How Can I Import My Own PDF With Smart PDF Forms

September 15, 2021

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. 

The setup is simple and straightforward:

1. Go to the My Forms page.

2. Click the Create Form button.

3. Click Import Form.

4. Select the Import PDF Form option. This will take you to the upload page.

Alternatively, you can also go this page and click the Convert PDF to Fillable Form button.

5. On the upload page, you can drag and drop your PDF or click the Upload PDF Form button to select your file. Upload the file to proceed.

You’ll be redirected to the Jotform Smart PDF Forms page, 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. Our system will try its best to fetch and clone the form fields in your existing PDF form.

From here, you’re free to customize the look and feel of the online form, add/remove form fields, and more. Here’s an example of a client intake 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-Connect-Your-Online-Form-Fields-with-PDF.

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