How to copy a page from one form to another?

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    rwaldenjr
    Asked on September 10, 2017 at 09:40 PM

    I've Cloned forms within my account, and then modified them to create different forms. I've also used the Field Manager app to copy elements between forms. (Btw, you guys need to do a better job of promoting that app, or maybe even include it in the JotForm platform by default. Its such a great time saver! I struggled for weeks cloning forms and manually adjusting elements before I learned about the Field Manager app.)

    However, there are two big problems with both of those methods. First, while Field Manager is easy to use, the default seems to be for the copied elements to automatically drop to the bottom of the new form. Then you have to painstakingly drag it up to where it needs to go. And, the list doesn't automatically scroll up. Is there a way to Drag & Drop the element(s) to wherever you wish to place them in the new form. (If not, please submit that as an upgrade suggestion!)

    And secondly, cloning a form is a labor intensive means of copying a single page or group of pages in a large account. As stated elsewhere in the Forum, copying elements does not copy conditions, nor does it necessarily copy formatting. After going to all the trouble of setting up a page the way you want it, there are times when you'd like to reuse it in other forms just the way it is, without having to rebuild it all over again; e.g., registration pages, etc.? Is there a way to copy a page in its entirety from one form to another, including all formatting and conditions? (Again, if that's not possible at this time, please forward that to your development team as a future upgrade suggestion.)

    Thanks!

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    John_Benson
    Answered on September 11, 2017 at 02:02 AM

    We will be addressing your second issue to this thread: https://www.jotform.com/answers/1244040

    First, while Field Manager is easy to use, the default seems to be for the copied elements to automatically drop to the bottom of the new form. Then you have to painstakingly drag it up to where it needs to go. And, the list doesn't automatically scroll up. Is there a way to Drag & Drop the element(s) to wherever you wish to place them in the new form. (If not, please submit that as an upgrade suggestion!)

    After using the Field Manager app, I suggest to use our Form Builder to drag and drop the copied fields than using the Field Manager app window. Here's how to manage multiple fields: https://www.jotform.com/help/242-How-to-Manage-Multiple-Fields

    I will escalate your request to our developers. We will contact you again on this thread if we have an update.

    Thank you.

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    rwaldenjr
    Answered on September 11, 2017 at 03:14 PM

    Thanks John! That's one of the ways I've been doing it. Actually, I don't find it any easier to use
    Form Builder than dragging them in Field Manager, other than the ability to clearly see what you're dragging and where you're placing the items(s). Looking forward to them making some improvements to Drag and Place in Field Manger!
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    Kevin_G
    Answered on September 11, 2017 at 04:06 PM

    @rwaldenjr, 

    In order to better assist you, I have moved your last reply to a different thread, we will assist you as soon as possible here: https://www.jotform.com/answers/1244691 

    Thanks.