Can I create signable PDF that I can download to my local PC

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    Jagan Reddy 
    Asked on June 02, 2014 at 12:45 PM

    Due to customer information security reasons, I need to create a editable electronic PDF, that people enter their personal information and sign them at the end.


    Can I create such form with your software and save them to my local disk?

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    Answered on June 02, 2014 at 02:42 PM

    I'm not very clear about your security constraints, so I leave you with different options.

    If submitting the form is not an option

    If you wish to create a printable version of your form you can select the form > click More > Create PDF Form:

    This way you can have a PDF version of the form. Then you can try a pdf editor to fill in the form and then print it, so it can be signed.


    If submitting the form is an option

    Option 1

    An option might be using the Auto-delete submissions app. The form is submitted and the submission is deleted from Jotform account as soon as it arrives, almost instantaneously. You need to create a notification email with a pdf link, so that at each new submission you receive a pdf copy of that submission:

    Option 2

    You can fill in the form, submit it and download the submission as PDF:

    You can save these submissions in your local drive.

    Let us know if further support is needed.

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    Answered on June 02, 2014 at 03:44 PM

    There is other web apps available for inserting fillable/signable PDFs on websites so that users can submit.  Jotform does not do that.

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    Answered on June 02, 2014 at 05:44 PM

    To confirm this, we do not have interactive PDFs, but users can write the text on form PDFs using Typewriter tool and draw signatures with Pencil (Foxit Reader) / Draw free form (Adobe Reader XI) tool.

    Thread about the Typewriter solution:

    How to save form as a separate document (PDF) for offline/online submissions

    Thank you.

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    Answered on March 17, 2015 at 03:50 AM


    We are very pleased to inform everyone 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.

    Thank you and we welcome your suggestions, comments and feedbacks.