Hello,Is it possible to bypass any kind of backend?

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    Scott Lamer
    Asked on August 09, 2018 at 02:10 PM

    Hello,Is it possible to bypass any kind of backend? For example, we want the respondent to fill out a form we created and either save and email as a PDF or have each filled out form be viewable by a live, public URL.Thanks!



    This is a re-post of a comment on How to Create a Fillable PDF Form using Jotform

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    david
    Answered on August 09, 2018 at 02:33 PM

    Fillable PDF forms allow for filling out and saving the PDF without having to send data to JotForm.  You could upload the completed PDF's for viewing to a service like Google Drive or Dropbox.  As long as the forms are not submitted, no data would be sent to our databases.

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    Scott  
    Answered on August 09, 2018 at 04:20 PM

    Okay, great - so it's basically like having an Acrobat PDF file hosted on a unique URL, the person that fills out the form almost has the ability to do what Acrobat Pro offers just for that one instance. The person would download the form they just filled out as a PDF which they can do what they want with?


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    david
    Answered on August 09, 2018 at 04:47 PM

    If you use the fillable PDF format, it wouldn't be hosted anywhere.  You could host the file itself somewhere like Drive or Dropbox, but the user would download the form, fill it out, then upload the form back to your hosting.  It would essentially be the same as using a fillable acrobat PDF.

    Fillable PDF forms can be submitted when there is an internet connection present, but that form data is sent to our back end just like a web form.