What is difference between PDF document and PDF Form?

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    amindforallseasons
    Asked on August 30, 2019 at 02:13 AM

    re: https://www.screencast.com/t/gkYfx0vyeD

    Hi,

    What exactly happens if I click one or both of these options?

    I've got a lot of work into a HIPAA form (about 30 pages) and don't want to lose it. ;)

    Thanks,
    Ken

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    roneet
    Answered on August 30, 2019 at 03:10 AM

    1. CREATE PDF DOCUMENTS: These are PDFs that contain submission data. You can include these as email attachments to your Notifications and Autoresponders.

    2. CREATE FILLABLE PDF FORMS:A fillable PDF form is just like any regular form but in .pdf file format. These are PDF forms that can be filled out using a PDF Reader. Some notable readers are Adobe Acrobat Reader and Foxit Reader.

    Guide: https://www.jotform.com/help/552-How-to-Create-PDF-Forms-with-PDF-Editor

    Guide: https://www.jotform.com/help/384-How-to-Customize-PDF-Submissions-Report

    Let us know if you have further questions.

    Thanks.

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    amindforallseasons
    Answered on August 30, 2019 at 07:43 AM
    But the original form won't be changed at all?
    Also, I believe that HIPAA compliance doesn't allow normal transmission of
    the info?
    (Which is why Jotform doesn't include it in the Notifications or
    Autoresponders.)
    Thanks
    ...
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    roneet
    Answered on August 30, 2019 at 09:08 AM

    If you create a PDF document then the online Form would not be changed but if you create a PDF Form then the online Form would also be affected.

    You can enable the PDF attachment in HIPAA compliant Notification emails too but it would be password protected.

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    To set the PDF attachment in emails:

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    Please note for a HIPAA compliant account so you have to keep a strong password for the PDF report.

    You have to keep a note of these points:

    - Minimum 8 characters
    - A mix of uppercase, lowercase, numbers, and special characters

    Let us know if you have further questions.

    Thanks.