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    Can I upload my PDF form into JotForm

    Asked by labman3 on May 30, 2015 at 01:15 PM

    Is it possible to create a pdf in jotforms, save it to my pc, use acrobat to improve the layout, then put it back it to jotfoms?

    The built in pdf creator is not very good.

    when i open my form via ie, i can convert it to a pdf that looks and acts just like my Jotform. Why can't you add an adobe converter plugin and not use whatever it is the you are using to convert the forms? It is very puzzling as to why this is so difficult? 

    I would suggest that the developers consider making the next version with more of a WYSIWYG/drag and drop feel like Simfatic Forms but with the capabilities of Jotforms. Just a suggestion.

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    Answered by Sammy on May 30, 2015 at 02:54 PM

    You can edit you PDF forms and upload it back to jotform using our PDF import tool


    We thank you for your suggestions, we are constantly improving and enhancing and you feedback it will be taken into account by our development team

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    Answered by labman3 on June 01, 2015 at 07:50 AM

    thank you for answer, but what if my pdf forms are on my PC and not on forms central?

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    Answered by Boris on June 01, 2015 at 09:27 AM

    On the page that my colleague Sammy has linked, upon clicking the Import your forms button, you will be presented with the option of uploading your FormsCentral PDF forms from your own computer.

    Please let us know if you need further clarification and help with this, or kindly open a new thread for any other questions or problems you might have with your forms, we will be happy to help you.

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    Answered by 3rivers on June 01, 2015 at 12:44 PM

    Does that get associated with my account?  From what I can tell it is not.

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by david on June 01, 2015 at 02:01 PM

    The form should be uploaded to your account.  I did not see any failed imports related to your account.  Make sure you are using the email address associated with your JotForm account while attempting the import.  Occasionally the import does take a bit of time to complete.  Did you receive the confirmation emails regarding the import?

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    Answered by labman3 on June 01, 2015 at 02:22 PM

    Yes, but it said the process takes a few days. Remember that my pdf forms are on my PC, created with acrobat X. they are not stored in forms central.


    I tried to insert a jpeg here but the image insert button opens and the closes when i try to locate image on pc.

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by david on June 01, 2015 at 03:29 PM

    If the forms were not created using Forms Central, they may not be able to be imported.  If they are fillable forms that were created in Forms Central, then downloaded to your computer, they can be uploaded.  If the PDF was created in Acrobat and not with forms Central, the import tool will not work.