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I am trying to have an active PDF form embedded in my jotform.Asked by tjacobson on May 11, 2016 at 01:20 PM
Hello, I am trying to have an active PDF form embedded in my jotform. I've used html code to display the pdf in the jotform; however, when the user submits the form, the PDF responses are not saved and the PDF is blank. Is there a way that I can upload an active PDF that will save the user's responses upon submission?
This is a re-post of a comment on Fillable PDF - Everything you need to know about JotForm Fillable PDF Creator
If you have embedded a fillable PDF form in your JotForm form, it will not saved the entries there if you click the submit button.
Fillable PDF needs a PDF reader like Adobe Reader or Foxit for the inputs to be saved in the file itself. You cannot do this in JotForm in a web browser. What JotForm's online form can do is display the PDF form to your users.
If you want to display those PDF forms in your submissions then you can follow this guide: https://www.jotform.com/help/305-How-to-show-headers-or-text-for-contracts-terms-agreements-in-the-PDF-format-of-a-submission
Here's an example form: https://form.jotform.com/61315333523951
Here's how it looks like in my submissions page:
Responses on those active PDF form will not be saved because they are not valid input fields and they are not part of the structure of the form that handles the input values.
I hope that helps.