- Brianna WestlundAsked on February 21, 2018 at 02:48 PM
Error Message in Migrating an Existing PDF to JotFrom
I am attempting to convert/migrate an existing PDF to JotForm in order to see if my company can use your service. Unfortunately, I must have the ability to generate a form from an existing PDF document and cannot start from scratch. I have tried uploading 3 different PDF’s (a Reader Extended Fillable PDF, an Fillable PDF and a plain un-fillable PDF) all 3 attempts have resulted in the same error message. I am using the tool recommended in previous correspondence with Adrian from JotForm - is there anything I can do to make my file(s) compatible with your migration feature?
- JotForm SupportdavidAnswered on February 21, 2018 at 03:32 PM
It is not currently possible to convert PDF's to web forms. If you are using the PDF import tool from the following page, it can only convert forms that were created using the now closed Adobe Forms Central:
Regular PDF's, unfortunately, cannot be converted to web forms and would need to be manually recreated.
- nnpmediaAnswered on February 21, 2018 at 04:24 PM
Thank you David,
I won't be able to use your service unless that changes. JotForm might benefit from offering that functionality - currently major web browsers like Chrome & Firefox do not support fill-able PDF's (as you may know) which leaves me (and likely many others) seeking a solution to convert a PDF order form into an easy-to-use web embed-able/email-able form. I send order-forms via email to customers bi-monthly and unfortunately do not have the time to re-create them - I am looking to simplify my task not encumber it. I hope JotForm will examine the possibility of expanding functionality to provide this option.
- JotForm SupportMikeAnswered on February 21, 2018 at 05:51 PM
We appreciate your feedback.
I have added a feature request ticket to our system. Although there is no ETA for when it will be implemented, we will let you know in case we have any updates.