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    How To Make the Timer Start After the Page Break

    Asked by samcantor on April 22, 2014 at 07:15 PM

    I'm currently using the "Fancy Timer" widget. My goal is to have it so when i start my form, I have a single question plus a soundcloud widget, which I've already set up and everything. Then after the page break and the viewer presses next, THEN the timer will start (not while people are answering stuff on the first page). The timer is on the second page, which is why I'm not sure how else to make it only start after pressing next for the next page. 

    Here's the form if it helps give you a visual: http://form.jotform.us/form/40315248480147?


    Thanks in advance,


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    Answered by Cesar on April 22, 2014 at 09:54 PM

    Apparently the function you are trying to achieve is not possible with this widget since it will start counting as soon as the form is loaded on your webpage.

    In any case I will raise a ticket to the Dev Team so that they may evaluate the possibility of making the timer start once it is actually displayed on the browser. Unfortunately I cannot promise this will be implemented nor can I provie an ETA on how long it will take for the Dev Team to answer this ticket. Once the Dev Team has any updaes on this, they will let us know through this thread. Thank you.

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    Answered by samcantor on April 22, 2014 at 09:55 PM

    Okay, sounds great thanks. Also, do you know of any current work arounds though or any other timer widgets that may do what I'm looking for?

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by NeilVicente on April 22, 2014 at 11:23 PM


    Widgets API does not have a provision for listening to page break events (i.e., moving from one page to another). Therefore, I am sorry to say but there is no workaround for your desired output.

    Again, sorry about that.