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    Is it possible to upload a file that my clients can download?

    Asked by KurtisM on November 30, 2010 at 01:03 PM

    When I create a custom form, looking for a way that I can upload a file say in excel or word that my clients can click on and download.

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    JotForm Founder

    Answered by aytekin on November 30, 2010 at 04:40 PM

    Do you want to upload file on your form? I am not sure what you mean? Yes, you can create upload forms with JotForm.

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    Answered by KurtisM on December 01, 2010 at 11:54 AM

    I want to upload an excel file that can be downloaded by users who are completing the form.

    Example - On the form I create, say a reservation form for my restaurant, you book a reservation for a group of 30 people. If I needed to know the names of all the people attending, I am looking to have the user click on an excel file that I uploaded to my Form that they can then download, complete and submit back to me.

    Example - On the form I create, say an order form for products I deliver - I want to upload an excel file that lists my products that the user can download, edit the excel file with their quantities they want and resubmit back to me, the Form I create would also have their delivery address etc. on it, just looking to have it so an excel file can be downloaded by the user then uploaded once they make their selections.




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    Answered by OIMSCSMD on December 01, 2010 at 12:17 PM

    Why would you even use an excel spreadsheet? that all can be done through the form builder itself...for the second example, you need to talk to a web designer, you can do all of that from an ecommerce site, or list your products in free text

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    Answered by aytekin on December 02, 2010 at 07:02 AM

    It is not possible to put an excel form into a form like that. What you can do is to upload your excel file to your own site, then link to it from the form.

    To create a link on your form, add "Free Text (HTML)" fied to your form. It is under "Power Tools".


    Another possible solution might be to use a Matrix field on your form. That would be similar to an Excel Spreadsheet. 

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    Answered by abajan on January 16, 2011 at 05:35 PM

    KurtisM, have you considered using one of the numerous paid and free online file sharing sites to host your files? Just do some Googling and I'm sure you'll find a service that suits your needs. If you host your file at one of those sites (whether it be an Excel or Word document or any type of file, for that matter) it would simply be a matter of including its link on your form's page.

    Just a thought.

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    Answered by aytekin on January 17, 2011 at 07:36 AM

    I believe Dropbox has that. You can add a file to your dropbox and it will create a link for you for that file.