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What is a Form Builder?

If you need to create great looking web forms quickly, a form builder is the best tool for the job. You can simply drag & drop questions and form fields to where you need them. Play with the colors and structure of your forms. The best part is th...


How to position fields in JotForm

Positioning fields on your forms is one of the most frequently asked questions. There are different ways to adjust field positioning on your jotform.1. Drag & Drop2. Move - through menu3. Shrink4. Expand5. Go to new line6. Merge to the line above...


Adding an Email Confirmation Field

If users mistype their email addresses, it can be very hard to get in touch with them. With the email address confirmation feature, such problems can be easily prevented. 1. Edit your form.2. Assuming that you already have the email address fiel...


How to Create File Upload Forms

There are several ways to accept uploads on your forms each with its own ups and downs, this guide will show them all.Option #1: The first and simplest to use is to add File Upload field to your jotformThis is the easiest way to enable your users to ...


Setting Up the Thank You Page

What is a Thank You Page?A "thank you page" is the final page your visitors see after submitting your form. Some people use it to give a pleasing end to the experience by customizing the page. Others use it as a tool to redirect visitors to a certain...


How to Create a PDF Form

A PDF Form is extremely useful for sharing and compiling form documents. JotForm provides the quickest way to convert your online forms to a PDF format. Watch the short video below or look at the text-instructions t...


How to Manage Multiple Fields

You can now Duplicate, Delete, and Move multiple fields in the form builder by using the Manage Multiple Fields tool. This tool is especially useful when creating forms that require a lot of fields and when app...


How to make mobile friendly forms on JotForm

Mobile web usage is mainstream. If your website doesn't display correctly on the web, you’re missing users. People are frequently using their mobile devices to access websites. This includes your web forms, such as login, signup, contact or lead ge...


How to Clone an Existing Form from a URL

So, you have a Jotform Form and you have the URL and want to clone it? This article will simply guide you how to do it. Please follow the steps below:1. Copy the URL of the form that needs to be cloned2. Login to your account and go to "My Forms...


How to Restore Deleted Forms

If you have a form and you have it accidentally deleted from your My Forms page, you can restore the form by following the steps below:1. Go to your My Forms Page2. Click the Trash button3. Click on your deleted form, and then cli...


How to Take Pictures on Your Forms

Update: The following guide is deprecated. However, we made things easier for you. We created a Take Photo Widget where you can add it directly to your form. This enables the form user to take a picture straight from the form using their webcam....


How to set up a contact form in JotForm

Contact forms are one of the most commonly used form types. They are usually one of the fastest way for the readers to get in touch whenever they need assistance, have feedback, reports or ideas to share. Creating a contact form manually is labor int...


How to Change the Allowed File Types/Extensions in the Upload Field

We regularly are asked about what file types that our upload field support. The default file extensions types that are supplied and accepted are:pdf, doc, docx, xls, xlsx, csv, txt, rtf, html, zip, mp3, wma, mp...


Making the Form Background Transparent

If you want your forms to blend with your site’s design seamlessly, making the background transparent is the simplest way. Here's a quick tutorial to show you how to do so.Currently, there are three ways to change your background color.Method 1: Ch...


How to find field IDs and names

Customizing the appearance of your fields using CSS is a common task in JotForm. Now, finding the field ID has been made easier. Allowing for smoother customization of every bit of your form. Instead of using Firebug or viewing the source code of the...


How to Add a CAPTCHA field

What is the benefit of adding a CAPTCHA field?The answer is simple, a CAPTCHA helps protect your forms against spammers and spambots that are programmed to attack websites flooding them with tons of unwanted information by request...


How to Create a Lightbox Form

"Lightbox is a JavaScript technique used to display images and other web content using modal dialogs" -From Wikipedia A lightbox form is a window that pops up when a visitor clicks on a link. It overlays the page containing the li...


How to Make your Forms Multilingual

The translation tool helps you reach a global audience much better, as your forms can cater to a multilingual audience. It will help your visitors control the language that your form reads in, bringing you higher conversion and satisfaction rates.&nb...


Encrypted Forms and How to Use Them

You have most likely noticed our great new feature - Encrypted Forms and read about them on our blog: Introducing Encrypted Forms: The Ultimate in Online Form SecurityIf you are here, you are still looking for a bit more info and that ...


The Importance of Form Widths

What's so important about form widths?Imagine filling out a form that's too wide for your iPhone. It'd be frustrating, right? Well, think about your forms & your audience. Do you provide a positive user experience? Do you even know which devices ...


How to Display a PDF Document on your Form

There are two ways to display a PDF document inside a form. The first is by embedding it directly using iFrame tags. This requires a user's browser to have Adobe Reader installed. The second method utilizes a hack to display the PDF using Google Docs...


Changing the File Upload Size Limit

NOTE: you might need to have a paid account to get this working, free accounts only allow a total amount space of 100 MB.You may want your upload forms to allow more than the default value. However, the situation gets complicated if you've integr...


Form Field Positioning

Field positioning is essential in designing your forms to match to your website structure. There are times that you will want to keep two or more fields on the same line (side by side.) Other times, fields will need their own lines. Luckily, JotForm ...


Creating a scrollable Terms & Conditions

This might not work due to recent security updates.However, we have form widgets that will help you with the very same thing, please try our Terms and Conditions widgets as alternatives:1. http://widgets.jotform.com/widget/scroll_terms2. ht...


Adding a license agreement to a form

NOTE: We have these cool new widgets that will help you with the very same thing, please try our Terms and Conditions widgets as alternatives:1. http://widgets.jotform.com/widget/scroll_terms2. http://widgets.jotform.com/widg...


How to Create a JotForm API key

What is Jotform API Key?It is a unique value or a secret token that is assigned to Jotform users. Generally speaking, an API key simply identifies the user. It is used to authenticate users to used their information to the web services.To create your...


How to clone an existing form from your account

Sometimes the ability to duplicate a form comes in handy. Whether you need to give separate groups the same form, to do some testing, or to make slight modifications to fit a new purpose, form cloning is a simple process is you follow the steps below...


How to clone an embedded form from a webpage

So you liked a form on a specific web page, or your client wants to preserve their old form as it was. Cloning a form from a web page saves time in such instances and JotForm makes is very easy. Take the points below into consideration before cloning...


How to Set Up Minimum or Maximum Number of Selections on Checkbox Field

On this article, we'll guide you on how to require a Minimum and Maximum number of checkboxes within a group that can be checked. For example, you may have a list of 8 checkboxes, then you require the user to select a minimum...


Where have the Power Tools gone?

You might probably ended up here if you were looking for any of the fields under our old Power Tools menu such as:  Free Text (HTML),  Hidden Box,  Unique ID, E-signature, Captcha, Image, Auto Complete, Filepicker.io (or InkF...