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How to Create a PDF Form

How to Create a PDF Form

A PDF Form is extremely useful for sharing and compiling form documents. JotForm provides the quickest way to convert your online forms to a PDF format. Watch the short video below or look at the text instructions to quickly create your PDF form.

1. Go to the MY FORMS page.

2. Click the form you wish to convert to highlight it.

3. Click MORE ▼ to show more options.

4. Then click CREATE PDF FORM.

5. In the modal popup, you have the option to INCLUDE PAGE BREAKS or INCLUDE SUBMIT BUTTON in the resulting PDF.

6. Clicking the CONTINUE button will start the download process and you're done.

Comments and suggestions are welcome below. If you have a question, post it in our Support Forum so we can assist you.

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  • laurenberryhill

    Why is my PDF form not printing the page breaks in the correct spots?

  • AJ

    PDF form is coming out blank. What I'm I doing wrong?

  • Shanleigh17

    I created a 5-page form that needs to be sent to departments at a University. When I convert to a PDF, all of the subtexts and some of the headings disappear. I need the text underneath each response box so that the departments know what to fill in. How can this be fixed, so that the pdf form is identical to the jotform?

  • carsterz

    nvm... found my answer

  • carsterz

    can i upload my already existing pdf form into jotform?

  • priyankakarki

    I created multiple page pdf form using jotform, I was pretty excited about this. When I try to print it out, it prints out weirdly shrinking all pages into 1 page, hence nothing is visible. What can I do to print them individually?

  • AleahLeonard

    Is there any way to condense the information on the PDF form? As in once my form is finished and I create the PDF, the information is on a one page face sheet?

  • sknisely

    I created a PDF and it is fillable, but when I try to submit it, I get the message about required fields. I have filled them in.

  • adent

    Everytime I try to create a pdf form it takes a long time and then it doesn't create the pdf form.

  • NWF_website

    When I create a PDF form, my text and headers do not show up and there are other errors. Help please?

  • mplalibertealvino

    I can create a PDF form and it works great. But when I click on submit, it tells me that I have required field to fill (wich I already filled). Then, I try to send it one more time, but nothing. My pdf is not sent :(

  • floridalenders

    Everytime I try to create a pdf form it takes a long time and then gives me an error message and doesn't create the pdf form.

  • RamasamyVenugopal

    My pdf form is missing questions that used widgets. Is there a fix?

  • tcahn

    i created a pdf from an existing form and none of the conditions work, why is that?

  • nbaker0809

    I'm following the steps correctly but I noticed that the pdf symbol under "more" isn't bold and when pressed it acts as if it's downloading but it never stops loading and nothing is downloaded... Help!

  • gourav10

    It is taking too much time. just loading nothing happened

  • infinidat

    same here. stuck on "working"

  • roman1308

    i still unable to download the pdf form, working animation still appear for mor than 30 minutes

  • iakofcstatewarden

    Ignore previous question. I just missed the URL in the document it was fine.

    BUT, not all of the page breaks work. This is a 10 page form and probably 3 of the breaks worked. That's the survey page break that we are supposed to be using, right?

  • iakofcstatewarden

    PDF generation is really nice. Not fast, but NICE. The one thing that it didn't do is assign an action to the submit button. If you can tell me what the action URL should be, I can drop it in using Adobe DC. It would be nice if this was fixed in the generation on your end though.

    Here is what I have for the submit button on the html version do we use the same URL or something different?

    https://submit.jotform.us/submit/#####/

  • iakofcstatewarden

    I've tried this in Safari and Chrome on my Mac and no matter how long I wait, it is always "working" Is this a Mac issue with the download part of the process?

  • AutoDamageExperts

    I follow the steps above and it gives me a PDF but the PDF is simply one blank page. Why is it doing this, and more importantly, how can I fix it?

  • xanderfh

    Is it possible to (When forms are submitted) to email them in PDF Format?

  • geometrique

    I keep getting an error when I try and make a PDF form that says:

    "This XML file does not appear to have any style information associated with it. The document tree is shown below."

    Can you help me please?

  • BobCampbell

    when i create a pdf form form my form, the pdf is an older version of the form, not the latest version?

  • TonSee

    Nothing happens after continueing. I only see a message 'working' in a bar above.

  • CIPEEC

    Bonjour,

    j'ai suivi la procédure pour créer un pdf mais en cliquant sur "continue" la fenêtre se ferme et rien ne se passe.

