Online Forms vs PDF Forms

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    Prewitt_Addie
    Asked on February 25, 2021 at 07:32 AM

    I have been scouring the Jotform website and cannot figure out how online forms and PDF forms are integrated. When I create an online form, sometimes I have the option to edit it as both an online form or PDF form, but sometimes the ability to edit as a PDF form goes away.

    Then when I am in PDF editor, I can access connected forms. I am so confused as to how these interact together. Can you please point me in the right direction?

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    ashwin_d
    Answered on February 25, 2021 at 09:15 AM

    Please note that are three different options:

    Online form: When you open the form in form editor, it allows you to add form fields to build your web form.

    PDF Form: When you go to PDF editor, you have the option to add PDF version of fillable form. When you add a PDF form, it shows you the option to edit as PDF in my forms page. The following guide should help you how to build fillable web form: https://www.jotform.com/help/552-how-to-create-pdf-forms-with-pdf-editor

    PDF Document: When you build your web form or PDF form and users submit it, the data can be displayed in a PDF document. You can customize the PDF document to display the submission data. The following guide should help you how to add PDF document: https://www.jotform.com/help/555-applying-form-submission-data-into-a-pdf-document

    Hope this helps.

    Do get back to us if you have any questions.