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    How to test form as a user

    Asked by salamone on July 12, 2016 at 06:33 PM
    Also, is there any way to submit the form and see how it will look if a customer fills it out?
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    JotForm Support

    Answered by Mike on July 12, 2016 at 06:45 PM

    To test the form go to:

    Preview > Open in New Tab

    Then, submit the form which was loaded in the new tab. It will be identical to the form user submissions (unless you have embedded the form on your web page).

    If you need any further assistance on this, please let us know.

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    Answered by Teresa on July 12, 2016 at 06:49 PM

    Yes, I did embed the form into a web site.  So my question remains, is there any way to test the form to see how it would look when submitted from the web site?  

     

    But suppose I just went to preview and then open in new tab, and then hit submit, will I get a copy of the form that I created?  Is there any way to fill it out and submit it as a test?

     

    All I want to know is what this form will look like when a customer fills it out and sends it in.  Not sure whether your answer was intended to address that question.  Is there something different about the form when it's added to a web site?

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by Mike on July 12, 2016 at 08:38 PM

    Yes, I did embed the form into a web site.  So my question remains, is there any way to test the form to see how it would look when submitted from the web site?  

    If the form is embedded on the web page, the best way to test it is just to submit the form on your web page.

    But suppose I just went to preview and then open in new tab, and then hit submit, will I get a copy of the form that I created? 

    Yes, any form submission will save a form entry.

    Is there any way to fill it out and submit it as a test?

    We do not have a special test mode, so you can submit your form as a test.

    Is there something different about the form when it's added to a web site?

    There might be cases where submissions by direct form URL and embedded version of the form are handled differently. This is why if the form is embedded, you should try to submit it on your web site at least once to make sure that everything is working as expected.

    Thank you.