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    Our applicants are calling to ask if there is a way for them to save the form once they have started filling it out.

    Asked by nancytorrison on March 20, 2014 at 10:18 AM

    A Lot of universities have assistants fill out the form, then the physicians go back and proof them. How do they save the form once they have started filling it out?

    Page URL:
    http://form.jotformpro.com/form/40135633801950

    fill then and
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    JotForm Support

    Answered by ashwin_d on March 20, 2014 at 11:33 AM

    Hello nancytorrison,

    There are actually multiple option to achieve your requirement:

    1. If you want to save the input data on your browser: You can take advantage of our "Auto Fill" feature where the data will be saved immediately as you input. You can close the browser and when you reload the form, you will see the input data intact. The following guide should help you achieve your requirement:  http://www.jotform.com/help/227-How-to-Enable-Auto-Fill-Feature-Save-Form-Entries-to-Continue-Later

    2. Save the input data in server session: You can take advantage of this feature that saves the forms for each unique user and for each page the form is filled. That way your users will be able to continue to fill out your forms whenever they are available. The following guide should help you achieve your requirement: http://www.jotform.com/help/97-How-to-Save-Forms-to-Continue-Later

    Hope this helps.

    Do get back to us if you have any questions.

    Thank you!

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    Answered by nancytorrison on March 20, 2014 at 03:40 PM
    This doesn't work for the people who are filling in the form and not ready
    to submit.
    Please send me instructions for people who are filling in our form and
    would like to save their work, then continue later.
    Thanks,
    Nancy
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    JotForm Support

    Answered by Welvin on March 20, 2014 at 05:38 PM

    Hi Nancy,

    That is the correct function that would accomplish your requirements. Two methods: using our feature by enabling it from the form settings and using the workaround by using two forms.

    Perhaps, there something wrong in your settings that prevent it from working? Can you give us any form and what is your current method?

    Thank you.

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by Welvin on March 20, 2014 at 05:39 PM

    I'm sorry, I just noticed your second thread about this function: http://www.jotform.com/answers/350183-Our-users-want-to-be-able-to-save-the-form-and-return-to-it-later#0. We'll be sending our reply in a few minutes.

    Thanks