How to Save a Form

Last Update: February 19, 2017

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 affect. This can be noted in the Toolbar at top of the Form Builder all the way to the right you will see a little "Disk Icon" that indicates whether a form has been saved or not.

Not Saved (V3):

Not Saved (V4):

Saved (V3):

Saved (V4):

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. If you would like to disable the Auto-Save you can do so in this guide which can be found here: How to Disable Auto-Save

Normally you would want to disable it if you didn't want a change to take effect right away but also keep in mind that is is not recommended since upon doing so your form won't be saved or updated and you can easily accidentally exit out of the builder which can happen. However, you can also manually click on the Save Button when you need it even if it has been disabled.

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 - V3

Text (HTML) Field - V4

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

Questions? Please let us know below!


rmhansen (December 18, 2012 at 12:27 PM)

How can I name (or rename) the form?

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dweisenthal (July 18, 2013 at 03:37 PM)

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

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mgraphics (January 08, 2014 at 05:37 PM)

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

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JennieLindell (April 20, 2014 at 07:41 PM)

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?

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mepi (October 14, 2014 at 02:43 PM)

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.

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senorita120012000yahoocom (May 28, 2015 at 07:17 PM)

Its not saving forms whats up with that?

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Edwards1000 (November 16, 2015 at 03:31 PM)

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

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janb (March 14, 2016 at 02:28 PM)

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

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espenyogi (April 14, 2016 at 03:51 PM)

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

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IreneBrigittines (May 26, 2016 at 05:20 AM)

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!

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ccargnoni (July 06, 2016 at 02:40 PM)

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?

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supporters (September 08, 2016 at 04:33 AM)

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

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KarensForms (April 24, 2017 at 07:31 PM)

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

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