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    Can I import Word, PDF, or Excel forms

    Asked by Matthew Jakob  on May 26, 2015 at 04:33 PM

    I have several forms that my personel currently hand write.  Can I import the scanned in copy or a PDF fillable version?


    I have an example from our Application Page below.

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by Aury on May 26, 2015 at 06:00 PM

    Hello Matthew Jakob,

    If I understood correctly, you have printed forms that are filled out by hand, and you would like to have the scanned copy of these forms imported to work as a JotForm form, is that correct?

    If the form is created in Word or Excel, there is no way to parallel import forms, however if the .pdf form is created from AdobeForms Central then yes you are able to import all your forms and submissions as well.


    You will find the next few links, very helpful.


    Import Both Your Forms and Responses in a Single Step from Adobe FormsCentral


    7 Reasons Why JotForm is the Best Adobe FormsCentral Alternative


    JotForm vs Formscentral Comparison


    I would also like to give you a link to the post of one of the people that moved from the Adobe to us recently: Where have You Been All This Time? -Praise from a Former Adobe FormsCentral User

    I hope this information helps.