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    Can I upload a PDF document into a form?

    Asked by cathijaxs on February 04, 2012 at 04:33 PM

    Is there a way to upload a PDF form, such as a Terms and Conditions document into a form?  If so, how?

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    Answered by pinoytech on February 04, 2012 at 06:52 PM

    Hi,

    Yes, you can upload PDF document into a form. To be able for you to upload a PDF file, make sure that you have file upload tool in your form. If not, edit your form, on the left side click on the Form Tools then you will find File Upload and put it in your form. This are the available extension wich is include the pdf and other typesof extensions. doc, docx, xls, csv, txt, rtf, html, zip, mp3, wma, mpg, flv, avi, jpg, jpeg, png, gif.

    For further assistance, feel free to contact us. Thank you for using JotForm!

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    Answered by cathijaxs on February 04, 2012 at 08:45 PM

    I did see the File Upload but it seems like that is if you want to put an upload file form in your jotform.  What I was looking for was a tool that I could use to add a link to an external PDF file, like a hyperlink to a website except it would point to a PDF file.  I ended up creating a hyperlink to a PDF file on my website.

     

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    Answered by abajan on February 04, 2012 at 09:15 PM

    The Free Text (HTML) tool can be used for that purpose:

    1. Load the form into the form builder and click Free Text (HTML)

    2. Click the field's Edit HTML button and insert the text to be used as the link to the PDF

    3. Drag your mouse over the same text to select it and then click the Insert/edit link button

    4. Enter the PDF's URL into the "Link URL" box, click "Update" and save the form

    You can use a combination of injecting CSS and editing the Free Text field's source to achieve optimal placement of the the link.

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    Answered by cathijaxs on February 05, 2012 at 09:33 AM

    You still need to have a URL for the PDF then?  Initially I wanted to use be able to link to a PDF file without having to put it on my web page first but it's okay, I added it to my web page and link to it that way.  Thanks for your help.

     

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    Answered by abajan on February 05, 2012 at 12:07 PM

    Just to be clear, the PDF need not be hosted on your own site. It can be uploaded to a file sharing service, of which there are several. DropBox is probably the best of the lot because locally edited files (which is to say, files in the DropBox folder on your computer) are automatically updated at the link.

    If the form's full source is embedded into your web page, it's also possible to have the PDF displayed in an iFrame, as illustrated here but I don't think I would recommend doing that.

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    Answered by Michael_Accelerated on July 19, 2016 at 05:08 PM

    Uploading appears to not be possible...

    this makes no sense... and why can't you just have an upload button on the My Forms main page?

     

    Hi,

    Yes, you can upload PDF document into a form. To be able for you to upload a PDF file, make sure that you have file upload tool in your form. If not, edit your form, on the left side click on the Form Tools then you will find File Upload and put it in your form.

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    Answered by jonathan on July 19, 2016 at 09:13 PM

    @Michael_Accelerated

    Your concer was responded to here https://www.jotform.com/answers/886327-Can-I-upload-a-PDF#1