Transforming ordinary paper-based forms into Interactive PDF Documents

Although our eForms are easy use, we understand you might have questions and/or concerns regarding converting your existing paper forms to electronic format.

For that reason, we have assembled the following list of Frequently Asked Questions to help explain and clarify our electronic document solutions in greater detail.

If you’re unable to find the answer to your question(s) within the following section (or throughout our website), please feel free to contact us and we will assist you further.

What are electronic forms (eForms) and how do they provide electronic document solutions?

Electronic forms are interactive PDF documents that can be opened, filled-in, and submitted by anyone using free Adobe Reader.

Whether it’s a new patient form, job application, business contract, or expense report, our eForm document solutions will help your business save time, money, and valuable resources by converting a cumbersome paper-based forms system into an efficient digital workflow.

Unlike paper forms which can be costly to (re)produce and distribute – not to mention a headache when dealing with messy and/or hard-to-read handwriting – our electronic forms solution is based on Adobe’s Portable Document Format (PDF) and takes full advantage of the powerful features within the Acrobat family of products. In most cases, you will find our eForms to be easier, quicker, and more efficient to use when distributing, collecting, and processing everyday business forms.

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How are eForms created?

eForms are created in one of two ways: (1) by designing the form from scratch (using the original form as a guide), or (2) by adding interactive form elements on-top-of an existing form.

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What is the process of developing an eForm (from start to product delivery)?

The process of developing an eForm from start to finish is simple and straightforward:

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What are the benefits of converting paper forms to electronic format?

The key benefits of converting paper forms to an electronic format are:

Reduction in office spending by minimizing the printing, distribution, storage, and processing costs associated with paper forms

Reduction or elimination of time-consuming, error prone, paper-based processes (i.e. collecting and entering form data by hand)

Better customer service from collecting and processing information more efficiently (enables faster turn-around / check-in times)

Improves office workflow & productivity by streamlining and reducing form processing times

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What are the advantages of using PDF as an eForm file format?

Using Adobe PDF as an eForm format offers several advantages/benefits over other file formats:

Please view the answer to this question by visiting the Features & Benefits page. You may also learn more by viewing the following Q&A, below.

What are the benefits of using our eForms over other electronic forms solutions (i.e. web-based HTML forms)?

HTML-based electronic forms are useful in their ability to perform basic data capture using a web browser. Unfortunately, a major limitation of HTML is that it renders differently depending on a browser type and version. Our eForms solutions – on the other hand – can be considered a “paper replacement” solution, where retaining the exact look and feel of your existing paper forms yield tangible results. The major benefits of choosing our eForm solution(s) are:

Low entry development cost with ability to scale. Our electronic document solutions makes it easy to take advantage of eForms today, while providing a scalable solution that can grow with your form needs tomorrow.

Today, we invite you to start slow by letting us convert your most important paper forms into electronic format for easier distribution, collection, and processing. In the future, as your budget and infrastructures allow, we can look into integrating your eForms with databases and core business applications so data flows automatically in and out of your systems.

Ease of learning. Because our eForms look the same on screen as your paper originals, your form users are likely to feel comfortable adopting a new, more efficient, way of working – especially considering little to no training is required.

Compliance with government and corporate requirements. By using the well-recognized and widely adopted Adobe PDF file type, our eForms are able to meet the requirements of government regulations and cooperate policies that require electronic documents to look exactly as the officially-approved paper original.

One form - Two uses. Despite the number of users who have access to computers, we understand there will be instances where you’ll need to provide printed blank copies of your forms (e.g. for walk-in patients). Because our eForms will look just like your paper original(s), there’s no need to develop or maintain two versions of same form. The eForms we create for you can serve both purposes.

Portable, Compact, and Versatile. Our PDF eForms are self-contained, meaning all document content, data, form elements, and security attributes (e.g. digital signatures) travel with the form. As a result, users can easily work on your form offline (filling in, signing, and saving it) and then reconnect to the internet to submit it at at a later time. Alternatively, completed forms can be printed to fax, mail, or hand deliver.

Security. By utilizing Adobe PDF’s rich security features, our eForms support passwords, multiple levels of access rights, and encryption. Now you can rest assured confidential forms and data is kept safe from unauthorized viewing, tampering, or file modifications.

Can eForms be used on the Web?

Yes. Part of the advantage of working with PDF’s is that they are portable and universally accessible. This means they can be distributed, filled in, and submitted by anyone-anytime with a computer using free Adobe Reader, a web browser, and an internet connection. Clearly, it doesn’t get any easier than this., a service provided by Ivery Design Studio, LLC | © 2009-2021 IDS | Site design by Ivery Design Studio, LLC

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