewarden (March 24, 2016 at 04:48 PM)

Ignore previous question. I just missed the URL in the document it was fine.

BUT, not all of the page breaks work. This is a 10 page form and probably 3 of the breaks worked. That's the survey page break that we are supposed to be using, right?

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roman1308 (March 29, 2016 at 12:28 AM)

i still unable to download the pdf form, working animation still appear for mor than 30 minutes

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infinidat (April 20, 2016 at 12:42 PM)

same here. stuck on "working"

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gourav10 (April 21, 2016 at 11:27 PM)

It is taking too much time. just loading nothing happened

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nbaker0809 (April 22, 2016 at 09:39 PM)

I'm following the steps correctly but I noticed that the pdf symbol under "more" isn't bold and when pressed it acts as if it's downloading but it never stops loading and nothing is downloaded... Help!

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tcahn (May 23, 2016 at 04:25 PM)

i created a pdf from an existing form and none of the conditions work, why is that?

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