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    PDF not working properly

    Asked by watchhelp on November 28, 2016 at 12:07 PM


    I just tried producing a PDF from one of our forms. 

    Several fields get layered one on top of the other as you see in the attached file...scratch that I can't upload a PDF. 

    Pls see screen shot instead.


    Thought you should know :)



    PS Question: Why does Jotform's own form not allow a PDF upload...I find that a little concerning as PDF are uploaded all the time on the web.

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by david on November 28, 2016 at 12:53 PM

    Fillable PDF's are very specific when it comes to how styling is translated.  Often times small adjustments make a world of difference.  In your form, expanding the fields and then settings the labels to top alignment will allow for the PDF to be properly formatted:

    The form will still look the same and the PDF will be properly formatted:

    Files can be uploaded using a file upload field.  The maximum file sizes for different integrations:


    You can also change the allowed file types:


    File uploads are not possible through the fillable PDF copy of a form: