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Getting Started
JotForm is a completely web based form builder. It is developed for webmasters with minimum design experience. JotForm has an intuitive drag&drop and instant edit form editor. You can create web forms, collect submissions and payments from your web site visitors.

A Short Video Tutorial
Created by: Keane Angle

Creating Your First Form
Creating a form is very easy with JotForm. Form builder is located at the homepage of jotform.com web site. You can start with the default questions, or click on "New" button to create a new form following the steps on the Wizard.

Next, Simply drag and drop fields from the Toolbox on the right side to add new questions. To change the text on the question, click on the question and edit. Once you are ready to share your form, click on "Source" button and copy and paste the HTML code for your form into your web site.

That's all. You are now ready to collect form submissions from your visitors.

Getting to Know Form Editor
JotForm supports all standard web form field types. In addition, it allows you to use new and intuitive fields in your form such as Date Time Picker, Star Ratings, or CAPTCHA checks. Using JotForm, you can create any kind of web form.

Here is a short list of examples:

New Opens wizard "Create a New Form" where you can choose from a starter form and styles for your new form, and configure various things.
Open Opens wizard "Open Form" where you can choose to open a previously created form.
Save Saves changes made on your form.
Preview Opens your changed form in a pop-up window.
Share Opens "Share Form & Results page" which describes how to integrate your form or submissions into your web site.
Source Opens form source code. You can copy your source code into your site or download your form and related files ina zipped folder.
Properties Opens tools bar on the right side where you can edit some basic form properties.
Form Wizard Opens "Form Wizards" where you can edit many preferences for your form.

Getting to Know ToolBoxes
JotForm Toolboxes makes difficult things simple and impossible things possible. To add some feature into your form, all you need to do is to drag and drop it from the toolbox.

There are four toolboxes on the latest version of JotForm.

1. TOOLBOX

Add text into form.
Add Heading section.
Add text input box question.
Add long text input box question.
Add dropdown field. You can allow single or multiple selections.
Add checkboxes. User can choose many from multiple options.
Add radio buttons. User must choose only one from multiple options.
Add date picker. It will open a pop-up calendar to choose a date.
Add an upload question. You can define maximum size and allowed file types.
Add a submit button.

2. POWER TOOLS

Add CAPTCHA check into your form to protect it against spammers.
Add a star rating question. User can choose stars from 1-5.
Add a password question. Entered characters will not be visible in browser.
Add a separator into your form. This will allow you to hide some questions.
Add a text field that can detect what user is trying to enter and complete it.
Add a birthday picker. The user will be able to choose day, month and year.
Add HTML code. This will open an HTML editor where you can add rich elements.
Add an external image inside your form.

3. PAYMENT TOOLS

  Integrate with:
PayPal to collect one-time and subscription payments from users.
Google CheckOut to collect one-time payments from users. (US Only)
WorldPay to collect one-time payments from users.
2CheckOut to collect one-time or recurring subscription payments from users.
ClickBank to collect one-time payments from users.
OneBip to collect one-time payments from users. (Europe and US only)

4. FORM PROPERTIES

Title Internal name for your form.
Alignment Set alignment for the question labels as left-aligned or centered.
Theme Choose and Apply various great designs to your form.
Background Set background color or CSS property for your form.
Font Set Font Type for your form.
Font Size Set Font Size for your form.
Font Color Set Font Color for your form.
Header URL Integrate your site design within your form by adding your site Header URL.
Footer URL Integrate your site design within your form by adding your site Footer URL.
ThankYou URL Set your own post-submission page from your site. Thank You URL must be a URL.
Send e-mail Set "yes" if you would like to receive an email every time there is a new submission.
E-mail Insert an email address to receive emails from your form.
Form Status To disable your form, set form status to "Disabled". Users will not be able to see or submit this form.
Spam Check A silent spam check which makes sure the form is being submitted from a real browser.

 
What's New on JotForm 2.0
JotForm is now more robust and has many new features. We have also introduced a Premium version of JotForm for our advanced users.

Payment Integration
You can now use JotForm to sell digital goods, sell products, collect payments for your online service, collect subscription payments or receive micropayments for your content. JotForm integrates with PayPal, Google Checkout, WorldPay, 2CheckOut, ClickBank and OneBip payment gateways, so you can collect payments from your users.

Starter Forms
You can now save time and choose from many starter forms when you create a new form.

Contact Form Blog Contact/Survey Event Calendar
Document Uploader Satisfaction Survey Time Sheet
Job Application Form RSVP for a Party or Wedding Bug Tracker
Reservation Form    

Styles
You can now make great looking form by applying CSS styles to your form.

Form Validations
You can now check if a form field is a proper E-mail, Alphanumeric, Numeric, Alphabetic.

Spam Protection
Each form now has seamless spam checks. JotForm can check if the form is submitted by a real browser. We also now support CAPTCHA verification on the forms.

Share Submissions
You can now make your form submissions public and even integrate it into your web site easily. You can share your submission in your site using a Web Grid, DHTML Calendar, Microsoft Excel or RSS.

