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    Can I attach PDF file documents to my form?

    Asked by camptentrees on December 08, 2014 at 01:26 PM

    I have documents I would like people to read as they are filling out the application. Instead of having a separate link to the documents on our website, I would like to add them directly to the form. Can I do this with the basic level registration?

    pdf file
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    Answered by Carina on December 08, 2014 at 03:24 PM

    It is possible to embed a PDF file in your form by using PDF embedded widget.

    This widget allows you to display PDF files directly on your form:

     

    Let us know if we can assist you further.

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    Answered by camptentrees on December 08, 2014 at 04:21 PM
    Thanks for the information! I tried to upload the PDF using the PDF
    embedded widget and it asked for a PDF URL. What if I want to just
    upload a PDF document to my form, without converting it to a web-based
    format. Can I do this?
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    JotForm Support

    Answered by Kiran on December 08, 2014 at 05:36 PM

    It is required to upload the PDF files to your hosting space. If you donot have any hosting space, you can use Google Drive or DropBox to upload your PDF file and get the URL to embed on your JotForm. You can also refer the following document How-to-Display-a-PDF-Document-On-Your-Form to embed the PDF on your JotForms. However, it still needs a PDF link uploaded to your hosting space or Google Drive or Dropbox.

    Hope this information helps. Let us know if you have any other questions. We will be happy to help.

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    Answered by camptentrees on December 08, 2014 at 06:31 PM
    Thank you for the new information. I have one more question. As my
    applicants are filling out their application, can I add a button so they
    can save their work as they go, or do they need to fill it all out in

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    Answered by Carina on December 08, 2014 at 06:38 PM

    I moved this request to a new thread so it can be addressed by our team, as it was not connected with the original request.

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    Answered by camptentrees on December 09, 2014 at 02:11 PM
    I found out that I am able upload docs to our host site. I was trying to
    upload the following document to the application form:
    http://www.camptentrees.org/docs/Summer%20Camp%20Volunteer%20New%20Applicant%20Questions%202015.pdf
    It seemed to upload successfully into the form on the edit screen, but
    when I clicked "preview" there was a blank space on the application
    where the PDF had been uploaded. Does this mean that applicants won't be
    able to see the form?
    Can you help with this?
    Thank you
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    JotForm Support

    Answered by Kiran on December 09, 2014 at 03:36 PM

    I've cloned your JotForm and see that there is no PDF link entered in the PDF embedder widget. Please add the PDF URL in the widget and see if you are able to view the PDF.

    Also, I noticed that there are multiple Form tabs widgets and two PDF embedder widgets are exisiting on your JotForm. Please remove the additional widgets that are not required. Also, you may be required to move the PDF embedded widget before submit button.

    On the cloned JotForm from my account, I've added the PDF URL and removed additional widgets. Following is the screenshot that shows it is working fine.

     

    Let us know if we can be any further help for you. Thanks!!

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    Answered by scorrado on May 01, 2015 at 08:28 AM

    I set up a Google Drive PDF but I am not able to see the document in my form where I entered it.  I tried using the Widget and using the HTML text way.

    Here is the form link http://form.jotform.us/form/51198694392165

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    Answered by Carina on May 01, 2015 at 09:59 AM

    Unfortunately it seems that the sharing link from Google Drive does not work. It is better to upload the PDF to your Jotform account and then copy the url to the PDF embedding widget. 

     

    1. Clone  this form

    http://www.jotformpro.com/form/42534339774967 

    2. Upload the PDF  file to your Jotform account

    3. Go to Submissions are and copy the file url:

    4. Add the url to the PDf embedded widget.

    It is very important to clone the form (step 1) else the uploaded file will go to my account.

    Let us know if we can assist you further.   

     

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    Answered by scorrado on May 01, 2015 at 01:50 PM

    I think I did all of the above but I am still not seeing the PDF come up on the form.

    http://form.jotform.us/form/51198694392165

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by Welvin on May 01, 2015 at 03:27 PM

    It looks like the method given by my colleague Carina is not working. When I viewed your form, it downloads the PDF automatically.

    I would suggest uploading the PDF file to your hosting server (serctherapy.com), get the PDF file link and use it in the PDF Embedder widget.

    Please contact us again if we can help in any way.

     

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    Answered by AlexisRhyner on July 27, 2015 at 12:36 PM

    I have been trying this for an hour and I can not get the PDF widget to work!
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    JotForm Support

    Answered by Kiran on July 27, 2015 at 01:12 PM

    @AlexisRhyner,

    Your question is moved to a separate thread and shall be addressed there shortly.

    http://www.jotform.com/answers/621061

    Thank you!