Can users save work on a form and come back to a form at a later time

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    kmachamer
    Asked on September 12, 2016 at 08:47 AM

    Hi,

     

    I have "continue forms later" enabled in settings, but what exactly does that mean? Will users have to click something in order to save their work?

     

    Thank you,

    Michelle

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    Boris
    Answered on September 12, 2016 at 10:23 AM

    Yes, they can continue filling out your form at a later date.

    1. The "Continue Forms Later" preference is an Auto-Fill option. Whatever your users are entering on your form is automatically saved locally in your user's web browser - inside a cookie. So long that your users do not delete their cookies, and they use the same web browser on the same computer to access your form, when they open the form again it will automatically fill in their previous answers from their browser cookies. That is the auto-fill saving option:

    https://www.jotform.com/help/227-How-to-Enable-Auto-Fill-Feature

    The Auto-Fill option depends that your users use the exact same browser on the exact same machine, and they do not clear out their browser cookies. This is because everything is saved on your user's end.

    2. We also have another method of continuing your forms at a latter date, though this one is a little more advanced to set up. The benefit is that it saves their partially filled data on our servers directly, so they can start filling out the form on one browser, and continue on another. This second method is a bit more complex to set up, and the following guide explains how to set it up:

    https://www.jotform.com/help/97-How-to-Save-Forms-and-Continue-Later

    If you need any further clarifications or assistance, please let us know. Thank you.