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    File Upload widget that can upload and preview PDF file

    Asked by ralfboehnke on July 21, 2016 at 09:15 AM

    How do I get the file upload widget with preview work with PDF files.

    Jpeg works fine, but most clients of mine have PDF's

    widget image upload preview pdf images only
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    JotForm Support

    Answered by Jim_R on July 21, 2016 at 09:54 AM

    Hello! There appears to be a bit of misunderstanding - The widget that you're using (the one suggested to you by my colleague on this thread https://www.jotform.com/answers/887306) is called Image Upload Preview.

    With that in mind, this only allows your users to preview "images" that they upload. A PDF is not an image though, it's a file/document, so it will never work with this widget I'm afraid.

    Hope that cleared things up. In case you need more help, don't hesitate to ask.

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    Answered by ralfboehnke on July 21, 2016 at 10:45 AM
    …thank you, but I need something which is previewing PDF’s. Is there something else?
    Ralf Boehnke
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    CUMBERLAND CENTER, ME 04021
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    Answered by ralfboehnke on July 21, 2016 at 12:45 PM
    … in the print world people have their layouts mostly as PDF files. Those need to have a preview like a JPEG file when uploaded on the form.
    Ralf Boehnke
    171 RANGE ROAD
    CUMBERLAND CENTER, ME 04021
    PHONE: (207) 807-7145
    ralf.boehnke@gmail.com
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    JotForm Support

    Answered by Welvin on July 21, 2016 at 02:03 PM

    I'm sorry, but we don't have a widget or a feature that would allow you to upload and preview PDFs. We only have a feature that would allow you to display a PDF in the form. We have this PDF embedder widget to do that:

    https://widgets.jotform.com/widget/pdf_embedder 

    I have submitted this thread to our backend team as a feature request. I'm not sure yet if they'll consider this, but if there are updates, you should know it through this thread.