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    How to set predefined values to the fields before users submit?

    Asked by surenkhadka on December 21, 2016 at 07:12 AM

    some of the details on the form need to fill by us before sending to other, can
    you please change it so that it can be editable by us as well. For example,
    if i need to type anything on project, projects no, or any thing on the
    template on the template form it doesn't let me add, but i can do when by
    previewing. or through published address.
    thanks
    suren

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by candy on December 21, 2016 at 08:28 AM

    Hello Suren,

    You can not type text in a field in the Form Builder.

    However, if you want to set a text in a field that is going to appear on the form before the user types, you can do it as the following:

    1. You can set a "Placeholder" to the field, and the field text will appear a little bit faded in order to indicate to the user it is preferred to be edited before submitting as you can see the screenshot below:

    If the user submits without typing any value to that field, the field in the related submission will be shown as empty.

    Placeholder is just like an "Example" value to show the user how s/he is going to fulfill the field.

    2. You can set a "Default Value(predefined value)" to the field, and the field text that you have already set as default will appear in the field as you can see the screenshot below:

    If the user submits the form without touching to the field that you have set a predefined option, you will receive the submission with the value just like the user has fulfilled.

    All in all, you can set them both as you can see the following screenshot below:

    Please try. If you need further assistance, do not hesitate to contact us.

    Thanks in advance.