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    Can I collect data offline and then import it to my form?

    Asked by Sara  on February 02, 2015 at 03:32 PM

    I currently use Adobe FormsCentral, and am looking to switch to JotForm. Is there a way to collect responses on an ipad, offline? We have a tradeshow event with limited connectivity to internet, and we use a form to collect prospective customer information. In FormsCentral, I was able to create a PDF of my form, and distribute it as a PDF. Is this possible as well?

     

    Thank you,

    Sara

    fillable pdf pdf form offline pdf
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    Answered by raul on February 02, 2015 at 04:43 PM

    Is there a way to collect responses on an ipad, offline?

    Yes, this is possible.
    You can collect your data offline and then transfer it to a spreadsheet or CSV file, so you can upload it to your form using our Import Data app

    In FormsCentral, I was able to create a PDF of my form, and distribute it as a PDF. Is this possible as well?

    I assume that you're referring to a fillable PDF form, if this is correct then unfortunately we don't have this feature, you may need to use a software like Acrobat to do this. You can export a JotForm as a PDF file from our system but it won't be fillable.

    If you have further questions, please let us know.
    Thanks.

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by EltonCris on March 17, 2015 at 03:16 AM

    Hi Sara,

    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. Your users can save the filled pdf locally or submit it on the PDF by clicking the submit button. It works similarly when submitting your web form.

    http://www.jotform.com/fillable-pdf-form-creator

    Please try it and let us know your feedback.

    Cheers!