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    Feature Request: Separate button for saving changes to live form

    Asked by shetani on August 04, 2016 at 12:31 PM


    I'm wondering if it would be possible to make a button for publishing changes to a live form which would be separate from the current Save/Autosave button.

    Actually I'm not a fan of the autosave feature at all, but I'm sure a lot of people find it useful. I've had issues with it more than once because I can't make all changes within the few seconds/minutes until next autosave and auto-publish happens.

    Disabling the form while making changes is also not an option because most people will not "try again later".

    My latest problem was that I added a widget to the form for testing, and after realizing it doesn't work, I just closed the form. At that particular moment, I forgot that even though I didn't click a "Save" or "Publish" button, my changes were already live. For about 7 hours until I was contacted by users, users were unable to submit the form which caused quite a lot of frustration for them.

    So would it be possible to:

    (1) change the functionality of the autosave button so that it only autosaves a draft, and then have a separate button for applying the changes on the live form when I'm done?

    (2) or, could I have the option to temporarily disable the autosave feature?


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    Answered by Irshad on August 04, 2016 at 02:18 PM

    We apologies for the inconvenience. Actually disabling Auto save feature is already exist in the system.

    Please check the article on below URL, which explains how to enable or disable Auto save feature:


    If you need further assistance, feel free to revert back.

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    Answered by shetani on August 04, 2016 at 02:24 PM

    Wow - I'm sorry for not noticing it. After a few months of working with JotForm, I've never thought or right-clicking the form.


    Thank you so much!


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    Answered by Irshad on August 04, 2016 at 03:10 PM

    You are most welcome. If you need further assistance, feel free to revert back.