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    HOW CAN I PRINT A COPY OF MY FORM BEFORE I SUBMIT IT?

    Asked by romerosmexicoservice on January 23, 2011 at 12:03 AM
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    JotForm Support

    Answered by abajan on January 23, 2011 at 04:35 AM

    The simplest way is to include the Print Form button in your form:

    Log in to your JotForm account and click the Edit icon for the form in which you wish to include that button After the form loads, click anywhere within the submit button's field In the toolbar above the form, click the printer icon (you should now see a Print Form button next to the submit button Save the change if it has not already been auto saved. (See this illustration which uses one of my own forms as an example)

    Now to test it:

    Go to your form's URL, complete its fields and click Print Form. Choose the printer you wish to use and print the form.

     

    With the exception of what to my mind is the unnecessary inclusion of the CAPTCHA field, the printed output is very good. However, I think it would be better if the print button were placed to the left of the submit button or above it because printing would be done before submission.

    It would also be nice if the submit button area had an option to include sub label text and/or hover text like some of the other types of fields. Presently, the Free Text (HTML) power tool can be used to place text below that area but to me it would be better if there was a sub label and/or hint text option. Why would I want to place text under the submit button? Well, even though that button clearly states "Please wait..." while submissions are being processed, some users may still close the browser window or tab or go to another page before the process has been completed. I just want to emphasize to users the importance of not leaving the page until they see confirmation that the form has been successfully submitted.

    LOL romeromexicoservice, I just discovered that your question was already answered here.

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    JotForm Founder

    Answered by aytekin on January 24, 2011 at 08:46 AM

    Great answer Abajan! My answer should link to yours, not the other way around. :)

    Thank you.