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How to Save a Form

How to Save a Form

A lot of you may not realize it right away but normally your forms are saved automatically almost immediately after you update them. But what happens if you forgot to click Finish, or Complete, or Update, or even worse the Save Button? Perhaps in the mix of this you are not even sure if your Form and details saved because the Save Button didn't change?

Well, here are a few precautionary steps you can take to ensure and make sure that your form is being Saved properly.

Step 1 - After making any changes or additions to your form make sure that the Auto-Save has been taken effect. You will see three "green dots" indicating that the form builder is saving the changes. Note that once the changes are saved, the dots will be replaced with a text that says "All changes saved!".

Saving Process:

Changes are saved:

By default, Auto-Save is enabled and will usually automatically save your form for you almost immediately after you make changes or updates to them. It will also kick in and save it after about 30+ seconds in case it didn't occur right away at first. 

Step 2 - It is also a good rule of thumb to make sure that anytime you are using any of the Visual Editors such as the Email Notification Editor or the Html Editor that you click "Finish", "Complete", "Update", or "Save" wherever and whenever you see them after you've made changes, additions, or updates to your Form. This will allow them to be saved appropriately.

Text (HTML) Field:

If you follow these 2 Steps it can help you to ensure that your form has been saved properly.

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  • kkisgoa

    My form is not getting published

  • ivanokk

    When will it be possible to disable auto-save??
    When you need to make a lot of changes on a live form, auto-save is very inconvenient.

  • canlin

    Thanks for this. My only suggestion is to have a big Save button on the Build page as well so we can feel more confident that we can save ourselves as well as having you save automatically.
    Linda Willis, new user

  • oaservicework

    In your user manual, in How to save a form: Step 1 - After making any changes or additions to your form make sure that the Auto-Save has been taken affect .....The correct word is EFFECT, not affect.

  • My_Charity

    I am slowly learning the many options how to build forms but your system is not as user friendly as might be.
    There is not always a save button, a back button would be useful, it would be very useful if you could work on more than one form at a time so that you can make comparisons between them, for instance.
    But it is the lack of a clearly marked save button that is missed. It would also be useful to be able to have the user manual open whilst making changes.

    John Kaye.

  • Jack Hittle

    Can a form be duplicated and slightly modified for another product/service?

  • SpaHausNashville

    I don't even have a save button! The green dots keep going and it is not saving. How do I fix this?

  • foryourk9


    I have a form that I have cloned from a shared template. I want to save in folder so I can find easier. How do I get the from in a folder?

  • KarensForms

    How do you move an existing form from one folder to another?

  • supporters

    Making chances in a form it is not submitted on "Notification" and "Autoresponder".
    How do we update form fields on "Notification" and "Autoresponder"?

  • ccargnoni

    I would like to save the completed form on my desktop and then use it as an attachment to email to a client. How do I do that?

  • IreneBrigittines

    Os there a way to enable for the person filling the form the possibility of saving the form? So they can continue filling the information later?
    Thank you very much!

  • espenyogi

    I have created two forms & in both instances they have been saved (& previewed)however when I return the form - the form name appears under My Forms but all the contents have been wiped....I have followed all your clearing cache & cookie instructions...please advise

  • janb

    my form is not saving, the saving spinner has been running for over an hour.

    I have cleared form cache and Internet cache, I have tried an alternative browser but my changes are not being saved

  • Edwards1000

    Created a form and now the link will not pull it up SAYS form disabled. Too much trouble will try another website

  • senorita120012000yahoocom

    Its not saving forms whats up with that?

  • mepi

    My payment button has disappeared from my form and it tells me I have to delete the first one to add another (I wanted to edit the choices). I cannot find where to delete and start again for the payment options.

  • JennieLindell

    I also saved the form I spent hours creating but through hitting the "sace" icon I can not find it. Can you at Support find it?

  • mgraphics

    After making and update, Do I need to copy and paste the code with the new updates into my website?

  • dweisenthal

    My forms are not being saved even though I hit the "save" icon.

  • rmhansen

    How can I name (or rename) the form?