Is there a way of keeping a user's selections on the form selected even if they leave the page?

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    bbest
    Asked on September 15, 2011 at 04:47 PM

    Hi there,

    Is there a way of keeping a user's selections on the form selected if they leave the page, so that if they return to the form they return to their part-filled in form. I think I've seen it done before, is it something to do with cookies in a session in the js?

    It's just in case a user decides to browse the site further whilst having already filled in part of their form - would be a bit annoying if they had to do it all again on their return.

    Any help on this would be most appreciated.

    Many thanks,

    Beckie

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    NeilVicente
    Answered on September 15, 2011 at 05:16 PM

    Hello Beckie,

    We have a solution in place for this - http://www.jotform.com/help/97-How-to-Save-Forms-to-Continue-Later

    However, it only works for forms with page breaks. The page break buttons trigger the saving of the partially entered information to a "session".

    Also, I personally have not tested if it would work in a form embedded using full source code. You are free to test it for yourself. We'd love to hear how it works for you.


    Neil

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    bbest
    Answered on September 17, 2011 at 02:39 PM

    Hi Neil,

    The solution is great for another form I have, but I was hoping for something far more simple than that. I found something called jstorage which is the kind of thing I'm after, but I have no idea how to implement it. Have you heard of it, and if so any ideas how I could use it?

    Many thanks,

    Beckie

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    NeilVicente
    Answered on September 18, 2011 at 11:15 AM

    Beckie,

    I am sorry but I have not heard of it yet. After googling for it though, I found out that it is a JavaScript plugin that can store entered data on the user's browser.

    Sadly, I have no idea how it works or how to use it.


    Neil

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    bbest
    Answered on September 19, 2011 at 05:26 AM

    Hi Neil,

    I shall keep searching!

    Many thanks for checking, very much appreciated!

    Beckie