Can I upload an existing document to be a form?

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    Chastity Moore 
    Asked on January 11, 2017 at 02:02 AM

    We have a contract that we want to have about fifty of our staff members to sign. It is a 5 page contract and some of the lines need to be initialed and it needs to be signed at the end. Can I simply uploaded into jotform and indicate the places that I want Initialed? Or do I need to create it by copying and pasting it into regular fields.


    I typically create my forms by scratch, so I'm not familiar with an option to use a pre-existing document.


    Also, with the plan that I have, would it be less expensive if I upgraded to the next plan up. There are 50 people that need to sign it and we will need it to be attached to the email that goes to them and one that comes to us. I know that takes up more space and I'm not sure if the current plan that we have will accommodate that.


    Thank you in advance!

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    Answered on January 11, 2017 at 05:43 AM


    I checked your email address but can't find a JotForm account associated with it. Could you please share the form or your username so that we can check in our end?

    With regards to your concern, you can upload a PDF form in JotForm by using this link: You can see there's an option "Convert PDF Form":


    However, please note that uploaded a PDF form to JotForm will NOT convert it to an online form, which means you cannot edit the contents of it using our form builder. 

    Here's how it works:

    1. After your PDF form has been successfully uploaded to JotForm, you will see it in your account like this:

    You can see there's no "Edit" button, instead, it has the "Download PDF" button.


    2. When you click the "Download PDF" button, you will be presented these options:


    The main function of uploading or importing a PDF form to JotForm is to allow you to collect submission using the PDF form itself. 

    With that said, I strongly suggest recreating your form using our form builder, with that, you can take advantage of all the features, functionality and other advance settings that our online forms have.


    Our subscription or account type maybe confusing sometimes. I suggest checking this guide to help you better understand what each limits cover: 

    Let us know if you have further questions.