A couple of questions about landing pages and online forms

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    MarthaElin Mountain
    Asked on April 26, 2019 at 02:53 PM

    I received an email from JHerwin (?) of your team with some specifics about questions I had submitted.  One of my questions was about how to create a landing page that asks for a person's email and then automatically takes the person to a page where they can download a free pdf.   As someone who is totally inexperienced with these kinds of processes, I appreciate the instructions given to me, and I also need more clarity.  I was told to:

    1• Create an online form. (Does this refer to creating a landing page using JotForm?  Is that the "online form"?)

    2• Embed the download link of my pdf file using a text field. (How do I find the "download link" for my pdf file?  Is the "text field" something your form-making process guides me to do?)

    3• Then, insert a hyperlink URL.  (Is this generated by my pdf file?)

    Do you have an instructional video that will show me how to do these 3 steps?

    Thank you for your support here! 

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    Jim_R
    Answered on April 26, 2019 at 05:23 PM

    1• Create an online form. (Does this refer to creating a landing page using JotForm?  Is that the "online form"?)

    JotForm is an online form builder. A landing page is something that may or may not have a form. I think the best place to start is to define each:

      - Online form: This is a traditional form you're used to where you see input fields (e.g. textboxes, checkboxes, radio buttons, etc.) that respondents fill out and submit. It's very different from a landing page.

      - Landing page: A landing page on the other hand is a simple (mostly single) page where visitors can get information about a brand, product or service.

    If you need a landing page, I'm afraid JotForm isn't the right platform for you. Otherwise, if what you need is an online form (for your landing page), then give us a try. We're one of the bests in this line of business.

    2• Embed the download link of my pdf file using a text field. (How do I find the "download link" for my pdf file?  Is the "text field" something your form-making process guides me to do?)

    A text field is a form element that you can add to a form. We have a very detailed guide on how to insert a link using a text field. The guide below is about adding a downloadable file to your form (in your case, a downloadable PDF file).

    Complete guide: How-to-Add-a-Downloadable-File-to-Your-Form

    3• Then, insert a hyperlink URL.  (Is this generated by my pdf file?)

    No, the link will not be generated automatically, you have to upload your PDF file somewhere (e.g. an online cloud storage) then grab its downloadable link. This and more were covered in the guide above. You will use a TEXT FIELD to insert the link to your downloadable PDF file.

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