It’s not unusual to be faced with the task of filling out several PDF files with much of the same information. Online application forms are just one example where you have to start at the beginning with each one. Sure, there will be some information you can auto fill but wouldn’t it be easier if all you had to do is fill out one form and the data will merge multiple PDF files using the given info?
PlatoForms Master Form is the solution to this problem.
The master form is an online form but it differs from the PlatoForms Web Online Form in that you are not required to upload the original PDF in advance. What you end up doing is actually building a master form. Sure, that may sound like a lot of work but it really isn’t. The PlatoForms Master Form is an online PDF form builder that you customize your way using a simple drag ‘n’ drop form building system.
Once you’ve built the master form, you just upload the PDF file to link to the Master Form option. After it is uploaded you map out the fields from the master to the newly uploaded PDF. What you are actually doing is creating a Linked PDF and it’s unlimited as to how many PDF files can be linked to a master form.
The next step is to publish the master form along with the linked PDFs. The PlatoForms system generates a shared URL or an embedded script to allow the form to be shared with other users. This permits them to input their information onto the PDF files and that data is used to generate all of the linked PDFs.
So, if you were filling out online application forms, the linked PDFs would retain all the duplicate data so that you would not have to refill it all in with each application form.
But what if you don’t require linked files and a Master Form?
That’s easy. After you create the fillable PDF forms, in what we are going to call in this example a Normal Form rather than a Master Form, you could then view and download the PDF files from the PlatoForms Submission page.
The files you download from the PlatoForms Submission page will be contained in a zipped package. In the zip file will be each and every linked PDF file.
But what if you discover an error of some kind? That’s also an easy fix. All you would have to do is re-submit the corrected Master Form and all the linked PDFs would be corrected all at once.
Clearly, PlatoForms makes PDF to web form operation much smoother and less complicated. And just to be on the safe side, PlatoForms archives all the revision information so that if you need to, you can audit all of the modifications.
Need an online PDF form builder that is quick, safe and easy? PlatoForms is your solution.