PDF Embedder: filling out a pdf form.

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    AA_C
    Asked on January 24, 2017 at 03:52 PM

    I am testing the ability to use PDF Embedder and fill out a PDF form (form: 70235034424950).

    It appears that embedded pdf form fields cannot be filled in. Is there a way this can be accomplished?

    Thank you.

    Robert

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    Chriistian
    Answered on January 24, 2017 at 09:01 PM

    Please let me inform you that the PDF Embedder widget only displays the PDF and it is not possible to fill it. To fill out a fillable PDF form, you will need to use a PDF reader such as Adobe Acrobat.

    A workaround I can suggest would be to use the iFrame embed widget. That way if the browser supports the filling of form fields (such as Chrome) then the user can fill it up. However, the Fillable PDF will need to have a submit button, otherwise if you submit the online form but not the PDF, then the filled data on the pdf will not be seen in the submissions. With this in mind, we recommend simply using a web form for online use and fillable PDFs for offline.

    Here's a demo using the iFrame: http://form.jotform.com/70238232257957 
    Cheers.

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    AA_C
    Answered on January 25, 2017 at 09:06 AM

    Thanks, OK so the embedder is not the answer.

    The reason I wanted to try this is because the pdf form submit button dose not always work in browsers. I was thinking that once the form gets filled out then I could use the JotForm submit button instead.

    How is the IFrame widget different then a normal Iframe? What are the advantages?

    Thank you,

    Robert

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    AA_C
    Answered on January 25, 2017 at 09:38 AM

    Hi,

    I cloned your form, and deleted the PDF Embedded widget. (70244154199962)

    But I can't see the pdf file?

    Thanks 

    Robert

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    olivia
    Answered on January 25, 2017 at 10:53 AM

    Hi Robert,

    I have cloned the form (70244154199962) to my side and I have replicated the issue. Please have a look at the following image. It is seen that there is an error message on the console. As you noticed that the problem is about security.  

    You need to change the URL of the PDF. Please look at this image below:

    Please replace the current URL with https://www.aac.ca/fr/formulaires/_pdf/AAC_TrialappFR.pdf.

    After that, you will be able to see the PDF on the cloned form.

    If you need any other details, please feel free to let us know.

    Thank you.

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    AA_C
    Answered on January 25, 2017 at 04:57 PM

    Thank you works OK now.

    Robert

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    AA_C
    Answered on January 26, 2017 at 12:37 PM

    I'm not getting the filled out pdf file when I use the jotForm submit button even if I select send pdf as attachment.

    I get an email with a pdf file attached but there is nothing there, no form with filled in fields.

    Also the pdf submit button is not working in this environment. 

    Any ideas that might help?

    Thank you,

    Robert

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    AIDAN
    Answered on January 26, 2017 at 01:12 PM

    Hi Robert, I have created a new thread for your request as we try to keep each thread about a single request/question.

    You will be notified, as soon as we address it, via that new threadhttps://www.jotform.com/answers/1047624

    Thank you in advance for your understanding.

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    jeffreyswarren
    Answered on May 10, 2017 at 06:07 PM

    Is there a way I can add this form to my website (or make a jot form), make it fillable and then electronically signed and collected in jot form:

     

    https://usys-assets.ae-admin.com/assets/956/15/Blank%20player%20membership%20form%20100714.pdf

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    Chriistian
    Answered on May 10, 2017 at 08:48 PM

    @jeffreyswarren,

    I moved your concern to a separate thread for us to better assist you. You can find it here: https://www.jotform.com/answers/1141607. We'll attend to your concern there shortly.

    Regards.