PDF to web form

PDF to Online Form Converter

PDF to web form

For every enterprise, PDF is the default standard for document exchange with vendors, customers, and government. The reason behind this is PDF file retains the format irrespective of device and operating system. It’s portable across systems.

On the other hand, web forms are ideal for filling data. They offer the convenience of operating in a browser and enable fast data entry. Filling PDF documents through web forms offers tremendous productivity improvements and better user experience.

Let’s assume you’ve to fill 3 page PDF containing around 10 fillable fields and a lot of boiler-plate text. Finding each of the field and filling is prone to error. Moreover, you’ve to fill each field multiple times. This wastes a lot of productivity.

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PDF to online form - Solutions

There are a lot of solutions available for PDF to web forms conversion. Most of the solutions demand building of a web form for dynamic fields through the drag-and-drop editor. This doesn’t address many of the common scenarios you encounter for PDF document creation. Moreover, almost all of them offer a cloud-only option that may not suit for some Enterprises.

EDocGen takes a different approach. It’s a DIY platform and automatically builds web form from PDF template. Whenever you change your templates, the web form gets auto-updated. It supports dynamic populations of text, table, image, content blocks, and hyperlinks. It also offers loads of features for customizing the final PDF document output.

1. Conditional Statements: You can hide/show document content based on certain input entered by the user

2. Calculations: Performs basic mathematical calculations (+,-,*,/) right inside the template

5. Dynamic text size: If the space given for fillable field is not sufficient, EDocGen automatically reduces the font size to retain the PDF formatting

3. Drafts: Partially filled documents can be saved drafts. These can be updated later and published as final documents

4. Document Distribution: Sync generated PDF document to Google Drive/SharePoint/Box. Also options for sending the document by mail, print.

EDocGen is Enterprise document generation platform that can be deployed either on cloud option or on-premise. It integrates seamlessly into your existing infrastructure, supporting your authorization and authentications mechanisms through single sign-on (SSO).


How it works

This is a DIY platform built for business users. Business users can add tags in their favorite PDF editor and upload the template. There is a provision to tell the system which fields are optional and which are mandatory.


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Clicking on “create document” action by hovering over the template displays online form for data entry.

You may partially fill data to save a draft or publish the document after filling the form. The drafts can be published later after filling all mandatory fields.

You can mail, print, sync to cloud storage or send generated PDF document for e-sign. Different versions of document templates and generated documents can be maintained in the system if you’re using document management system such as SharePoint.

If you want non-registered online users to fill forms for PDF document generation, you can publish a Google form and integrate that to EDocGen using Zapier. The google form would mimic your PDF online form.

As you can see, web forms improve your employee productivity and EDocGen is the easiest way for PDF to Online form creation.

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