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    How can I see the text in the text box when I preview my form?

    Asked by Natalia on July 07, 2011 at 01:43 PM

    I have a text box in my form.  When I type in my information and then save it, it does not appear in the form anymore.  When I preview it, the text information is missing.

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by NeilVicente on July 07, 2011 at 08:01 PM

    Hi Natalia,

    A default value for a text box cannot be saved by typing in the text box itself. To set a default value to a text box or a text area, click on the field then click the Default Value button in the toolbar.

    Type in the information, click OK then save your form.

    Hope this helps.


    Neil