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Adobe FormsCentral ReplacementAsked by caroline spark on January 22, 2015 at 12:50 AM
we have 38 forms in active use for day to day business
some are lengthy.
we must have a way to download the form responses as a pdf so we can store them in this form (they include a signature which we will want to be able to view) is this possible with jot form?
is there an easy way to create a new Jotform form e.g from a pdf of the old adobe one, or to export the old one into jotform without manually reconstructing the form)
i imagine I am not the first and wont be last to ask this question - you could pick up a bunch of customers if you could help us with this problem, it is a real inconvenience that Adobe is leaving Forms Central users high and dry like this !
Hi Caroline and thank you for your interest in joining us here at JotForm.
I'm sorry to hear that FormCentral is closing down which has left you and other users at a huge loss.
However, regardless of the situation there I would like to reassure you that our team here is more than happy, willing, and able to help you and anyone else you might know who is using currently using their service with transitioning from their platform to ours in any way possible.
At the moment we don't yet have an exact method for this right now but we are already exploring ways to simplify this as much as possible for everyone who is looking to move to our platform. So either way this goes we will gladly do everything we can to help you all for certain.
We do support the ability and use of lengthy forms as many of our users have just that already.
Also, we do support pdf downloads of submissions. However involving pulling the pdf submission data into a jotform unfortunately we don't have that option yet that I know of but we're aware of this growing problem for FormCentral users so we're definitely looking into it more. For now though I would like to point out that we do have an option to Import Excel and CSV Files.
Additionally, I would also highly recommend checking out our Form Designer Feature which can easily and quickly help you to rebuild your forms within our platform once you have the fields together in our formbuilder as a starting point.
I understand you're having this same issue as well and we appreciate your consideration. I've moved your related follow-up question to a new thread here so that we can help and focus on your concerns separately.
UPDATE: We just released an early tool build to help you import your adobe forms to our platform.
At the moment it's not perfect but we are still working on it.
You can test it out for yourself here http://www.jotform.com/formscentral/
Update: We have just created a step by step instruction on how to migrate form data from Adobe Forms Central to Jotform. You can check it here How to Migrate Form Data from Adobe Forms Central to JotForm.
Feel free to update us if you come across any issues.
I wanted to update you that it is now possible to transfer the Adobe Forms as they are set, using our latest tools. You will be happy to know that with just few clicks you are able to set and have your Adobe Forms transferred to your account.
For more please check our blog post: Import Both Your Forms and Responses in a Single Step from Adobe FormsCentral
We would like to update you that our developers have released the Fillable PDF Form Creator. You can check it here: http://www.jotform.com/fillable-pdf-form-creator/.
This will let you convert your JotForms to fillable PDF, it is a new release so your feedback is most important to us.
Another update is that you can now upload or import your PDF forms to JotForm. Please check the import tool here: http://www.jotform.com/adobe-formscentral-alternative/. You'll see now that there is a 3rd option to upload a PDF form.