Output in Word .doc format?

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    Asked on August 29, 2013 at 09:52 PM

    Can I ask why you do not make .doc available as a download option? This is a critical thing for me and it's the one feature you do not support. Any plans to? I want people to submit the form and the answers appear in a Word doc or Google text Doc

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    Answered on August 29, 2013 at 10:18 PM

    Hello, You are correct, at this time the option close to this is the Get PDF option to download your submissions. We do appreciate your input, I will be adding this ticket to our Feature Request. Now, unfortunately I cannot provide you with an ETA for Feature Requests to take place. Nor, can I promise this Feature Request will ever be available. As first the Development Team will review your request and evaluate if it is a feasible feature that could be added to JotForm. In any case thank you again for your feedback.

    If you do need any further support, do create a new thread if it is on a different topic. And we will surely get back to you. Once again, Thank you for using JotForm.

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    Answered on August 31, 2013 at 07:20 AM

    Good idea. I added it to our feature requests list

    Just to make sure I get your request right you would like the entries to be listed like the PDF report? Should it have a single submission per page? 

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    Answered on August 31, 2013 at 08:28 PM

    Yes if it was listed like the PDF that would be fine or any way that differentiates the questions clearly from the responses. A lot of the time when working with these types of documents they lose all the formatting from service to service or opening in different programs meaning it all gets bunched together or bold text or headings becomes regular text and you can't see easily the questions from the responses.

    I think this would be a popular feature and a useful one. When I was searching for a solution there seemed to be lot of people wanting to do this but few or no services offering it.

    You want people to fill in the form and then open it up as a word document in the same way as the PDF or perhaps they could even do into a Google document rather than just a spreadsheet. If you have long responses on your forms a spreadhseet is pretty much useless and a PDF is good but copying and pasting the responses out of the PDF is a real hassle. A Word doc would solve so many issues we currently experience.

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    Answered on August 31, 2013 at 10:00 PM

    @  espiremedia

    Thank you for taking the time in providing us more details on the feature.

    Our higher team support have noted your latest input.

    You will be notified via this thread when new updates are available.


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    Answered on September 02, 2013 at 12:30 PM

    I like what espiremedia was requesting as to the word doc output option. In the reading of this, I saw that espiremedia said something about a spreadsheet. Is that reference to the information at the bottom of the open submission form copy? Is there anyway to have that portion to be printed in landscape but maximum size to be on the legal document paper - 8 1/2 x 14?

    Also, I have another question - do you have a "save to finish later," for my students to complete the testing at another time? More explanation: If they can save the completed form (for my situation, the form is a long test) periodically, they will not have to start over on the test, it they lose internet connection or have a power outage. It can be very frustrating for them when this happens. We are a not-for-profit school, so it would be great if this was part of the free service.

    I will also post this under its own question, in case that is easier to see.

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    Answered on September 02, 2013 at 01:56 PM


    Thanks for letting us know about your interest in the implementation of this feature. Now, we will be more than glad to help you with your questions and requests, however we would greatly appreciate if you open a new thread per each question as they are different from the original one of this thread.  In that way we will be able to give you the proper assistance and to avoid any confusion.

    Thanks for your comprehension.