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    Will automated Adobe Forms importing tool overwrite my already imported forms?

    Asked by M732burke on February 03, 2015 at 02:10 PM

    Help!  I tried your new process for converting my adobe forms central forms and data to Jot Forms.  I entered my username, password, and email as instructed.  I thought I would be able to select which Adobe Forms I wanted to convert as I have already re-created some in Jot Forms without conversion or migration.  I don't want new forms to be overwritten!


    Can we stop the conversion process until I remove forms not to be auto converted?

    Marcia Burke


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    Answered by Ben on February 03, 2015 at 04:26 PM

    Hi Marcia,

    I am glad to hear that you are using our new import tool.

    Now I am not sure how Adobe system worked, but we allow you to have several forms (jotforms) titled with the same name, so our tool will not overwrite the ones that you already added, but will simply create them again.

    You can then select which ones you would like to keep and which ones you would not.

    I will still raise this to our developers so that they can re-assure you or just skip the forms that were already imported.

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    Answered by M732burke on February 03, 2015 at 04:35 PM

    Good.  Thanks for the reply.  I was prepared NOT to like Jot Forms and was very upset by the impending retirement of Adobe Forms.  However, I've recreated 12 of my forms on Jot Forms and LOVE the elegance and sophisticated upgrades, after the initial frustration of having to "learn new tricks".  I'm looking forward to exploring more of the available widgets and apps.  We initially chose Adobe Forms Central because so many of our clients were public school systems on tight budgets and because some of them needed the capability to fill out a form or survey offline.  I think Jot Forms can be a good solution for them, even if we have to forego the filling out of forms offline.  If that is the only trade-off, I think my clients will have MUCH MORE functionality and growth potential as they (and I)  learn to use Jot Forms to its fullest. Thanks for the great support via email.  mb

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by jonathan on February 03, 2015 at 05:40 PM

    Thank you for providing us with more details.

    Our colleague Ben had already raised your concern to our higher support. They will provide response here as soon as they can.

    Just to add also, do you know that can create another copy of your forms in your My Forms.

    You can do this by cloning the forms in your account.

    User guide: -How-to-clone-an-existing-form-from-your-account

    There is no limit on the number of forms you can have in your account. You can have as many as you want.

    if you create a copy/backup of your forms, you can easily re-use the import tool 



    without worry about it overwriting the existing forms since you already have a copy of them also.

    Let us know if there is more we can assist you with.



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    Answered by M732burke on February 03, 2015 at 05:44 PM

    Yes, I have been "cloning" like mad all day to get my clients moved over.  It works well.  Thanks for your concern and rapid reply. 


    Marcia Burke

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by jonathan on February 03, 2015 at 05:50 PM

    We are glad to be of help. =)

    Our higher ups will provide response also when they can regarding the "overwriting" concern.


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    JotForm Founder

    Answered by aytekin on February 03, 2015 at 06:14 PM

    No, they will not be overridden. You can import the same form over and over again and it will just create new forms each time.

    Since there are no limits on number of forms, no problem there! :)