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    Sub user account is not able to create PDF of shared form.

    Asked by kwalters21 on June 24, 2015 at 11:48 AM

    When I try to use the 'create PDF form' function, I get the following message when I try to open the resulting PDF (which is only 12 bytes). What do I need to do to make this work? Thanks!

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by david on June 24, 2015 at 01:13 PM


    I cloned your form to test it and was able to create a PDF from the form without issue.  Are you using the options form the "My Forms" section of your account?

    I received a 280kb file that was the full representation of the form.

    I also made a copy from the actual form in your account and was able to do so from there as well.

    Try a different web browser if you are still unable to create one from the My Forms section of your account.

    If you are unable to create on from any browsers, let us know and we will be happy to have another look.

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    Answered by Kevin Walters on June 24, 2015 at 10:16 PM

    I tried using IE, but it didn't work any differently than with Firefox. I also tried creating the form while on a different network. Any other ideas?

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by ashwin_d on June 25, 2015 at 01:35 AM

    Hello Kevin,

    I did test the issue and I am able to replicate the issue you are having.

    I believe the issue is related to the sub user account. Your account is a sub user account and the form is actually shared with you. There seems to be a glitch when you download PDF of a shared form, it downloads corrupt PDF file. 

    Let me report it to our back end team. We will get back to you as soon as we have any update form them. For now, you can ask your master user account to download the PDF form. Alternatively we can also download the form and send it to you.

    Thank you!