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When to Use a Paper Form vs. a Digital Form
When to Use a Paper Form vs. a Digital Form
Written by Hannah Hill
Updated over a week ago

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With Script, you are able to offer forms in an online format to your completers, and there are two ways to build them - paper forms and digital forms. To decide which one best meets your needs, continue reading to understand their differences.

Paper Forms

The paper form builder allows you to make an existing PDF into an online form. This is a great option when a paper form is pre-approved or the format needs to remain the same for legal reasons. Another reason schools choose to use the paper form builder is for familiarity. Some forms have been used in a district for a handful of years, and the community is accustomed to seeing the form in that specific format. The paper form builder will not alter the appearance of your form, but it now allows it to be fillable online. Paper forms are also the recommended option for printability. If this is a form that might need to be printed out later, a paper form will appear more condensed and streamlined once printed.

Digital Forms

The digital form builder gives school districts the ability to create an online form within Script that is ADA compliant. A screen reader is able to understand what information the form is requesting, and the user is able to maneuver the form with a keyboard. You can also embed images and videos within a digital form. Generally, we recommend using the digital form builder whenever possible because it is great for forms that might need regular updates or easy changes and is fully responsive to any device. You can replicate any form that you need using the digital form builder.

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