Jotform data to be imported into an existing pdf with form fields

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    Asked on June 23, 2015 at 10:22 AM

    I have an existing pdf which contains form fields for pricing etc. Though much of this pdf is only editable in Acrobat Pro, not adobe reader.

    So my thought is to host a base pdf online. Then a user can visit a jotform webpage, key in the pricing for a customer, along with uploading an image (logo) in the form.

    Once the form is submitted, the form data is passed to the pdf and imported, then a finished pdf with the correct pricing and logo is either downloaded or emailed.

    Is that possible?


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    Answered on June 23, 2015 at 11:49 AM

    Basically, the feature you are looking for in sequence function is not possible with Jotform.

    However, if you know PHP programming, you may be able to achieve this. Jotform supports HTTP Post Data. This will allow you to capture the form data after it is submitted using custom PHP scripts. Then you can further write custom scripts to import the captured data into your PDF file. This seems a little bit complicated though.

    If you want easier way, you can move everything to Jotform. Jotform supports fillable PDF too, check this page to learn more What is so special with this PDF is that, your users can submit the form straight from the PDF file since it includes the submit button. Unfortunately, like any other PDF form, it does not support file upload.