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    How do I remove the return (Enter) feature to submit a form before it finishes?

    Asked by loganbench on August 16, 2011 at 04:26 PM

    I have created a employee application form and when you enter text in a field and press enter it automatically submits the application before you are finished. I have required fields and it allows you to submit when nothing is entered. How do I fix this?

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by abajan on August 16, 2011 at 10:07 PM

    Hi loganbench

    Thanks for your query. Although I realize it is small comfort, a search of the Internet will reveal fair quickly that this is one of the annoyances with forms in general, not just ours. Nevertheless, there are solutions (sort of). Please see the following threads:



    Please let us know if we may assist you further.


    ~ Wayne

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    Answered by mytntboom on January 10, 2012 at 01:40 AM

    1 example was to make the fields required... is there a way to make the sumbit button a required field?

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    Answered by abajan on January 10, 2012 at 02:02 AM

    No because once the button has been clicked it has been used. However, you can use conditional logic to hide the button until some or all of the fields are filled. Have a look at this simple example that has the following condition attached:

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    Answered by mytntboom on January 10, 2012 at 02:03 AM

    Thanks, but then then all they have to is hit "enter"  which I am trying to avoid.

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    Answered by idarktech on January 10, 2012 at 04:28 AM


    Sorry but there's no quick and easier solution for that. Please take a look at my colleagues post above for workarounds.

    If you're having any difficulties with it just let us know so that we can further assist you. Thank you for using JotForm!