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We believe that if one user has a question, there could be more users who may have the same question. This is why many of our support forum threads are public and available to be searched and viewed. If you’d like help immediately, feel free to search for a similar question, or submit your question or concern.


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    How can I upload an existing form?

    Asked by Mere1028 on June 30, 2015 at 11:17 PM

    Hi, I am new to Jotform and am confused on how to upload an existing form I already have stored on my computer?

    i have it stored on my computer, not a website. Thanks!

    fillable PDF upload form
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    JotForm Support

    Answered by Charlie on July 01, 2015 at 02:30 AM

    Thank you for your interest in using our Product.

    May I know what kind of form is that? Is it a fillable PDF form?

    Currently, if it is a fillable PDF form, you can upload it to JotForm using this link: http://www.jotform.com/adobe-formscentral-alternative/.

    Choose the 3rd option "PDF Only Upload"

    When the PDF form is uploaded in your JotForm account, you can then download it again but with the option to auto collect data. Which means, the newly downloaded PDF form can be shared to others then when they fill it out, the data can be submitted directly to your JotForm account.

    But, please take note that you cannot edit the uploaded PDF form in our form builder. What I could recommend is that you recreate your form using our Form builder, in that way, you can have more options on how you can use and share your form.

    To learn more about our product, please check our Support pages found at the upper right part of the page. You can see there our FAQs and User Guide page.

    I hope that helps.

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    Answered by Mere1028 on July 01, 2015 at 08:13 AM
    Ok great thanks so much! Now am I able to have people electronically sign and fill out the form I uploaded on an iPad?
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    JotForm Support

    Answered by Boris on July 01, 2015 at 09:01 AM

    If you are talking about forms that are created on JotForm, then yes, you can fill out our forms on iPads as well.

    You can either send your users a link to your online form, or you can send them a fillable PDF of your JotForm form.

    Please note that for your users to be able to fill a fillable PDF form, they will need to use appropriate software, such as Adobe Reader. This guide may be useful to read: Everything-you-need-to-know-about-JotForm-Fillable-PDF-Creator

    Please let us know if you need further assistance.

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    Answered by Mere1028 on July 01, 2015 at 09:08 AM
    Basically I am a business am want to go paperless, so instead of clients filling out an intake/consent form, I want to hand them an iPad to fill out info
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    JotForm Support

    Answered by Charlie on July 01, 2015 at 09:27 AM

    Yes, either you use the online form created in our form builder or download the PDF form that you uploaded. If you use the online form, just open the Form URL in your iPad and let your clients fill it out there. You can also open the PDF form in your iPad, please do make sure that you have an Adobe Reader to open the PDF form, from there, they can click the submit button and data will be transferred directly to JotForm.

    I would recommend checking our product and testing it, see if it fits your needs. If you need specific help on setting up your form, feel free to open a new thread for it.

    Thanks.