How Can I Import My Own PDF with Smart PDF Forms

May 26, 2022

The Jotform PDF Editor was released in October 2018. It converts existing Jotform forms into fillable PDF forms and creates a PDF document that contains the submission information. 

As with any major release, users submitted various requests and feature additions to improve the product. One request that stood out was the ability to import an existing PDF form. We now provide that functionality through Jotform Smart PDF Forms.

Jotform Smart PDF Forms allows you to convert your PDF form to an online form, collect responses, and download them as a PDF that has the same format as your original PDF, with all the questions filled out.

How to Import a PDF Form

Setting it up is easy:

  1. Go to My Forms and click the Create Form button.
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  1. Next, choose Import Form.
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  1. Then select Import PDF form.
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Alternatively, you can go to this page and click the Convert PDF to Fillable Form button.

  1. Next, click the Upload PDF Form button and select your PDF file.
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You’ll be redirected to the Jotform Smart PDF Forms builder where you’ll see the imported PDF and the online form created from it. Keep in mind that the online form will not look the same as the imported file. The system will try its best to fetch and clone the form fields in your PDF file.

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From here, you’re free to customize the look and feel of the online form.

If you’d like to know more about how to connect form fields to the imported PDF, please visit the following guide: How to Link Your Online Form Fields with PDF Through Smart PDF Forms

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