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    I need to Embed the fillable PDF on a page in my Wordpress website

    Asked by websiteteam on November 18, 2016 at 07:05 PM

    I need to Embed the fillable PDF on a page in my Wordpress website and once filled out by user, they would have the ability to print out the completed Form? I cannot seem to find a JotForm PDF Embed URL. When I click on Publish, after converting Form to PDF, all that is available is the Standard Form, not a PDF?



    This is a re-post of a comment on Fillable PDF - Everything you need to know about JotForm Fillable PDF Creator

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    Answered by jonathan on November 18, 2016 at 11:39 PM

    You can do it using the Iframe publish code of the PDF form.

    User guide: Getting-the-form-iFrame-code

    Instead of the form URL, replace the src url with your PDF form URL instead.

    Example:

    you can add the PDF form using its url like this [embed]http://www.yourwebsite.com/pdfformurl.pdf[/embed]

     

    Hope this help. Let us know if you're not able to do it.

    Thanks.

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    Answered by websiteteam on November 19, 2016 at 10:52 AM

    I apologize for being dense. However, when I select the "More" button for a Form and then select "create PDF form", I am able to download and save a fillable PDF form to my computer. But, that does not create a URL, only a document saved to my computer. I cannot find any publish code in JotForm that publishes a PDF URL, whether it is an Iframe or other type of Embed.

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    Answered by websiteteam on November 19, 2016 at 11:44 AM
    I apologize for being dense. However, when I select the "More" button for a Form and then select "create PDF form", I am able to download and save a fillable PDF form to my computer. But, that does not create a URL, only a document saved to my computer. I cannot find any publish code in JotForm that publishes a PDF URL, whether it is an Iframe or other type of Embed.
    How do I create a pdfformurl.pdf as you reference below?
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    JotForm Support

    Answered by Nik_C on November 19, 2016 at 05:57 PM

    I'm sorry if I misunderstood what would you like to do, but what I understand is that you want to create PDF and then embed that PDF in your website? Why you can not embed form as my colleague suggested, it will be much easier and better user experience?

    If you still want to use PDF way, you can check PDF Embedder: https://www.jotform.com/help/153-How-to-display-a-PDF-document-on-your-form

    Please let us know if this can work for you.

    Thank you!

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    Answered by websiteteam on November 21, 2016 at 02:42 PM

    First - Thanks for your help.

    Second - I am able to use the following link, http://www.temptestsite.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/jot-form-62815126686159.pdf, in my website to access/view the subject form in IE11 and Chrome browsers and am able to use the fillable form as desired, including printing or saving the completed document.

    However, when I open the same link in Mozilla/Firefox and/or Microsoft Edge browsers, I am only able to view the form as a non-fillable version. The form is complete, just not fillable?

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by david on November 21, 2016 at 04:37 PM

    Fillable PDF forms only work properly when using a program such as Adobe Reader:

    https://helpx.adobe.com/acrobat/kb/acrobat-downloads.html

    Or Foxit:

    https://www.foxitsoftware.com/products/pdf-reader/

    If you would like to embed your form to a webpage to be used online, I would recommend using the webform:

    https://www.jotform.com/help/67-Which-Form-Embed-Code-Should-I-Use

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    Answered by websiteteam on November 21, 2016 at 06:52 PM

    I have Adobe Acrobat Reader DC installed in my desktop. I have changed my Embed to an Iframe at http://www.temptestsite.net/jot-form-test.

    The form is fillable in IE11 & Chrome. It is still not fillable in Mozilla or Microsoft Edge?

    I have tried the straight Embed, the Wordpress.org Embed. All have the same result - They are not fillable in Mozilla or Microsoft Edge?

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by jonathan on November 21, 2016 at 08:15 PM

    I checked and tested also on my browsers the embedded pdf form on your website http://www.temptestsite.net/jot-form-test . But so far I can only make it writable when using Chrome browser. 

    It is in read-only view when using other browser like Firefox, Edge and IE11.

    From what I have researched, the browser based PDF form will only work on Chrome browser because only Chrome have support for it.

    The other browsers doesn't have the same x-based plugin that Chrome browser have that allows it to write on a writable pdf document.

    To be able to use it on other browser, it needs to be downloaded first and then the in based app (i.e. adobe acrobat) will be used to write on the pdf document.

    Hope this help. Let us know if you need further assistance.