    Pouvez-vous m'aider s'il vous plait ?

    Merci d'avance.

  • DanceWoking

    Everytime I try to convert my forms to a PDF file it keeps giving me an error message - any ideas?

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  • Mike Dubya

    can't seem to figure out why I'm seeing this message when attempting to export the form I created....

    This XML file does not appear to have any style information associated with it. The document tree is shown below.
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  • walkaboutmigration

    Hello, I purchased a 'Theme' and customised it with my logo and images. However when I create a pdf fillable form the logo and images disappear and its just a blank form. This defeats the whole purpose of purchasing the theme and customising it. Can anyone help resolve this issue?

    Many thanks

  • Illume Learning

    Hello. When I press continue and try to create my pdf form, I receive a "403 Forbidden Error" message on my screen. Please help!

  • Darren

    Hi I am having problems creating a PDF of my form. I am doing what you said but I get this error come up and no PDF is created

    This XML file does not appear to have any style information associated with it. The document tree is shown below.

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    wy7+rTH8Kgdx8OEqkENpuM/VCthdPTFaMzlNvWaU52BQuqlnHi1Wjr+H2nbFh9KK



    Any help would be appreciated.
    This is on a free account but will be transferred onto a paid for account in the next few days.

    Thanks

  • sandy_koh

    Hi, when i create the pdf, the questions did not come out the way i wanted it to. E.g. the scale rating question came out as a blank text box and the dropbox questions was not highlighted as required question though i set it so. Can you help me with that? Thank you.

  • mkwray

    Can someone help? I keep getting this error message:
    This XML file does not appear to have any style information associated with it. The document tree is shown below.

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    cs3i8wXP1k6hMvueIJAx3AIeNXKI0UPA1QlYJhas4tNuN9QC75g6c8790tdigAgf

  • dallaschamber

    Thanks for the quick reply, but when i create a pdf it does not display all the text and i get blank pages. I need a pdf of my form/Application to send to clients who want to review the questions before filling the form out. Can you help with that?? Form name 2015 Blueprint Awards Application

  • dogwood

    When I create a PDF, the embedded images and several of the text fields come out stretched and deformed. How can I prevent this?

  • ereproperty

    I have been trying to create a fillable pdf form, but every time I do information is cut off and page breaks do not appear where they should. The pdf that I am left with is not something that I can send out for people to fill in.

    Is there any way to fix this?

  • shockleymarketing

    My form is also coming out with many issues. Any resolution here? I was excited about this sofware and now feel like I wasted time because the export is not working properly.

    Thanks

  • emcqueeny

    I am trying to Create a PDF Form, but all I'm getting is an error message:

    Adobe Reader could not open ‘________.pdf’ because it is either not a supported file type or because the file has been damaged (for example, it was sent as an email attachment and wasn’t correctly decoded).

  • LNGMasterplan

    The pdf I have created deletes parts of the text (some letters are missing completely, others are half displayed. Is it the programme or just the internet connection?

  • scarlin

    I am trying to print a PDF, but all I'm getting is an error message:

    Adobe Reader could not open ‘________.pdf’ because it is either not a supported file type or because the file has been damaged (for example, it was sent as an email attachment and wasn’t correctly decoded).

  • MoonrisePhotography

    Once I create my pdf it gets all elongated and I can't read any of it. I have a few pictures in it that are super long, and I don't even see some of the text.
    What am I doing wrong?!

  • Jenaya

    I am trying to create a multi-page PDF that clients can simply print for future reference. It will not be completed on-line. How do I ensure that all the text is displayed flows properly over the pages without weird gaps in between?

  • markaikin

    The PDF form I get has 0 bytes. Am I doing something wrong?

  • newarksymphony

    The new fillable pdf form feature is sending back error messages for all of my forms. Can you help?

  • hany525

    The pdf truncates some questions to fit on the next page. The page break function does not work to break the pages up in a neat way. Is there a fix for this? I would rather have blank space at the end of one page so that the next question is neat rather than being chopped in half.

  • level3

    the content in the pdf is so small I can't ready it. how to resize it?

  • vivebydesign

    Are we able to make a form with a signature option or something like a signature

  • DINULIK

    is it possible to add a table? several rows and collomns?

  • DINULIK

    It creates pdf but not fillable one, you can not fill data in it. its just pdf. please help