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What kinds of file types can I accept in my form?

Accept over 70 file types when adding a File Upload field to your form.

Pam English avatar
Written by Pam English
Updated over a week ago

When you add a File Upload field to your form, Submittable enables you to select what types of files your submitters can upload. Choose from over 70 file types, including text, art, audio, video, and specialty file types.

Below is a complete list of each file type you can select:

Text/Document Files

.CSV (Comma Separated Values)

.DOC (Microsoft Word Document)

.DOCX (Microsoft Word Open XML Document)

.ODT (Open Document Text File)

.PDF (Portable Document Format File)

.RTF (Rich Text Format File)

.TXT (Plain Text File)

.WPD (WordPerfect Document)

.WPF (WordPerfect Form)

Image Files

.GIF (Graphical Interchange Format File)

.JPG (JPEG Image File)

.PNG (Portable Network Graphic)

.SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics File)

.TIF (Tagged Image File)

Audio Files

.AAC (Advanced Audio Coding File)

.AIFF (Audio Interchange File Format)

.FLAC (Free Lossless Audio Codec File)

.M4A (MPEG-4 Video File)

.MP3 (MP3 Audio File)

.OGG (Ogg Vorbis Audio File)

.WAV (WAVE Audio File)

.WMA (Windows Media Audio File)

Video Files

.3GP (3GPP Multimedia File)

.AVI (Audio Video Interleave File)

.FLV (Animate Video File)

.M4V (iTunes Video File)

.MKV (Matroska Video File)

.MOV (Apple QuickTime Movie)

.MP4 (MPEG-4 Video File)

.MPG (MPEG Video File)

.WEBM (WebM Video File)

.WMV (Windows Media Video)

Other Files

.EPUB (Open eBook File)

.ZIP (Zipped File)

.KEY (Software License Key File)

.MOBI (Mobipocket eBook)

.MUS (Finale Notation File)

.MUSX (Finale Notation File)

.PPT (PowerPoint Presentation)

.PPTX (PowerPoint Open XML Presentation)

.SIB (Sibelius Score)

.XLS (Excel Spreadsheet)

.XLSX (Microsoft Excel Open XML Spreadsheet)

.ZIP (Compressed)

Specialty Files

.ADOC (AsciiDoc Format File)

.AI (Adobe Illustrator File)

.BBL (BibTeX Generated Bibliography File)

.DAE (Digital Asset Exchange File)

.DWG (AutoCAD Drawing Database File)

.EPS (Encapsulated PostScript File)

.FBX (3D Asset Exchange Format)

.FDX (Final Draft Document)

.HEIF (High Efficiency Image File)

.HEVC (High Efficiency Video Codec File)

.IBA (Lectra Clothing Design Pieces File)

.IBOOKS (Multi-Touch iBook)

.LTX (LaTex Document File)

.MPP (Microsoft Project File)

.MPX (Microsoft Project File Exchange Format)

.PSD (Adobe Photoshop Document)

.STEP (Standard for the Exchange of Product Data File)

.STL (Stereolithography File)

.STP (STEP 3D CAD file)

.TEX (LaTeX Source Document)

.VDX (Visio Drawing XML File)

.VSD (Visio Drawing File)

.VST (VST Audio Plugin)

.VSS (Visio Stencil File)

.VST (Vector Image Files)

.VSX (Visio Stencil XML File)

.VTX (Microsoft Visio Template File)

NOTE: To view an image file from within the submission details page, it should be in a web-friendly format (e.g., JPEG, JPG, PNG, or GIF). Non-web-friendly file formats shown in the accepted file types list will not display the file in the submission details page but will be downloadable for reviewers to view offline using the appropriate software.

For example, EPS files are an Adobe format, primarily used in Photoshop. Submittable doesn't transcribe EPS files inside the submission details viewer because they're not web-friendly and are primarily used to send files that are still being worked on and passed between collaborators.

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