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    When using a fillable PDF form OFFLINE, will I be able to later import the results into JotForm and/or Excel?

    Asked by josiah_rutledge on May 05, 2017 at 11:38 PM

    We are planning on using a fillable PDF form in offline mode as our backup option should we lose internet temporarily. If we have PDF forms filled out, will we be able to automatically import the results into JotForm and/or Excel, or will we have to re-type the data?



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    Answered by BJoanna on May 06, 2017 at 04:58 AM

    You can fill your Fillable PDF form in offline mode and save the entered data. Later when you have internet access you can submit your Fillable PDF form and submitted data will be sent to our servers and you will be able to view them on submission page of your form. 

    Please note that you have to use Adobe Acrobat Reader or Foxit, to be able to fill and submit your Fillable PDF form.

    More about Fillable PDF forms you can find inside of this guide:

    JotForm Fillable PDF Creator With All Points

    Hope this will help. Let us know if you need further assistance.