Is there a way for me to save my form outside JotForm?

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    Asked on December 03, 2017 at 11:50 AM

    Hello, can i keep a template of a form that I create on my personal drive? Perhaps in a PDF form?

    I realized that the coding is going to be exclusive to jotform, and I am really happy with Jotform at the moment (as well as for the next two years, hopefully, as I signed up for the two year program), and yet I have seen companies make big changes before, which did not align with my business model.

    Thank you very much for your help!

    Timothy Givan

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    Answered on December 03, 2017 at 03:46 PM

    Hello Timothy - To clarify, a template is something that is shared with the public. When you share a form as a template, it will undergo a review from the concerned team and upon approval, will be shared as a template in our Templates Gallery.

    I guess your ultimate goal is to have your own copy of your form, outside JotForm, in case you decide to cancel/delete your account with us in the future.

    I'm afraid that won't work because in the end, all submissions are processed by our own servers. Yes, you can have a copy of your form but only for UI (design/layout) purposes. My best recommendation to have an actual copy of your form is to download its entire Full Source code.

    You can either copy the codes alone, or download all the resources/files used on your form.

    Complete guide: How-to-get-the-Full-Source-Code-of-your-Form 

    Nonetheless, if you prefer a PDF copy, a simpler approach is to open your form in Chrome > hit CTRL+P on your keyboard > once the print dialogue comes up, save your print file as a PDF.

    Related online article: Save-a-Web-Page-as-a-PDF-in-Google-Chrome