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    Using the save and continue later feature

    Asked by mreade on February 23, 2016 at 04:12 PM


    I have a long application form so it would be really useful to use the "save and continue later" feature:


    However, I need the person who is filling out the form to be able to see the whole form in one go rather than have it divided into pages.  The forms also contains a large number of compulsory fields so having it divided into pages would not be practical when I want people to be able to see the whole form.

    Is there any alternative to the "save and continue later" feature?  Perhaps the auto fill feature to prevent people accidentally loosing their entries?

    Thanks,  Michael 

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by david on February 23, 2016 at 06:27 PM

    Instead of using the save and continue feature, you could include an edit submission link in an email autoresponder:


    This would allow users to submit the form and return later via the link to update their submission.  This method does not require a multi page form.

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    Answered by mreade on February 25, 2016 at 11:45 AM
    Hello, thanks. I think this could be a solution.
    Is it possible to distinguish between people who have filled out only part of the form and wish to complete it later and those who are ready to submit the whole form?
    My form is for academics who want to make a grant application. At the moment people get the same on screen message regardless of if they are simply editing their submission or submitting their application.
    Thanks for your help, Michael
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    Answered by david on February 25, 2016 at 01:04 PM

    You could add a field to your form and have the options allow for choosing initial submission or a form edit.  It would require users to change the field when they make an edit.  You could then have a conditional thank you page:


    One shown for initial submission and one shown for edits.

    There is no way to automatically distinguish between when a submission is being edited or initially submitted.