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    Form Designer Tool: Unable to see hidden fields in the design mode

    Asked by commercialkings on September 29, 2016 at 12:38 PM

    Thanks for your response, but this now leads me to a new issue. When I pull up designer, I can't even see the fields I want to edit. 


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    JotForm Support

    Answered by Charlie on September 29, 2016 at 02:23 PM

    I believe the fields set to hidden or those conditionally hidden will not be displayed in the Form Designer Tool. Here's an example test form I made:

    Here you can see I have an address field that is set by default to hidden.

    In the form designer tool, it won't show up. 


    Same cases for those fields that are conditionally hidden.


    I believe this is somewhat a bug or a design flaw. The fields displayed in the Form builder should also be displayed in the Form Designer Tool to further design the hidden fields without requiring them to be unhidden. 

    I will forward this to our developers to have it checked. Apologies for the inconvenience. For the meantime, you might need to disable or un-hide them first if you are designing them in the Form Designer Tool.

    Apologies for the inconvenience.