Why no Form found at website?

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    Asked on December 22, 2015 at 01:08 PM

    When I try to import this PDF form into JotForm, it says NO FORM FOUND, and yet I know there is a form here: http://www.whatcomvolunteer.org/Assets/Criminal_Background_Check_Vol_Center.pdf

    I've even tried importing a Word version of the same form, and i get the same message. HElp pls.


    Mel Monkelis, MelM@WhatcomVolunteer.org

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    Answered on December 22, 2015 at 02:26 PM

    If you are using this "Import Form" function under the "Create Form" button

    Please note that it will not import the PDF forms. The "Import Form" function can copy the HTML structure of a form on a website. What this function can copy or clone are the following:

    - HTML forms on a web page (note that although this can copy a form, it may not 100% copy all of the form's structure as this is still depending on how the form was created, and the design of it may also not be cloned).

    - JotForm form embedded on a website

    - Direct link of a JotForm form



    If you wish to import your PDF form to JotForm, you can use this link instead: http://www.jotform.com/adobe-formscentral-alternative/. You can click "Import Your Forms" button and choose "PDF Only". Please note that when you import a PDF form to JotForm, it cannot be edited in our form builder.



    If you have a form created in Word document, you can import it to JotForm by following the steps below:

    1. Convert the Word document to an HTML file

    2. Upload the HTML file on your server and host it.

    3. Copy the link of your HTML file hosted in your server.

    3. Use the "Import Form" function under the "Create Form" button. Remember that in the earlier part of my post that you can copy or clone a form from an HTML website. Because your HTML file is now hosted on a website page, you can easily clone or copy it.


    If your form is on a spreadsheet like an excel file, you can import it to JotForm by using this app: http://apps.jotform.com/app/spread2jot 


    I hope that helps.