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    Is a PDF the only file format available when exported to Dropbox from a form

    Asked by James on March 14, 2012 at 10:53 AM

    currently when a form is submitted, a pdf arrives within dropbox.

    Is there any way to have the form details sent to dropbox as a different file format such as a txt file?

     

    The reason i ask this is because we run a local newspaper. We are hoping to have stories submitted to us via jotform,this will go into dropbox then we hope to have a script import the text from dropbox into Quark

     

    Hope this makes sense.

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    Answered by pinoytech on March 14, 2012 at 11:00 AM

    Hi,

    Thank you for posting you inquiry. Right now, there's no option available for saving as plain text when you activate the DropBox- Jotform integration. But you can convert these PDF submission into text files by following methods:

    Save as Text method - In Adobe Reader, go to File > Save as Text to save the file as text file.

    B. Using 3rd party software - there are several PDF to TXT converters available for free. Some even offer batch conversion so that you can convert multiple PDF files at once, therefore saving you time and effort. When I googled for such programs, here's what I got:

    http://www.somepdf.com/some-pdf-to-txt-converter.html
    http://www.verypdf.com/txt2pdf/index.htm

     

    Hope you find this information helpful and informative. Please let us know if you need further assistance

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    Answered by lukeo25 on December 30, 2015 at 07:12 PM

    This is an open source file that does the job http://www.colorpilot.com/extract-pdf-text.html You can use a monitoring software that initiates the conversion as soon as something has changed in the dropbox folder.