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    Can JotForm accomplish the process described below?

    Asked by sbreed on December 02, 2016 at 02:37 PM

    I run a leadership program. I use two forms. I first have a simple nomination form (basic information). Then, nominees are given access to an application form (which includes extensive information, such as essay questions). They then print their application and turn in for judging. I also download all the information into one Excel file to use in various ways. We would like to move away from this process a bit. I still need a nomination form and an application form, but it would be nice to allow judges to look at the applications electronically. I would still need to download the information in one Excel. Is JotForm for me? 

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    Answered by Kevin_G on December 05, 2016 at 02:30 PM

    Yes, this will be possible with JotForm, first I would suggest you to check these links where you will find guides that will help you to start creating your forms: 

    https://www.jotform.com/help/chapter-1-Getting+Started+with+JotForm 

    https://www.jotform.com/help/chapter-2-Create+Forms 

    Now, if there is some info from the first form that will be asked in the second form then you can pass this info so your users do not enter the same info again, you may provide the link with the pre-filled info in an email or you can also automatically redirect your users to the second form. 

    Here's a guide that will help you with that: How-to-Automatically-Pass-Form-Data-to-Another-Form

    Regarding to allow users to print the application you can add a print button so they can save a copy of it before submitting the form, to add the button simply click on the submit button while on the form builder and turn on the print button option: 

     

    Another way to allow them to print their submitted  info would be to provide a PDF in either an email auto-responder or thank you page.

    To include the PDF in the email follow these steps. 

    1. Open the email wizard.

    2. Click on edit button of your email auto-responder.

    3. Go to the advanced tab and turn on the option to include the PDF file in the email. 

    For the thank you page, simply open the wizard, click on the "Form Fields" option and click on "PDF Link" so the link to the report is displayed and they can save it. 

    To download your submissions as Excel file, please follow this guide: How-to-Export-Form-Data-to-Excel

    Now, regarding to allow your judges to see the info online I think it can be achieved with a report, it will include all the info that has been submitted in your form, they do not need login credentials since the link to a report can be shared to they can easily access to it online, to get more  info about how to create reports and find which report can work for your, please take a look on this guide: How-To-Create-Form-Reports-in-JotForm

    Please if there is anything else that we can assist you, do not hesitate to let us know.