How to Download and Edit a PDF Form

March 26, 2024

With Jotform’s PDF Editor, you can convert your online form to a PDF format. The PDF Form can be edited before publishing. You can add elements similar to when you create/edit a form in the Form Builder. Once it’s ready, you can download and share it with your clients or colleagues for submission.


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Downloading a Fillable PDF Version of a Form

You can download the PDF form version of your web form this way:

  1. On the My Forms page, select the form.
  2. Click More on the right side of the selected form.
  3. Under the Publish column, click the Publish Form option.
Publish Form option in My Forms page
  1. Click the Download button in the PDF tab.
PDF tab of the Publish window in Jotform My Forms page
  1. You will be taken to the Jotform PDF Editor. The PDF Editor is similar to the Form Builder but focused on the PDF layout of the form. Click the Download button in the upper-right part of the page to download the PDF Form.
Download button in PDF Editor to download the PDF Form

If you are in the Form Builder, you can navigate to the following to download the PDF Form:

  1. Go to the Publish tab.
  2. Click the PDF option on the left panel.
  3. Click the Download button. This will take you to the PDF Editor. You must click the Download button in the preview screen to get the PDF Form.
Download button in the PDF section of the Publish tab of the Form Builder

Editing the PDF Form

You must ensure the Preview PDF is not toggled to edit the PDF Form.

Preview PDF toggle in Jotform PDF Editor

The Basic Elements tab displays the elements native to the PDF Editor. On the other hand, the Fields tab displays the elements available in the form builder and is supported by the PDF Editor.

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