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    To publish or not to publish? Can the form be updated?

    Asked by ollitempleuniversity on November 01, 2016 at 03:57 PM

    Hello, can you let us know what some of the reasons would be to publish a form? It seems as if the link works fine for those who do not have/use Jotform. Can you explain the publishing feature?

     

    Also, we currently are using Jotform for event rsvps. Each rsvp must drop off or mail a check to our office. Is there a way update the excel spreadsheet with check numbers as the checks come in? Or will we have to keep a separate list? 

     

    Thanks!! 

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    Answered by Jim_R on November 01, 2016 at 10:41 PM

    Hello, can you let us know what some of the reasons would be to publish a form? It seems as if the link works fine for those who do not have/use Jotform. Can you explain the publishing feature?

    The main goal of publishing a form is for you to be able to embed it on a page/website that you own. (e.g. if you have a page named https://mywebsite.com/orderform/ then it's way better to embed the form on that page rather than giving the Form URL to your users/respondents).

    If you don't have a website/page or if you don't intend to embed your form, then you won't need to publish it.

    Also, we currently are using Jotform for event rsvps. Each rsvp must drop off or mail a check to our office. Is there a way update the excel spreadsheet with check numbers as the checks come in? Or will we have to keep a separate list?

    Since we aim to stick with 1 question/issue per thread, I have moved this question to a separate thread https://www.jotform.com/answers/978672 We'll have it addressed there shortly.