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    Importing my created InDesign file into jotform?

    Asked by usawsf2014 on July 16, 2014 at 04:57 PM

    I was wondering if there was a way to import my already created form from InDesign. The form has been completed using Adobe InDesign and I would like to upload using jotform to allow my customers to sign up for this event online. I have noticed your upload options only consist of cloning a form and using a web page. 

    Just wondering if this would be possible, as I would like not to have to re-create the form online but instead simply upload it to jotform.



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    Answered by egeg on July 16, 2014 at 06:13 PM

    Hi there,

    We currently don't support InDesign but this is a great idea.

    Unfortunately, from what I've seen, importing the style of the form may not be possible, but even importing the form fields would be a good start. I'll be forwarding this as a feature request.

    In any case, we can help you re-create your form if it's too much trouble for you. Just let us know and we'll do our best.

    Also, please let us know if there's anything else we can help you with.


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    Answered by usawsf2014 on July 17, 2014 at 09:11 AM

    Thank you for your help!

    Making the form should not be much trouble, it is just that I have the form finished and did not want to have to re-create the form but it should not be a problem.

    I hope this does help bring this feature to jotform, it would be really convenient to be able to just upload the file to jotform for online use.

    Again thanks for your help and hope to see this feature soon! 

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    Answered by usawsf2014 on July 17, 2014 at 09:20 AM

    Is there a way I can send you my InDesign document for help on re-creating this form?

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    Answered by KadeJM on July 17, 2014 at 11:34 AM

    I know Photoshop decently though I haven't played with InDesign much so I think our designer egeg might understand this a little bit better at the moment. However, I'm relatively certain we might be able figure it out more once we get a closer look at your document. So with that said we'd be more than happy to attempt this further as he had previously stated.

    If you want to share the document with us depending on how you have it stored you can either share what you need to here in our forum on your thread and we can gladly mark it private at your request if you prefer. Or if you'd feel more comfortable you are alternatively more than welcome to submit it to us at Support@JotForm.com.

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    Answered by usawsf2014 on July 17, 2014 at 04:45 PM

    I have sent a PDF version of my document to the provided email you have listed here.

    Thank you again for all your help with this matter.

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    Answered by KadeJM on July 17, 2014 at 06:09 PM

    Thank You for sending us that. I can confirm that we have received it and I would like to request a little bit of extra time and patience so that we can look it over to see if this is possible to work with. Additionally, I've kept record of this thread in my email intentionally so that I can remind myself to look into it more and get back to you about it as soon as I can. Either myself or if one of my colleagues are able to figure it out then we will will get back to you as soon as we can and hopefully with a good solution for you.

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    Answered by KadeJM on July 23, 2014 at 10:23 AM

    I apologize about the delay on this as I know you it has been a few days now and I meant to get back to you sooner even though I have been rather busy. Anyhow, I've been racking my brain trying to figure out a feasible workaround. However, other than a possible feature unfortunately I have not had much luck in getting this to pan out as well as I had hoped for you. 

    Upon researching this more I recalled an import pdf app which is supposed to be for this sort of thing, but the problem here is in the design style in your form that is more of a pen and paper setup. So because of that I think it is not reading the pdf file correctly as the form fields when testing this more got ignored completely and so nothing was imported even though it was visually clear as day.

    This leads me to think that the only alternative for the time being would be to create a mockup of this with using the formbuilder and css. Though that I'm not so sure that would even be okay because it would then leave 2 issues. One - it probably wouldn't be exactly the same as you had hoped. And Two - it would also defeat the purpose since you had built this with InDesign in the first place. I will continue to try to think of something better for this and if so I will let you know.