Introducing Jotform PDF Editor: Turn form responses into designed PDFs

Introducing Jotform PDF Editor: Turn form responses into designed PDFs

Let’s say you receive a form submission and want the information you just collected displayed on a single PDF document. Easy enough. Just copy the information, open a new word processing document, paste the information, and then save the whole thing as a PDF.

But what if you wanted to turn 100 form submissions into their own separate PDFs? That would require some serious legwork, not to mention it’s tedious.

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That’s why we’re proud to introduce Jotform PDF Editor, a great way to automatically create polished, designed documents that you can share, download, or print with the click of a button.

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The Responses you receive through your online forms are instantly and automatically turned into elegantly-designed PDFs. No copying and pasting required.

How does this help you? Imagine that you manage a restaurant and you’re using a Jotform job application form to hire new kitchen staff. You can send out an online application form like you always have. But when the responses come back, they are converted into beautiful PDFs that you can instantly forward along to colleagues, send back to the applicant, or keep for your own files.

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form Online PDF Editor– to quickly turn response data into PDFs.

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It’s the same information you’ve always collected, only now the final document is far superior.

Below are a few standout features of Jotform PDF Editor

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The beauty of PDF Editor is the ability to design your PDF however you’d like, including the ability to add sections, custom colors, and numerous fonts. You can even include images and your company logo. It requires very little effort and even less skill; just click and drag sections and text along a handy grid. You also have full control over how your response information appears on the document, which can be displayed in landscape or portrait orientation.

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1,200+ templates

Designing a PDF with PDF Editor is a cinch, but if you want a jump start, we have more than 1,200 snazzy PDF templates you can choose from. There’s one for just about any reason you’d need a professional PDF, including medical consent, supply requests, event registrations, and agreements. Best part? They’re free!


A single online form can generate thousands of custom different PDFs — a new one created every time someone responds to your form. This level of automation is uncommon in the world of PDFs. Online forms are easier for your clients and colleagues to fill out, so you get more responses. And the work of turning the information into polished PDFs is automatically done for you.

Password protection

Password Protection Feature of Jotform PDF Editor

Are your PDFs to be read by a chosen few? Then password protection is your best friend. In our PDF settings, just select Enable Password Protection and then type your new password. Only people with the password will be able to access your document.

Easy sharing

Jotform PDF Editor makes distributing your new PDFs incredibly easy, boosting communication between colleagues and clients. When you’re in preview mode, you can toggle between the PDF submissions you receive and then download, print, or share in a single click at the top of the screen. The share option prompts an email draft with the attached PDF that you can immediately send.

Fillable PDFs

Jotform’s hallmark Fillable PDF Creator is now included as a feature in PDF Editor. Quickly build a PDF form with fillable fields that sends response information directly to your Jotform Inbox. This feature has been updated to make your fillable PDFs more customizable and attractive. To use this feature, make sure you and your respondents use Adobe Acrobat Reader when filling it out.

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Electronic signatures

You’ve always been able to collect e-signatures using Jotform. But now you can fully automate the signature collection process with Jotform Sign. Every signature you collect with Jotform Sign is E-sign and UETA compliant and automatically becomes part of an audit trail, which makes  tracking signatures effortless. Creating a signable document is incredibly easy as well, as Jotform Sign has hundreds of templates for you to choose from. 

Collected signatures will automatically  be added to new PDFs whenever someone submits your online form. Given how easy it is to fill out a Jotform form — even on mobile devices — your clients can sign agreements from wherever they are without hassle. No printing, scanning, or headaches necessary. Then you can return a signed agreement to them with a single click.

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Functional integrations

Jotform PDF Editor integrates seamlessly with Google Sheets, Dropbox, and Box so that the PDFs generated from your form responses automatically send to cloud storage systems your team depends on.

PDF Editor can change the way your organization creates documentation for contracts, agreements, waivers, intake, quality control, incident reporting, evaluations, and a lot more.

Have you already given Jotform PDF Editor a try? How are you using it? Let us know in the comments below!

Chad is a former VP of Marketing and Communications at Jotform. He’s also a frequent contributor to various tech and business publications, and an absolute wizard with a Vitamix. He holds a master’s degree in communication and resides with his wife and cats in Oakland, California.

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