How can I create signup for with checkboxes etc that persist

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    Asked on January 24, 2017 at 02:19 AM

    I want to convert the word form from the link to a web form with entered data that persists after completion.

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    Answered on January 24, 2017 at 03:50 AM

    Unfortunately, there is no possible way to convert a doc file to a web form. However, if you would like to create a form based from the content of the doc file, you can start to create a form in JotForm. Here's some helpful guide on how to get started building your web forms in JotForm:

    How to create your first web form

    Quick overview of form fields

    How to position fields in JotForm

    Setting Up the Thank You Page

    You can also check for the available JotForm Templates that suits your requirements. Please refer to this link:

    If you need further assistance, please let us know.

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    Answered on January 24, 2017 at 07:46 AM
    Many thanks for your reply. Sorry about confusion but I am not hoping to convert
    the word form but to create a new webform similar to it.
    Is it possible to create a form on your site where once completed the data
    entered persists and is viewable again if the page is refreshed.
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    Answered on January 24, 2017 at 08:52 AM

    I'm not sure whether I understand what you had in mind, so I'd like to explain the current workflow.

    What happens currently is that first you build and publish your form.

    Person uses the link to your form to open it in a web browser, and fills it out.

    Upon person clicking on the Submit button, their response is sent to our servers, and you can view the responses of all people who submitted your form by going to the form's submissions page:

    People cannot see submissions that were sent to you by previous users. Are you saying you'd like to show the person who is currently filling out the form what previous persons have entered?

    Or are you looking for something else?

    It would help if you described us your intended workflow, so we can point you in the right direction or look for possible ways to achieve it. Thank you.

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    Answered on January 24, 2017 at 11:45 AM
    Many thanks for your patience. I want to have a web page on which there is a form containing a table at the top of which are the names of people and down the left are dates. The test of the table cells contain checkboxes. I want the people who are named to be able to click on the checkboxes to show if they are available on the relevant date so that the table builds up a picture of who is available i.e. The web page is updated with the new information and retains it. I am told the technical term for this is: persists. In my original inquiry I believe I gave a link to a word document to give you some idea of the design. The web page I want to be viewable at any time so yes in effect showing anybody who has access to the page on which the form sits can see what others have completed.
    I realise this does not fit with the normal work flow of how forms usually work. But if we do it the usual way the person receiving the submitted form would have to enter data into another summary form and then post that to our membership. I considered using google docs OneDrive or similar but our members are not all word uses
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    Answered on January 24, 2017 at 01:43 PM

    You can create a table field similar to what you've provided in the document using Matrix tool under Survey Fields. This does not have the functionality you've mentioned though but you can show or hide fields based on user's answer on a field.

    So basically, you will have to share the form or embed it on your website. Once the user fills the form and submits it, you will receive their responses over email as also mentioned by my colleague.

    Now, if you want to show the submitted information to your users or embed it on your website, you can generate a table or grid listing report out of your form submissions.


    I'm not sure if this is what you're looking for but this is the easier way to share or embed the submissions data on your website.

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    Answered on January 24, 2017 at 03:45 PM
    Sounds as though that may be the best way to do it - many thanks