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    How to embed forms?

    Asked by volunteer284 on June 22, 2015 at 09:55 AM

    In "My Forms" I do not see any option to embed, link, or some other means of sharing the form. I have watched some of your tutorials, but they do not show where this option show appear.

    Thanks

    OR My Forms thanks in
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    Answered by volunteer284 on June 22, 2015 at 10:50 AM

    Let me add that the forms I am trying to link are the ones we imported from Adobe FormsCentral.

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    Answered by volunteer284 on June 22, 2015 at 11:02 AM

    95% of my forms only give me the "Download PDF" option

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    JotForm Designer

    Answered by baki on June 22, 2015 at 11:48 AM

    Hi there,

    As i checked your forms list , they seem to be "pdf" forms which cant be embedded by any means.

    You need to recreate those pdf forms by using our "Form Builder". After that you can use embed options.

    If you need further assistance, please feel free to ask. Thanks.

     

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by Aury on June 22, 2015 at 11:55 AM

    You are able to get the form URL as follows:

    1 - Form the form builder, access your form in edit mode, click on Preview, as below indicated:

    Please read the following helpful link: http://www.jotform.com/help/67-Which-Form-Embed-Code-Should-I-Use .

    Please let us know if we can further assist you.

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    Answered by volunteer284 on June 22, 2015 at 12:36 PM

    These forms are currently web fillable via FormsCentral and were imported using your import tool. Why are they in PDF form where I cannot link to them?

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by Aury on June 22, 2015 at 01:51 PM

    I am sorry for the inconvenient this situation is causing you.

    Seems that your pdf forms were not appropriately migrated from Adobe FormsCentral.

    Please try to transfer your forms again using this link:  http://www.jotform.com/adobe-formscentral-alternative/

     

     

    Let us know if this works for you.

    Thanks.

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    JotForm Support Manager

    Answered by Jeanette on June 22, 2015 at 03:46 PM

    We are very sorry for not giving you the right answer in the post above.

    Your imported PDF forms can be only downloaded.

    In other words a PDF form cannot be embedded using a URL or direct link. You have to import the web forms instead.

    So, try to import the Web Forms, in case you generated the PDF form out of a web form made in Adobe Forms Central

     

    If the PDF file was created using other methods, then you'll have to create the form from the scratch using our building.

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    JotForm Support Manager

    Answered by Jeanette on June 22, 2015 at 03:53 PM

    To import the web forms, follow this link https://www.jotform.com/adobe-formscentral-alternative/

    You must choose the first option, which will prompt to download the app to help you to import your AFC web forms easily.

     

    Import Your Forms to JotForm

     

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    Answered by volunteer284 on June 22, 2015 at 04:23 PM

    Ok, I understand that since they were uploaded into FormsCentral as PDF's, they remain in that format. So if they can only be downloaded, where can I find the link for the download in JotForms?

    Are we still able to use the submit button at the bottom of our forms to send the email through Jotforms?

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    JotForm Support Manager

    Answered by Jeanette on June 22, 2015 at 06:21 PM

    You can get the PDF of the form by clicking on Download PDF

     

    You will be prompted to either auto-collect or collect manually the data. In your case, the first option would be the one.

     

    Now, if you want to share the PDF with your users, you must download this PDF, then upload it to your own FTP site.

    In my opinion, it would be better any of these options:

    -If the form was built into FormsCentral and you have this as web form, import it as such

    -If this is just a PDF form, then maybe building it with our form builder and then just sharing the direct link or embed code into your site would save you time and effort. If you choose the web form option, here is a guide on how to embed it in your web page.

    http://www.jotform.com/help/34-Adding-a-Form-to-a-Web-Page