How to save locally the form submission without using the internet

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    Hido 
    Asked on August 29, 2017 at 11:28 AM

    Hello everyone,

    I'm trying to write a form which will work offline so I noticed that all the required files are on my local machine and the only time that I need an Internet connection is on submission.  

    Is there a way which I could save the filled data into a file on my computer without accessing the network?

    My form has several pages ( 30 pages ) each page has 1 question and I want all the answer saved in my computer.

    I'm feeling that form only in my computer so I don't need it to be published for other users

    Thanks and have a nice day.

     

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    david
    Answered on August 29, 2017 at 12:07 PM

    We offer fillable PDF forms:

    https://www.jotform.com/help/312-Fillable-PDF-Everything-you-need-to-know-about-JotForm-Fillable-PDF-Creator

    But it is not currently possible to create fillable PDF forms from the new form layout.  In order to use fillable PDF forms, you would need to disable the new form layout from the account settings page:

    https://www.jotform.com/myaccount/settings

    Once the new form layout is disabled, create a new form.  The new form using the old layout will allow for creating a fillable PDF copy.  Fillable PDF copies can be filled out offline and then submitted when a connecting is present. 

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    hidodt
    Answered on August 29, 2017 at 12:12 PM

    I have a problem with the fillable PDF forms.

    I can't let the people who answer the form to see the next question without having the answer to the current question and in the PDF form they can easily scroll a bit down and see the next questions.

    Is there a way to solve that?

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    david
    Answered on August 29, 2017 at 12:18 PM

    In the fillable PDF version, there is no way to have the form load a single page at a time.  Fillable PDF forms are quite limited in functionality compared to web forms.

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    hidodt
    Answered on August 29, 2017 at 12:20 PM

    So how can I save the textarea in local file and after the person who answers the form finished, open the file and see the answers ?

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    david
    Answered on August 29, 2017 at 12:22 PM

    You would need to create a fillable PDF form and send them the file.  They would need to fill it out and then send the file back to you.  There is no way to have the file stored locally on your computer and have someone fill it out from another location.