Converted form into an "entry-fillable" pdf, but many fields don't work

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    Asked on August 08, 2011 at 11:57 AM

    I love this idea, so someone can conplete the form off-line.

    But many fields didn't convert including radio buttons and dropdowns

    I have tried several times with the same results

    - Vince

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    Answered on August 08, 2011 at 12:26 PM

    Hi Vince,

    This is a known issue and we are still perfecting this specific feature of JotForm. during the testing stages, the results were not stable. But we made it available just the same for users to get a PDF copy of their form templates. For now, a workaround we can suggest is to use a 3rd party PDF writer. 

    We apologize for the inconvenience as we aork to make this feature more useful. Please let us know if you need further assistance.


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    Answered on August 08, 2011 at 02:23 PM

    Thank you for the reply.

    How can I use this as a standard pdf when I have dropdowns?

    The person submitting could then at least circle the option and fax the form in.



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    Answered on August 08, 2011 at 02:42 PM


    My suggestion is to create a dupllicate of your form that will be intended for PDF conversion. In the duplicate/cloned form, replace the drop down field with either a check box or a radio button.

    To clone a form:

    1.  Go to My Forms

    2.  Right click on the form you want to clone

    3.  Choose Clone Form

    You will instantly be taken to the cloned form. After replacing the drop down fields, go back to My Forms, right-click the form then choose 'Create PDF Form'.

    Hope this helps. Feel free to contact us again if you need more assistance. You may open a new thread for questions unrelated to the issue at hand. Thanks!


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    Answered on March 17, 2015 at 01:59 AM

    Hi Vince,

    Great news!

    We are very pleased to inform you that we have just released a Fillable PDF Form Creator. You can now export your forms into a fillable PDF form and use it offline. You can save the pdf locally or submit it on the PDF by clicking the submit button. It works similarly when you submit your web form.

    Please try it and let us know your feedback.