Is it possible to change the link for the submit button?

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    ilqforms
    Asked on August 07, 2017 at 02:47 PM
    Is it possible to change the link for the submit
    button? If not then is it possible to have a submit button in a hyperlinked
    formed. Like if you go to my form you'll see some hyperlinks if one of
    those hyperlinks can be to save the form that would be awesome. This way
    the style would remain consistent across the form.
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    Kiran
    Answered on August 07, 2017 at 02:50 PM

    I am not sure if I understand your query correctly. Do you mean to redirect to another form/web page after submitting the form? If so, you may consider setting up the Thank you page using the option 'Redirect to External link'.

    Hope this information helps! Let us know if you are referring something different. We will be happy to help. 

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    ilqforms
    Answered on August 07, 2017 at 03:44 PM
    Hi Kiran,
    I mean if we can change the way how a button works? Let's say if I want to
    link it to an external page? I know I can hyperlink a text but what about a
    button?
    Also, a button is the only way to save a form?
    Best Regards,
    Abdullah Amir
    *Administrative Assistant*
    (974) 6601 6176
    P.O. BOX 12755, Doha, Qatar




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    Kiran
    Answered on August 07, 2017 at 04:12 PM

    Do you mean to display the link on the form as a button? If so, unfortunately, it is not possible since some of the HTML are not allowed to inject to the form due to security related issues. 

    Also, a button is the only way to save a form?

    Yes. If you want you may customize the button by using the Button Style in the field properties.

    Hope this information helps! 

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    ilqforms
    Answered on August 07, 2017 at 04:43 PM
    Hi Kiran,
    I wish that the form was more customizable :(
    Is it possible to have a similar design button? I just want to have similar
    design across the form.
    Best Regards,
    Abdullah Amir
    *Administrative Assistant*
    (974) 6601 6176
    P.O. BOX 12755, Doha, Qatar




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    BDAVID
    Answered on August 07, 2017 at 05:49 PM

    If you want to change your button's design, you could do it through the advanced designer, example: 

    Let us know if you need more help.

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    ilqforms
    Answered on August 08, 2017 at 03:43 AM
    Hi BDavid,
    Thanks for that :)
    I am not looking into changing the button design but what I am looking into
    is that if there's a way to save the form other than the save button? For
    example, a hyperlink to save the form?
    Thanks a lot.
    Best Regards,
    Abdullah Amir
    *Administrative Assistant*
    (974) 6601 6176
    P.O. BOX 12755, Doha, Qatar




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    Charlie
    Answered on August 08, 2017 at 04:36 AM

    Hi,

    I'm sorry but I'm also confused, you mentioned you want to have a consistent styling for the submit button but based on your last reply you want to change it's "functionality". 

    To better understand, I suggest we clear some terminologies first. 

    Submit button => This allows you or your user to make a submission on your form. The submission is the entry or the response when you fill out the form and click the submit button, this submission/entry will be saved directly in your JotForm account. 

     

    Now the confusion lies on this statement you have:

    "what I am looking into is that if there's a way to save the form other than the save button? For example, a hyperlink to save the form?"

    We're not sure what you meant by "save the form". Perhaps this example is what you are referring to:

    1. User fills out the form.

    2. User clicks a button and the submission can be PRINTED or SAVED as a file in the local computer. 

     

    Is the example above matches what you need? To better assist you, below are some features that we have, although I am not sure which one actually fits your need:

    "Thank You" page settings => Please check the "Thank You" page settings here: https://www.jotform.com/help/211-Setting-up-the-Thank-You-Page. It allows you to use either two options, a custom thank you message OR a redirect to another link. In the custom "Thank You" page, you can add a "PDF Link" that will allow your users to download a copy of their submission in PDF file. 

    Print button => If you want your users to print a copy of their submission or save it as a PDF file, then you can enable the print button for ease of use: https://www.jotform.com/help/24-Print-Button-on-Forms

    Save a copy of the submission and the uploaded files in a 3rd party service provider (ex. Google Drive, Dropbox, Box.com). You can find these options on this page: https://apps.jotform.com/category/file_sharing_and_storage. Or on your Settings->Integrations page in the form builder. 

     

    I hope that helps. 

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    ilqforms
    Answered on August 08, 2017 at 05:43 AM
    Hi Charlie,
    Apologies for the confusion. Let me clear it a little bit.
    1. The submit form button is the only way to submit a form or there's
    another way too?
    2. If submit form button is the only way to submit a form is it possible to
    create a button which looks like submit form button but has some other
    functionality? Like clicking on the button will take the user to another
    link.
    Thank a lot.
    Best Regards,
    Abdullah Amir
    *Administrative Assistant*
    (974) 6601 6176
    P.O. BOX 12755, Doha, Qatar




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    John_Benson
    Answered on August 08, 2017 at 08:39 AM

    Question #1: The submit form button is the only way to submit a form or there's another way too?

    You can use the Global Countdown widget to automatically submit the form or block from submitting the form. For more information, please visit this link: https://widgets.jotform.com/widget/global_countdown

     

    Question #2: If submit form button is the only way to submit a form is it possible to create a button which looks like submit form button but has some other functionality? Like clicking on the button will take the user to another link.

    You do not have to create additional Submit button to redirect the user to a different link. You can use a Conditional Logic to automatically change the link where the user wants to be redirected after clicking the Submit button. Here's the guide: https://www.jotform.com/help/317-Change-Thank-You-Page-URL-Based-on-a-Condition

    I also created a Demo Form which you can clone it to check the conditional settings I have created. Here's the Demo Form link: https://form.jotformpro.com/72193605705961

    To clone the Demo Form, please follow this guide: https://www.jotform.com/help/42-How-to-Clone-an-Existing-Form-from-a-URL

    Result:

    I hope that helps. If you need further assistance, please let us know.

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    ilqforms
    Answered on August 08, 2017 at 09:43 AM
    Hi John,
    Thanks a lot for answering my questions :)
    It's all clear now :)
    Best Regards,
    Abdullah Amir
    *Administrative Assistant*
    (974) 6601 6176
    P.O. BOX 12755, Doha, Qatar




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