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    Help, I Really Don't Know How To Do This

    Asked by newbcf1 on September 07, 2011 at 07:16 PM

    1) How do I use the page break feature? How do I edit my next page? I really don't see the sense in it. Help?


    2) How do I use the Hidden Box feature? What's it for if the person filling the form can't see it, why do have to title it, too?


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    Answered by englipediaES on September 07, 2011 at 09:08 PM

    I'm just a jotform user, but first of all I'm not convinced huge colorful font with an even bigger image of a face is needed. Too goddy and distracting. Onto your answers...


    1. PAGE BREAK: Simply click and drag that feature into your form wherever you want the break. You won't physically see it from the building side of the form, but when you Preview your form it will be there.

    2. HIDDEN BOX: I would use this feature if you want to mark forms for YOUR reference. For example, I run an English educational website. I teach everything from elementary school to high school. My site is basically a collection of educational games ranging from ES to HS. On my site, I use Jotform forms to allow teachers to submit various teaching activities to my site. I don't use the Hidden Box feature but I COULD use it if I wanted to invisibly label the forms ES, JHS or HS. These would be invisible labels that submitter couldn't see, but that I could see when I receive a form to quickly and easily tell me where to sort the submission I just receive.

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    Answered by brx250 on September 07, 2011 at 11:31 PM

    Hi there,

    Very well explained englipediaES! Hidden boxes are usually used to store information that you wouldn't want the user to see. One good application is adding additional security to your forms. You add a hidden box then populate it with a default value that no one else knows. This way if someone tries to spoof or clone your form you can verify if it is authentic or not. The data is hidden from plain sight so if you get a submission with an inaccurate or invalid value, you'll know. While Page Breaks are used to split the form, especially long forms, into parts for a better viewing experience on behalf of your users.


    For further information and usage of the said fields, you may also try reading through these threads:




    I've also attached here a link where you can have the general description of all of JotForm's fields.


    Hope this helps. If you have any other questions, please feel free to contact us again. Our team will be more than happy to assist you with anything.

    Thank you for using JotForm.


    Albert  | JotForm Support

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    Answered by newbcf1 on September 09, 2011 at 02:47 PM

    Okay just answer my question and just read it no need for the mentioning the big blue font and picture, I can pretty much do what I want. :)


    [not trying to start an arguemnt D:]

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    Answered by brx250 on September 09, 2011 at 11:08 PM

    Hi there,

    We're glad you've find how to sort things out already. If you still have other issues and concerns, you are more than welcome to visit our forum again and post a message anytime.

    Thank you for using JotForm!



    Albert  | JotForm Support



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    Answered by abajan on September 09, 2011 at 11:26 PM

    Hi newbcf1

    The only real issue I see with your first post in the thread is that it deals with more than one topic. Otherwise, it's fine. The world would be quite boring without variety and while some may find your style distracting, I just find it rather amusing :)

    Welcome to JotForm!

    ~ Wayne