how to close a google form

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    Florance Harmon 
    Asked on June 18, 2019 at 08:25 AM

    Hey Jotform, 

    We're organizing a state-wide photography contest in Wyoming. Mostly landscape photographs will compete and the winner will get cash and photography equipment as winning prize. People will upload their photos on a form with some basic information on who they are, email, etc. But we want to be strict on timing. No more submissions as of a particular date and time. We're using Google Form generally but I haven't done any complicated stuff until now. I don't know how to disable form. I was hoping you can help me with that. You can also tell me if we can do this on jotform as well. 

    Have a nice day,

    Florance Harmon

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    seven
    Answered on June 18, 2019 at 10:33 AM

    Hi Florence,

    You can disable your Google Form by clicking on "Responses" and unchecking "Accepting Responses" button. Jotform provides more advanced features in terms of disabling forms. In addition to one-click disabling feature, you can also turn it off at a particular time or when a certain number of forms are submitted. If you're strict about timing and would like to set a due date on the contest application, all you need to do is to set a date and time and your forms will no longer accept submission. Also, if you have a quota on the total number of applications, say 1000, you can disable your form when the number of applications reach at 1000. 

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    Unlike Google Forms, you can also collect e-signatures with your forms in addition to advanced disabling features. Jotform widgets will help you to have a smooth pen experiences and get more accurate signatures in your online forms. We have several signature widgets such as Smooth Signature and Adobe Sign. I believe this is a practical feature that can be used in contest organization where you need to have a legally binding contracts since you're collecting photos from participants. If you want to get more information on our advanced features, please visit our page to see why Jotform is the best Google Forms alternative.

    We have many templates created for specific purposes. You can pick one of them to use or just create a new one depending on your needs. In order to close your form submissions, you can follow these steps; 

    1- Create a form or choose one from the related categories. Let me share one with you: https://www.jotform.com/form-templates/photo-contest-entry-form

    2- You can add a signature widget from the "Widgets" tab. 

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    3- Once you publish the form and people have filled it out, you can turn it off by going to "Settings" and selecting "Disable" from the "Form Status" menu. 

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    4- If you want to disable it at a particular time, pick "Disable on date" option and set the date and time. 

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    5- You can also turn it off when a certain number of form submission is reached. Just select "Disable on submission limit" and set the limit. 

    I hope this will help you. Don't hesitate to contact us if you have more questions. 

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