When you upload your PDF, the Jotform Smart PDF Forms may not detect some of the fields. If this happens, you can adjust field connections manually.
There are two different field types that you can add: an online form field and a PDF field.
Online form fields are the ones you add to your online form. Whenever you add a new field to your online form, a corresponding field will automatically be added to your PDF, and the two fields will be connected by default.
You can add these fields from the Add New Element tab in the Form Builder, just as you would for regular forms.
Mapping Input Fields
When you add a new field to your online form, the corresponding PDF fields appear as green boxes at the top of the original PDF. You can change the location of these fields by dragging them where you want them to be. You can also resize them. When you click on one of these fields, it will turn blue like all other PDF fields.
Each new field added to the online form will appear at the top of the active page of the original PDF. As mentioned above, you can change the location of the field by dragging it to the right place.
If you decide to change the field type — for example, from Full Name as shown in the clip above to a Short Text element, simply remove the field from the online form, and the field in the original PDF will be removed as well.
Note: Deleting the field in the original PDF will not remove the field in the online form.
Mapping Elements with Multiple Fields
Now, let’s go to fields with multiple input or selection boxes. These are Single Choice, Multiple Choice, Address, and Input Table. Let’s take the address field. If you have an address field in your original PDF, you don’t need to individually add a short text entry field to complete the field connections. You can add the address field, and each of the boxes will be mapped to the PDF just like any single text boxes.
For single choice or multiple choice fields, you can map each of the selection boxes to your individual checkboxes in the original PDF, as seen below.
You can add any of the Form Builder fields/elements to the online form. However, some fields cannot be mapped to your PDF, including Appointment, Product List, Image, File Upload, Captcha, Spinner, Star Rating, and Scale Rating.
You cannot edit your PDF form with Jotform Smart PDF Forms. If you need to edit your PDF form, you can do it with external tools such as Adobe Acrobat editor or online tools. After editing the PDF, you can re-import it to Jotform Smart PDF Forms. To update or replace your current PDF through Jotform Smart PDF Forms, please follow the steps from the following guide: How to Update the PDF Through Smart PDF Forms
so far so good and producing amazing results. one truly annoying feature: while mapping form fields to a pdf: the smaller (sometime others as well), items, like the single choice stuff, "snaps" to grid line, and about impossible to super impose it on the check box. tried "alt" , "ctrl" and nothing will stop it from "snapping to". mapping should be fully free forming feature since it is us, the clinet who designed the pdf to begin with. thank you
So, I had finish my form and now I want to add some of the answers to and old pdf that I need to be filled), the thing is that i can't find an option to link the form that I just finish with that old pdf.
Pd: can't be a new pdf, need to be that because it's a public institution and they are still uga uga
The may be a problem with connecting the PDF fields with Your online fields, I would not want to add fields to my PDF, Also a number of my concerns have not been addressed e.g. Drop Down fields with a large number of selection relative to how that would be handled. What is the pricing for a large number of forms being filled out e.g. 1,000,000 forms. Please advise.
can I add things to the document before sending to the client to sign..
example the contract terms
payment terms ect
I would like to be able to add in the lengths and the payment terms, prior to sending to the client
Will the Jotform Prefill feature be available to use with Smart PDF? Thanks!
So I have been working on my form and find that when I move connected PDF fields around on the pdf form, the application tries to align the PDF fields with other fields on the form. This feature is often called "Snap-to-grid" or "Auto-alignment" in other applications. Sometimes this is very helpful, but there are times when I want to position the PDF field with greater precision and would like to turn the auto-alignment feature off. I have looked around the UI and don't see a way to turn this feature on and off. Is there a way to do it?
I have some undesired elements on my Add element menu on pdf editor. They are not part of my form and have a small green light on the side menu. How do i remove them?
Caricando un contratto, dove ad esempio il campo data ed il campo "nome e cognome" si ripetono più volte, è possibile creare una connessione multipla al pdf da un singolo elemento?
My main challenge is figuring out how to remove the added fields. I will attempt again when I have more time. Thanks.
This is ANYTHING but simple and with no technical support via a live person to guide you through it, this is USELESS!
I cannot connect a time filed to my pdf. the option doesn't exist to do so.