Is there a mechanism for offline use and submission once internet access is gained?

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    Ariley
    Asked on July 28, 2011 at 04:24 PM

    If we are in an area that has a poor connection, are we able to still enter information into an offline format and submit later?

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    NeilVicente
    Answered on July 28, 2011 at 04:32 PM

    Hi,

    Unfortunately no, that is not possible. HTML forms are viewed under a browser and gets submitted to a server. There is no way for forms to save entered information temporarily and then submitted later when connection is resumed

    There might be browser add-ons built specifically for that feature (I'm not sure), but Jotform itself does not and can never have that mechanism. HTML forms do not work that way, sorry.

    Hope I was able to shed some light into your question. Feel free to contact us again if there's anything else. Thanks!


    Neil

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    Ariley
    Answered on July 28, 2011 at 04:48 PM

    Is it possible to use offline at all?  We can pdf the data ourselves.

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    NeilVicente
    Answered on July 28, 2011 at 05:00 PM

    You can upload the pdf's into a form with a file upload field, but the data will remain in pdf format. There is no way to automatically convert the data into a format used by the form's database. It will just show up in the submissions page as a link to the pdf file.