How can form fillers save information to finish later?

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    Asked on June 17, 2015 at 08:44 AM

    In FormsCentral I was able to add a "save" button within the form so that the people filling out the form could save their entry and come back to it later to finish. How can I do this with JotForm?

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    Answered on June 17, 2015 at 09:02 AM

    Hello, and welcome to JotForm.

    In JotForm, we have several ways to achieve this goal.

    1. Our main method is to follow our guide on how-to-save-forms-to-continue-later, which is a little involved in setting it up. You will need to set up two forms - the first one that will capture your user's email address, and send them their information for continuing their submission.

    The second one will be your main form, and it needs to be a multi-page form - it needs to have Page Breaks. The benefit of this method is that the submitted data is saved on JotForm servers, and so the user can start filling out a form in internet Explorer at work, continue filling it out in Chrome on their Mobile Phone, and finish it up at home in Firefox. This method works across devices and browsers.

    The downside is that this method is a bit involved, you need two forms to make it work, and your second / main form needs to have Page Breaks.

    2. We have another, much simpler method, called the Auto-Fill-Feature. This method is seamless to the user, and it stores data instantly as it is entered into the form. The data is saved in the browser local storage (cookies), which allows it to be so fast and seamless, but also ties it to continuing their submission on the same machine, in the same browser.

    Benefits of this method are that it is very fast, requires no effort on the side of your user, and requires you only to enable this option in order to have it active. The downside is that, if the user clears their cookies, or if they use a different browser, they can't continue filling the form - they must start fresh.

    Please let us know if you need any further clarifications regarding this, we will be happy to assist.

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    Answered on June 17, 2015 at 09:59 AM

    Thank you for your quick response! Tedious, but it seems to work just fine.