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Create Forms Faster: Templates for Your Forms

January 27, 2011
Hello Friends! No, this is not a new feature announcement. Sometimes, all you need to do is to combine tiny bits of functionality to come up with your own features. JotForm users are especially great at this. We have seen it on Inject Custom CSS. We thought that adding custom CSS code would be a feature for only most advanced users. But, to our amazement, as soon as we released it JotFormers started building amazing things using this features.

If you are like all other JotForm users, you are probably very busy with your web site or business. You need that form yesterday.

That’s why we always ask ourselves two questions:
1. How can we make things simpler? So that our users do not waste time on confusion.
2. How can we make things faster?

One of our users has come up with a great way to speed up the time it takes to create forms. Today, I wanted to share his recipe with all.

1. Create a “Templates” folder
This folder will hold the templates we will create. Open your My Forms page, click on “New Folder” button on the toolbar.



2. Create a New Template Form
Next, create a new form and make all of the changes you usually do on your forms.
- Change the Form Theme,
- Add your Logo to the top of the form,
- Customize style such as background color, font type etc.
- Setup Emails,
- Setup Thank You page,
- If you have common questions on all of your forms, add these questions.

You get the idea. If you need to do something when you create a new form, do it now.




3. That’s All. Your template is ready to be served.
When you need to create a new form, just right click on one of your templates and select “Clone Form”.




I hope this will help you save time in the future. If you have similar time-saving tips please feel free to share with us below.


25 Comments...


   
reggie368 (January 30, 2011 at 03:20 AM)

It looks great ! I have to try it ! :)


   
rubendelcastillo (January 31, 2011 at 05:01 AM)

I am Peruvian:
I have no idea of computers! but I have understood you, thank you ...
I do not speak English, but this video helped me a lot of you tube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2OMACZoCTIY&feature=related) but would be good to update the video in Spanish (for the graph ...) ps. Ringtone = google


   
GeorgeLJohnson (January 31, 2011 at 09:27 AM)

Thank You for the much needed help I'm a jr to creating forms but can follow good instruction very well your company is very good at let us show you.


   
Flori (February 01, 2011 at 08:32 PM)

;)


   
resco7 (February 04, 2011 at 03:17 PM)

JotForm is a great product! I have test it for free and it works amazingly. I have installed forms in youtube (clicking in a link) and Facebook (using FBML) and they work great for getting leads. So, now that I started to generate sales from those leads I don't mind paying for it.


   
crosser (February 06, 2011 at 11:25 AM)

cool


   
partor (February 15, 2011 at 08:17 AM)

Super Site !

perfect !!!


   
colormesocial (February 16, 2011 at 06:46 PM)

Lol!! I just sent a question to the support desk and then found this discussion thread that completely answered my question:-) I'm really loving JotForm!


   
Ken Jansen (February 21, 2011 at 07:30 PM)

Thank you this is great stuff. I am excited to try out my first form with your program. All the best.


   
katokdave (February 22, 2011 at 03:36 AM)

injoy


   
midday (February 25, 2011 at 12:30 AM)

a lil off topic... not really commenting about the forms but just wanted to drop in a word that have loved using jotform... its changed the way we've looked at creating forms on our website... great work there !!


   
Palmleaf (March 09, 2011 at 04:40 AM)

Very interesting. I'm a beginner. Let's see how it goes.


   
delpuerto (March 12, 2011 at 06:16 PM)

gracias!!


   
PurpleProffit (March 15, 2011 at 10:43 AM)

Can you please help me loading a logo into the Title field.
Thanks,
John


   
travelgoeroe (March 20, 2011 at 01:51 AM)

Can't you create a folder where we can store Forms which we want to share with other users, so they can use them as template also?

Best regards
Chris


   
PlanEscalon (March 20, 2011 at 04:24 PM)

I can show in my web site the comments than the visitors write. I write my comment here now and quickly I'll see outside of the form above.
I can do that in my web site.
Thank you


   
anithasenthil (March 29, 2011 at 08:01 AM)

awesome.so user frndly.i love this site


   
Golgothik (April 06, 2011 at 07:58 AM)

Thanks for your help and expertise! I successfully created a form though I am newbie. My problem is that I want the input comments to be displayed on the website after submission (like guestbook) instead of receiving it by email.
Is it possible?
Thousand thanks!


   
JotFormSupport (April 07, 2011 at 04:05 AM)

Please post your questions to the forum.


   
thepret (June 12, 2013 at 12:35 AM)

perfect!


   
tommybrowne (July 02, 2013 at 01:18 PM)

I have Been developing websites for about six years,
but jotform makes my life simple and I use it for all of my clients
its so easy thank you


   
Boubaker (July 03, 2013 at 09:30 PM)

You have made an amazing opportunity for internet users.

Thank you !


   
cidadenativa (September 03, 2013 at 05:56 PM)

eu queria um templates identico do trabalhe conosco
menos a parte que envia curriculum e empresa

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simomafyouzi (October 03, 2013 at 10:42 PM)

good


   
soldierofbrasil (November 06, 2013 at 04:12 PM)

isto e´muito bom vocês estão ajudando muitas gente como eu !


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