Add file attachments in forms manager

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The "Attach File" element, under the Standard Elements library, can be used to allow a submitter to upload their own files to their form submission. This can be helpful for a number of situations, such as pictures on a student form, a resume on a job application form, or signed permission slips for a field trip.

To use this feature, simply add the Attach File element by dragging it from the Element Library to your form.

Accepted file types

By default, the element is set to accept all file types that are allowed on your site. To limit the types of files that users can upload, uncheck the "Accept all approved file types" checkbox, and check off the file types you'd like to accept.

  • Documents: Word 97-2003, Word 2007+, Excel 97-2003, Excel 2007+, pdf, rtf, note, notebook, one, txt, xml, numbers, pages

  • Images: jpg, jpeg, png, gif, eps, svg

  • Zip Files: zip

  • Apple iWork: numbers, key, keynote, pages

  • Presentation: PowerPoint 97-2003, PowerPoint 2007+, flipchart, key, keynote

  • Video: avi, mov, mpg, swf, mpeg, qt, mp4, wmv, m4v

  • Audio: mp3, mpg, mid, midi, mp4, wav

  • Adobe: indd, psd, swf, as

  • Web: css, js, htm, html, jar

  • Other: ds, cmbl, isf, omp, ico, epub

If you do not see a file type in this list, contact Finalsite Support to request a file type be added to your site.

Upload file size

Files uploaded to an Attach File element have a maximum size of 10MB.

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