How to upload fillable PDF data to JotForm?

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    Asked on August 16, 2017 at 06:27 PM

    I have a fillable PDF form that I manually fill out and email to my customer so they can print and sign.  Would uploading my fillable PDF form allow me to automatically pass on the relevant submission data from Jotform to the fillable PDF?  It would save me a lot of time and trouble (and avoid typos during manual transfer) if I could do that.


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    Answered on August 16, 2017 at 08:14 PM

    I am not sure if I understand your query correctly. Do you mean to send the form data to your JotForm submissions by uploading it? In this case, you may enable the Submit button on the fillable PDF while creating it so that the PDF filled data can be sent to your form automatically.

    If the PDF form is already having the Submit button, you may simply click on it to receive the data to your account.

    Hope this information helps! Let us know if you are referring something different. We will be happy to assist you further. 

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    Answered on August 16, 2017 at 09:43 PM
    Hi. Thank you for your response. Let me try to be clearer. My form captures relevant data which I now manually type into a PDF and email to the customer to be printed and signed. The Fillable PDF was not created by me and I cannot change its current format. Because of its complexity my customers have difficulty understanding and filling out the PDF. This is why I fill it out for them. The problem is because it literally means typing up each form, it's time consuming and prone to error. I am hoping that your feature allows me to transfer each JotForm submission automatically to a PDF, so I don't have to type it myself.
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    Answered on August 16, 2017 at 09:56 PM

    I'm not sure if I completely understood your question. Please do note that you need to have access to the JotForm account where the form was created in order to access to the submissions, this because the submissions are transmitted over to the form's account owner. 

    If you want to have a PDF file with each submitted data, you could do it through the submissions page of your form, you can also customize the PDF report, here is a guide that will help you with that: 

    I hope this helps.