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    Transferring input data to existing PDF document.

    Asked by mikelnewman on July 28, 2016 at 08:35 AM

    Is there any way to have my patient's fill out a form and make it so that the data they input can fill in the blanks of an existing PDF file?  The alternative is to have the patient fill out my PDF form directly on Adobe.  My vision was something like that but using jotform as a platform.  

    I've attached a PDF file of my paperwork.  I was thinking about just creating a online form for the first two pages but if I did it for the entire document that would be a bonus.

    Page URL:
    http://www.newmanfamilydentistry.com/files/NewmanFrenectomyForm_REV201<br/>6_FINAL.pdf

    document pdf document transferring online form JotForm fill pdf file
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    JotForm Support

    Answered by liyam on July 28, 2016 at 10:11 AM

    Hello mikelnewman,

    You can upload your existing PDF to JotForm through this link: https://www.jotform.com/fillable-pdf-form-creator/

    On the page, click the Create a fillable PDF form button. and select the 2nd option (at the center)

    This will then allow you to upload your PDF file. JotForm will then convert your uploaded PDF to be able to receive submissions.

    You will then have to download the PDF file from your My Forms page as this new PDF file will connect to JotForm once you make a submission. 

    Note: Just keep a copy of your original PDF for back-up purposes.

    If you have questions, please let us know.

    Thanks.

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    Answered by mikelnewman on July 28, 2016 at 10:45 AM
    I have done this and I see the PDF file converted over. I am now having
    trouble filling it out and submitting it. Can you provide me assistance
    with this? Is it possible to fill out a PDF on a mobile device and submit
    through that?
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    JotForm Support

    Answered by BDAVID on July 28, 2016 at 01:16 PM

    If it's not fillable please use Adobe Acrobat Reader or Foxit., PDF forms are not mobile responsive. 

    You might like to read this article about fillable PDF forms: https://www.jotform.com/help/312-Fillable-PDF-Everything-you-need-to-know-about-JotForm-Fillable-PDF-Creator 

    Open a new thread if you need anything else, we will be glad to assist you.