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    How to Convert Form into PDF format which Accepts Submission?

    Asked by SG_marketingcomms on December 04, 2015 at 03:08 AM

    also, can this form be converted to PDF for my customers to fill out if they are offline of if they want a printed copy?

    the calculation for the total cost won't work on PDF?

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by mert on December 04, 2015 at 03:55 AM

    You can easily convert your form into fillable PDF format and it will accept submissions on it. To do that, you need to select your form, then select "Create PDF Form" in "My Forms" page.

     

    On the other hand, the widgets or apps like "Form Calculation" widget won't work on this format, because there is no script compiler on PDF readers. So, if you choose to use your form in this format, you need to prepare it like a survey.

     

    If you need extra information about this one, please let us know.

    Thanks.

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    Answered by SG_marketingcomms on December 04, 2015 at 04:04 AM

    what do you mean I need to prepare it like a survey? can you guide me? I still want to have the form calculation via PDF. what's the best approach to this without creating a duplicate file. thanks.

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by Welvin on December 04, 2015 at 06:00 AM

    I think my colleague meant to say just a plain PDF file. Unfortunately, you cannot have the calculation in the fillable PDF. You may consider using the online version instead. But the form will require an internet connection so you should customers to fill the form only when connected online.

    Let us know if you need any further help.