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    How do I add additional navigation options to a form (other than back and next)

    Asked by mike on April 28, 2012 at 05:41 PM

    I have a very long form that I broke up with page breaks. The back and next buttons work perfectly, but I want to navigate to different sections in the form.  For example, id like the user to be able to go from the first page (introductory info entry) to any other major section of the form.  I tried using anchors and buttons but to my confused surprise I could not navigate to anchors.

    Ideally, id like to have a ribbon of buttons at the bottom that look like the back and next and allow navigation to any section of the form.  I know some HTML and CSS but I cant figure out how the back and next buttons actually work to navigate.

    I think jotform is one of the most impressive software tools available on the web.  It is the rare tool that I would actually want to pay for if there were just a few upgrades (this issue and ability to specifically name form elements).

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    Answered by pinoytech on April 28, 2012 at 05:52 PM


    The other way that I could suggest you aside of using Page Break to navigate other page is Conditional Logic on Forms. Here's the guide on how to use Conditional method: http://www.jotform.com/help/57-Conditional-Logic-on-Forms

    Hope this helpful and informative.

    Thank you for using JotForm!

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    Answered by Mshamblott on April 28, 2012 at 08:40 PM

    I like the pagebreak design.  I'm having trouble with exactly how it is implemented.  What I want is to jump from one page (defined by a page break --------form content--------pagebreak) to another.  I tried jumping to the desired section using anchors but I cant seem to get it to work.  I also tried to find out how the back and next buttons work.  I can find the CSS style info but not any reason for why the buttons work.  Im sure its my lack of coding skill.

    here is what I want to do:


    page break

    section I

    back/next/section 2/section 3/section 4 buttons


    section 2

    back/next/section 2/section 3/section 4 buttons

    page break

    section 3

    back/next/section 2/section 3/section 4 buttons

    page break

    section 4

    back/next/section 2/section 3/section 4 buttons

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by liyam on April 29, 2012 at 12:40 AM

    Skipping pages using URLs or anchors are not possible as of yet.  Although this seems to be a good addition to the features of JotForm in the coming future, so I will submit a request to the development team for this. 

    Unfortunately, I cannot assure you that this more advanced paging feature can get implemented anytime soon as our developers are pretty busy working with the list of features that are already in the pipeline.  But rest assured, once this feature gets implemented, we'll sure to let you know.

    Thank you for your support and understanding.

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    Answered by cheekyface on July 23, 2012 at 11:55 PM

    Being able to use logic (and link to pages) on buttons would be great!

    I would just like to be able to use buttons instead of option fields at times to make it look more like a web page with functioning links.

    So for example instead of having to show or hide a page based on a YES or NO answer, the user would be taken to the relevant page upon clicking on the button with YES or NO on it.