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    How do I close a form so people know that they are no longer able to submit?

    Asked by loribella on September 24, 2011 at 12:53 PM

    We are using the forms as a sign-up tool for providing booth vendors for an event. There is a maximum number of booth vendors we can accommodate and we have reached the limit. I would like to "close" the form so that when someone goes to sign up it says "We're sorry, but registration is no longer available for this event".

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by liyam on September 24, 2011 at 03:36 PM

    Hello loribella,

    What you can do is disable the form.

    To disable a form:

    1.  Go to Setup & Embed tab
    2.  Click Preferences button
    3.  In the General Settings tab of the Preferences window, set the status to Disabled
    4.  Click Close Settings then save your form

    Unfortunately, you cannot modify the message of the disabled form.

    On the other hand, not sure if this will work for you. Insert a Free Text (HTML) field in your form and enter a code something like this:

    <div style="height: 500px; width: 500px; background: #fff; position: absolute; left: 0; top: 0; z-index: 1;">
    We're sorry, but registration is no longer available for this event
    </div>

    Just edit the height and the width to what the the actual size of your form is in your web page. You can change the color as well.

    To add a Free Text (HTML) field:

    1.  Go to Setup & Embed tab
    2.  On the left side of the Form Builder, under the Power Tools, double-click or drag the Free Text (HTML) tool into your form

    3.  Click on the free text field you inserted
    4.  Click the HTML button in the toolbar

    5.  Paste the HTML code that I posted above
    6.  Click OK then save your form

    If you need further assistance, please let us know.

    Thanks,

    Liyam

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    Answered by loribella on October 01, 2011 at 02:15 PM

    Wow! You're awesome. Thank you so much for your help!!!