Merge existing forms

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    evielutionsdesign
    Asked on December 14, 2021 at 10:44 PM

    I want to merge the forms circled into one form and keep all the settings. Is this possible?


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    Vick_W
    Answered on December 14, 2021 at 11:02 PM

    Hi there,

    We do not have the option to merge the forms. However, we do have an app named Field Manager. You can use it to clone the fields from one form to another.

    You can check it from the links below.

    https://www.jotform.com/integrations/field-manager

    http://fieldmanager.jotform.io/

    Let us know if you have any questions.

    Thanks

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    evielutionsdesign
    Answered on December 15, 2021 at 01:26 PM

    Ok, I'm using the field manager and it keeps the submit button from both forms. How do I get rid of one so it is only 1 submit button, I dont' see where I can delete?


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    parker
    Answered on December 15, 2021 at 02:27 PM

    Hello,

    My guess is that you copied over a submit button using the field manager and it got attached to the page break with no way to delete it from the builder. If you go back into the field manager for the form you can delete it there to get rid of it from the form. I did this on a clone and it got rid of it for me.

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    evielutionsdesign
    Answered on December 15, 2021 at 06:04 PM

    How do I access the field manager again if I closed it?

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    Katherine_W
    Answered on December 15, 2021 at 07:53 PM

    Hi there,

    Happy to help!

    You should be able to access the Field Manager from the link http://fieldmanager.jotform.io/ and select the form again.

    Please let us know if we can assist further.

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    evielutionsdesign
    Answered on December 15, 2021 at 08:27 PM

    I see. So when merging these fields it doesn't carry over the original PDF also or append it to what is already there? I still need that too

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    Cecile_A
    Answered on December 15, 2021 at 08:44 PM

    Hello,

    You should be able to clone fields from one form to another using the field manager app. If you want the cloned field to be connected to your original PDF, then you must manually map it to your original PDF.

    Here's how: How-to-link-your-online-form-fields-with-pdf-through-smart-pdf-forms

    Let us know if you have any other concerns. 

    Thank you.

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    evielutionsdesign
    Answered on December 15, 2021 at 09:21 PM

    Yes I understand how to map but how do I get the PDF into the form? It is only retaining the first form that was added to merge fields into.

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    Cecile_A
    Answered on December 15, 2021 at 09:38 PM

    To confirm, do you want to append the original PDF to the original PDF of the other form? If so, I'm afraid it's not possible.

    However, do note that you have the option to update the PDF of your form.

    Guide: How-to-update-the-pdf-through-smart-pdf-forms

    Should you have further inquiries, kindly let us know.

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    evielutionsdesign
    Answered on December 16, 2021 at 02:49 PM

    Ok I did that and added the complete form but when I click preview form I still only see the one form and not all 11 pages. This is on the HR Packet form

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    parker
    Answered on December 16, 2021 at 04:08 PM

    Hello,

    I'm not sure I understand what you mean, when looking at your PDF document I see 11 pages. Are you referring to this, the thumbnail? That will only show the first page as it's just a thumbnail preview.

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    If it's something else please provide a screenshot so we can understand better what's going on.

    https://www.jotform.com/help/438-how-to-post-screenshots-to-our-support-forum/