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    Making a form READ ONLY - would this workaround work?

    Asked by guineapigme on December 31, 2014 at 12:18 PM

    I would like to generate a readonly version of a filled in form.


    If I added a conditional logic piece such that if a field is altered to a certain value, then HIDE THE  SUBMIT button.

    Would this make the form effectively viewable (although people could play with the form) but not updatable?


    Also, could I self-reference the field I would fill in to generate this condition?  That is, if field A is XXXX, then hide field A.  Would this make the field disappear real time?


    I am looking for some easy type of workaround to provide a read only view of my form.   Because the pdf versions change formatting they are not the best view for my users.

    A mode feature that would allow a inoperable (filled out version) of a form would be VERY helpful.   




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    JotForm Support

    Answered by BDAVID on December 31, 2014 at 02:56 PM

    If you will hide the submit button if a field is altered, it would be better if you just make the field ready only, simply follow this steps:

    1) Right click on the field

    2) Click on the gear icon

    3) Click on Show Properties

    4) Set the Ready-only property to "Yes"

    On regards of hiding a field, that is possible it will hide in real time if you set a condition like this:

    See example here: http://form.jotform.co/form/43644999528878

    Let us know if you need more help, we will be glad to assist you.