how to close a google form at a certain time

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    slayz
    Asked on April 29, 2019 at 03:19 AM

    Hello, I run a photography business where I provide service to people usually for weddings and events. Our customers make appointment through forms that I created on google forms. What I'm specifically looking for a time limit on the form where I can put a deadline on. I was wondering if you can help me to do that on Google forms. Also, can you tell me if I can do this on jotform?

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    seven
    Answered on April 29, 2019 at 04:35 AM

    Hi,

    Google Forms does not offer an option to close submissions after a certain time. You can close submission to your Google Form only by using an add-on such as formlimiter which will allow you to disable submission on a certain date and time or set a maximum number of form responses.

    Unlike Google Forms, JotForm provides an built-in feature where you can close forms in much easier way. You can disable your form at a particular time or when a certain number of submissions is reached. I believe you can also benefit from additional features like payment integrations and e-signatures that will boost your photography business. These features allow you to collect payment for your photography sessions, let your customers sign the agreement, and disable from submission at a particular date and time. 

    First, let me tell you that we have many templates specifically designed for photography related usage such as wedding photography booking form and photography client agreement form. I will share the latter one here since you need forms to arrange appointments. 

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    In addition to tons of ready-to-use templates for specific purposes, JotForm allows form users to collect payments through payment gateways such as Paypal, Stripe, Square, etc. Moreover, you can add electronic signature field into your forms that will help you to create legally binding contracts with your customers. Once you create your form, you can share it through provided link or embed it to your website and disable it at a given time. Please visit our page to see why JotForm is the best Google Forms Alternative with its advanced features. 

    If you want to use our form templates, you can reach similar form templates through photography category. To use one of these templates and disable submission at a particular time, please follow these steps.

    1- Go to templates page and select "Photography Forms" from the left panel. 

    2- Choose a form to use.

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    3- Click on the "Use template".

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    4- You can use our payment integrations if you want to collect payment.

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    5- You can enable form users to sign your forms by using one of the e-signature widget.

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    6- To disable form users to make submissions, you can go to Settings>Form Settings>Form Status and select "disable on date". You can set a particular date and time as well as a warning message to be shown form users. You can also turn off your form when submissions reach at a particular number.

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    Please check out our guide to learn more on how to enable/disable your forms : https://www.jotform.com/help/180-How-to-Enable-Disable-a-Form

    If you need help, don't hesitate to contact us. 

     

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