Is there an offline functionality for JotForm?

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    CollectiveEssence
    Asked on April 18, 2018 at 01:02 PM

    Is there an offline functionality for Jot?

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    Jim_R
    Answered on April 18, 2018 at 01:55 PM

    If your aim is to allow users to submit your forms offline, then no, that can't be done. An active connection to the internet will always be required to submit a form.

    On the other hand, if you're asking whether you can build forms while not connected to the internet, then yes, our FORM BUILDER sports an offline feature where you can continue making changes even while offline. As soon as you connect to the internet, the form builder will automatically upload all your changes.

    In case we misunderstood, kindly get back to us with more info and a better description of what you're trying to achieve so we can better assist you.

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    CollectiveEssence
    Answered on April 19, 2018 at 10:43 AM
    Thank you , yes, that's what I was asking... if a user could either submit
    a form offline, or if they filled it out offline, if there was a function
    that allowed it to capture the submission and then upload when an active
    connection was available.
    Thanks.
    ...
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    david
    Answered on April 19, 2018 at 12:17 PM

    Basic forms can be converted to fillable PDF format:

    https://www.jotform.com/help/312-JotForm-Fillable-PDF-Creator-with-All-Points

    Fillable PDF forms can be filled in offline, then submitted when an internet connection is present.  They are much more limited that web forms in functionality, but can be used in times where a solid internet connection is not available.

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    lcmsbbnc
    Answered on April 26, 2018 at 11:50 AM

    What happens if a person clicks the submit button if they aren't online?  Do they get an error?

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    Jim_R
    Answered on April 26, 2018 at 12:11 PM

    If there's no internet connection, they still won't be able to submit it even in PDF format. The idea is that the form (any form even built outside JotForm) will never be submitted online unless the respondent is connected to the internet.