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    How to upload PDF forms to JotForm?

    Asked by dezertguy on March 16, 2015 at 04:34 AM

    Great step in the right direction! When you've figured out one additional option, you'll be good to go from my perspective. I would like to be able to upload pdf forms that I've created on my computer to your site rather than use your form builder. Thanks for helping with this transition from Adobe.



    This is a re-post of a comment on JotForm Announces New Fillable PDF Form Creator

    Form Builder pdf forms site builder import form
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    JotForm Founder

    Answered by aytekin on March 16, 2015 at 04:37 AM

    We have already implemented this recently. Upload your PDF file on this page:

    http://www.jotform.com/adobe-formscentral-alternative/

     

     

    Let us know how it turns out. 

     

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    Answered by dezertguy on March 16, 2015 at 11:03 AM

    I had tried the import feature a few weeks ago and only had the option to import from FormsCentral.  I just went back to the import page and noted I can now UPLOAD a form I created on my computer to JotForm.  I just uploaded one and we'll see if it makes it after the transition period.  THANK YOU!!

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by Charlie on March 16, 2015 at 12:20 PM

    Hi,

    I'm glad you find it helpful. Our developers are continuously adding and looking for different features that would help our users better. Please do let us know if the uploaded PDF form was successful in your end.

    If you have other concerns or questions, do not hesitate to create a new thread here in the forum, we'll be more than happy to help.

    Thank you.

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    Answered by MTLMentors on March 21, 2015 at 03:57 AM

    I have used the import the pdf form option.

    I got a lovely message telling me it would take a few days!! and that I would get an e-mail telling me when the form was ready.

    That was on the 18th March

    popped into jot forms to do something else today 20th and i see in my form list this 

    function (result){ consule.log(result',

    the options available are to download pdf - inbox - more (disable, delete, rename)

    I click on the download pdf option and was asked if i wanted an automatic collection of submissions or manual collection.

    it did something that suggested that the form was downloading

    on clicking the finished file it is not a pdf and so the computer does not know what programme to use to open this file

    I few things occur to me

    1.  why do i need to download a pdf form that I have already uploaded from my computer?  Is there some magical thing that has happened that made this pdf form different to what I uploaded?

    2.  why can i not see the uploaded form in jotforms?

    3.  why is the jotforms output not using the title of the form that was uploaded?

     

    I have over 100 pdf forms that i want to move from Adobe forms central and am increasingly frustrated by the process on jot forms - so far i have imported one pdf form unsuccessfully

    can someone please make this process work well and easily?

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    Answered by dezertguy on March 21, 2015 at 11:43 AM

    I still don't see the computer-created form that I uploaded last week as a test.  Is it located somewhere else than in "my forms"?

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by jonathan on March 21, 2015 at 04:35 PM

    @ dezertguy

    Hi,

    Please confirm if you have uploaded the from using the Upload screen at http://www.jotform.com/adobe-formscentral-alternative/

    I just checked your account for any imported/uploaded PDF forms, but I currently could not find one at the moment. I am not sure if you have indeed uploaded the PDF form yet.

    Can you please retry the process. Use this link 

    http://www.jotform.com/adobe-formscentral-alternative/

    Use the Import Forms button on the screen.

    Then check again if it is successful this time.

    Let us know if issue remains.

    Thanks.

     

     

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    @ MTLMentors

    We will resolve your issue on this thread http://www.jotform.com/answers/537976

     

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    Answered by dezertguy on March 22, 2015 at 11:02 AM

    Good morning.  I just tried to upload my company employment app form again and it showed up immediately this time in my forms list. :)  It doesn't look like my form, but I think all of the data fields are there.  I'll give it awhile to see if things change with it.  THANK YOU!!

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by jonathan on March 22, 2015 at 03:49 PM

    Thank you for taking the time to update us.

    Please don't hesitate to contact us again anytime should you need further assistance.

    Thanks!

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    Answered by dezertguy on March 26, 2015 at 07:28 PM

    I did receive a downloadable version of the form I uploaded, with data, images and text intact ... and it works for fill-in, but I have not tried to submit a test yet.  Thanks for that.  On MyForms page,

    it's there but is not editable and does not show a URL or allow me to view submissions.  It appears I can rename it.  Can I do that?  Thanks again; we're getting there.
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    JotForm Support

    Answered by jonathan on March 26, 2015 at 08:45 PM

    @ dezertguy

    Since it was about a different feature I will respond to you on a separate thread here 

    http://www.jotform.com/answers/541705

    Thanks.

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    Answered by bluemarweb on August 21, 2015 at 09:04 AM

    This option appears to have disappeared after the forms central deadline. I have pdf's on my computer that I would like to upload. How do I do that?

     

    Thanks

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    Answered by bluemarweb on August 21, 2015 at 09:07 AM

    This option appears to have disappeared after the forms central deadline. I have pdf's on my computer that I would like to upload. How do I do that?

     

    Thanks

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by Charlie on August 21, 2015 at 10:26 AM

    @bluemarweb

    For us to better assist you, I went ahead an opened a separate thread for your concern, please refer to this link instead: http://www.jotform.com/answers/644886. We will address it shortly.

    Thank you for understanding.