Is there a widget that can provide a file for download?

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    Benflips
    Asked on January 08, 2017 at 11:33 PM

    Hi.

    Is there a widget that can provide a button or download option for a pdf file?

    So I can have a file there with my logo on it - say a 'records release request' that could be downloaded and forwarded to a third party by the person filling out the form?

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    owen
    Answered on January 09, 2017 at 04:06 AM

    Hi,

    If the PDF file is available  on Internet with an URL you can use our PDF Embedder widget. On the widget you can enable "Attach to Submission" option and this will automatically generate a link of the PDF on the Autoresponder. This way, users can download your PDF file. 

    Please see the interface of the widget:

    I hope this helps. 

    Please contact us again if you need any further assistance. 

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    Benflips
    Answered on January 09, 2017 at 04:50 AM

    So if I have a pdf on my website, this embedder widget will allow them to download the file while filling out the form?

     
    The first place I would like to use such a widget is where I'm asking people if they can contact another health provider to get any records and forward them to me. I would like to have a pdf doc that the person downloads, prints (or fills out on their computer) and then they can send/email/fax said form direct to the third party. I don't need this pdf to be re-attached to my form.
     
    In a second place there may be a need for what you have described above, where they can fill out extra details and attach that form back to this one...

    Will this widget do both tasks?
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    seth
    Answered on January 09, 2017 at 06:08 AM

    Hello,

    1) The users can view the pdf on a separate window and can view the original file afterwards, and can save the pdf file if they want.

    2) In this widget the user can download and fill the pdf, however, you need to add an upload filed to be able to receive that filled pdf:

    I hoper these are the answers you are looking for. Please give the widget a try. 

    Please contacts us for further details.

    Regards.

     

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    Benflips
    Answered on January 16, 2017 at 06:48 AM

    Update to this thread.

    I have embedded 2 pdf files as per the above widget.

    They don't seem to work the way I want them to.

    Can you please clarify.

    I want the user to be able to download the file as a standalone pdf doc. Fill it out. Save it. And then upload the finished copy back to my jotform. Just like a button that says 'Download file here'

    The pdfs are both editable pdfs with form fields in the pdfs themselves. But when I've loaded them into this widget, if you click on them, it will open into a browser 'view' window, but this doesn't allow you to edit.

    If you want to edit and attach to submission as per earlier comments in this thread, do you have to have the full size pdf displaying in the jotform, and instruct the user to fill it out in jotform and save?

    I'm not sure how this works.

    Currently I have altered the size of both of my pdf widgets so they sort of look like an 'icon', and not full size.

    These are ids 540 and 559 if you would like to review how i've used them on my form and provide feedback?

     

     

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    olivia
    Answered on January 16, 2017 at 08:50 AM

    Hi,

    Actually, you share different scenarios in the above comment but I tried to explain your issue acocrding to my understanding.

    Let me clarify your issue. 

    #1-  I want the user to be able to download the file as a standalone pdf doc. Fill it out. Save it. And then upload the finished copy back to my jotform. Just like a button that says 'Download file here'

    To do this, you need to upload your form into web (drive, dropbox etc.) and copy the address link of the PDF file. Please have a look at the following images. I used our file upload tool (as Seth mentioned above) and I uploaded a fillable PDF.

    How-to-Create-File-Upload-Forms 

     

    #2- The pdfs are both editable pdfs with form fields in the pdfs themselves. But when I've loaded them into this widget, if you click on them, it will open into a browser 'view' window, but this doesn't allow you to edit.

    You can use "PDF Embedder" widget to embed a PDF to your form as Owen mentioned. However, even you embed a fillable PDF, when you open it in the preview (online), you cannot fill it in the browser. PDF Embedder 

    Users should download the pdf to their computers, fill it in the computer, save and then upload your form again. 

     

    #3- If you want to edit and attach to submission as per earlier comments in this thread, do you have to have the full size pdf displaying in the jotform, and instruct the user to fill it out in jotform and save?

    Unfortunately, there is no such an option to allow submitters to fill your fillable PDF in the browser (full-size) and then save and attach to your form again. 

    Finally, if you have a fillable PDF, you can convert it JotForm form and then embed second form (fillable PDF form) into your main form with iFrame Embed Widget.

    Please have a look at the following link.

    https://www.jotform.com/fillable-pdf-form-creator/ 

    If you want to continue with this method, please explain just your request step by step. 

    Thank you.