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    Import jotform fields into PDF fields?

    Asked by rwbwmetro on May 15, 2015 at 11:15 AM

    Is there a way to set-up a form where a user fills out a form and then the form data can be imported/sync with a pdf document (ie.....I ask them to fill out their name and address, and then these fields are applied to a larger document, which match to the name and address fields in that document?)

    Basically, I am looking for a way to fill a larger document on a simpler scale for my employees.

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    Answered by Charlie on May 15, 2015 at 02:09 PM

    I'm guessing you have a fillable PDF, is that right? Unfortunately, it is not possible to sync directly your submissions to a PDF, not that I know.

    However, we do have a PDF version of your submissions, you can check it by viewing your submissions page: http://www.jotform.com/help/269-How-to-view-Submissions. You can click "Get PDF" or scroll down and check the icon where you can download them as PDF.

    You can also convert your web form to a fillable PDF form, here's a link to learn more about it: http://www.jotform.com/help/312-Fillable-PDF-Everything-you-need-to-know-about-JotForm-Fillable-PDF-Creator.

    If you have your own system where you can prepopulate your PDF and would just like to retrieve information to your JotForm submissions, then you can try checking our API documentation for it here: http://api.jotform.com/ 

    Or you can directly send them to your MySQL database using a PHP script, and use the information in your end to prepopulate a PDF: http://www.jotform.com/help/126-How-to-send-Submissions-to-Your-MySQL-Database-Using-PHP.

    I hope that helps.

    Thank you.