SSL Forms
Protect your form submissions with 256 bit High-Grade SSL encryption.

PDF Forms
JotForm can turn your form into a PDF file. You can now use JotForm to create your paper forms.

Power Tools
JotForm introduces new form fields to make your forms cooler. Such as StarRating, FormCollapse, AutoComplete, BirthDatePicker, HTML and Image includes.

Source Code Options
It is now easier to include your forms in your site. JotForm now gives you three options to integrate your form into your site:
  • Embed Form into Your Site
  • Copy Full Source Code of your Form
  • Download the Source

Invite Users by E-mail
You can also share your forms by E-mail. This option is especially useful if you do not have a web site. You can create a form and ask your users to complete them.

Premium Support
JotForm Premium users will now receive private email support from developers of JotForm.

 
Sharing Your Forms
JotForm makes it very easy to integrate your form into your existing web site. You have several options to integrate a form into your site. Go to Form Editor and click on Form Source button.

Option 1: Embed Form into Your Site
This is the ideal option for embedding your form into your site. Using an IFrame, it will hotlink your form into your site. The user will be able to submit form without leaving your page. And if you make changes on your on your questions, you will not need to update your the source code in your site.

Option 2: Copy Full Source Code of your Form
If you would like to make design change on your form, you can get the full source code for your form and use it on your site. However, every time you make changes your form, you must get a new source code and update your site with it.

Option 3: Download the Source
On "Form Source" page, you will see a Download the source button at the top. This allows you to download your form together with all additional JavaScript, CSS and image files. You should prefer this option instead of "Option 2", if you would like to host these files on your site or make changes on them.

Invite Users by E-mail
You can also share your forms by E-mail. This option is especially useful if you do not have a web site. You can create a form and ask your users to complete them. Simply click on Share Form button and choose "Invite Users by E-mail" option.

 
Receiving Form Submissions and Reports
There are various ways you can see the submissions made by users. You can receive them by email, or open them as reports on various formats.

Email Alerts
You can receive submissions made by users. Here is the steps to enable email reporting:

1. Go to "My Forms" and select the form to receive emails for. Click Edit button to edit form.
2. Click on Properties button to open the Form Properties box on the right side.
3. On "Properties" box change "Send e-mail" option to "yes".
4. Put your email address into the "E-mail" question below it.
5. Click on Save button to save your changes.

Now, when someone submits this form, you should receive an email. If you do not receive it, first make sure that emails for this form is enabled as described above. Another possible reason for not receiving emails might be your spam filter. Check your spam folder for the submission email. If it is there, make sure to set it as "No Spam" so that this would not be flagged as spam in the future.



Aggregate Reports
You may also get all submissions in a single list. JotForm can create reports in a web grid, Excel, CSV or any other delimited format you prefer. To create reports follow instructions below:

1. Go to "My Forms" section and select the form to create reports for. Then click Reports button.
2. Check the database fields you would like to see on the reports.
3. Select an output format for the report:

Web Opens report in a web grid inside your browser.
Excel Opens report in Microsoft Excel.
CSV Opens report in a CSV file.
Delimited with [ ] Opens report in a text file. Each column would be delimited with the character chosen.


Setting Up RSS and Excel Feeds
It is now possible to create feeds for your forms. If you have an RSS reader that you might be using to watch blogs and news, you may also use it to receive JotForm submissions. In a similar fashion, you can create an Excel bookmark on your browser or windows computer that can open the latest form submissions by just a simple click.

RSS: To create an RSS feed, first log into your JotForm account. On "My Forms" screen, select the form you would like to receive the RSS feed for, and click on Share button. On the next page, under "Share Results by Listings" topic, select RSS option. Give your feed a name and choose the fields you would like to receive, then publish it. Now, you will be given a URL for your RSS feed, you can copy and paste this link into your News Reader to subscribe.

Excel: You can now bookmark an Excel file that would show your latest form submissions. On "My Forms" screen, select the form you would like to receive the Excel feed for, and click on Share button. On the next page, under "Share Results by Listings" topic, select Excel option. Give your feed a name and choose the fields you would like to receive, then publish it. Now, you will be given a URL for your Excel feed, you can copy and paste this link into favorites in your browser to link to your submissions.

 
Sharing Form Submissions
JotForm v2 now allows you to share form submissions on your site or as feeds. This is an optional feature. By default all form submissions are private. However, if you would present entries on your site, it is now possible to make them public.

First, log into your JotForm account. On "My Forms" screen, select the form you would like to share, and click on Share button. On the next page, under "Share Results by Listings" topic, you will see options:

Grid Grid

Share form submissions in your site as a table. It is as easy as copying and pasting an IFrame code into your page, and your visitors will be able to see the data in an HTML grid. You may also bookmark the URL of the grid and check it from your browser. You can sort and resize columns.

RSS RSS

You can add an RSS feed into your site and allow your web site visitors to subscribe to it. Simply copy and paste the link code into your site or blog.

Calendar Calendar

If your submissions have dates, you can list them inside a DHTML calendar. Copy and paste the code into your site to feature the calendar on your site.
Excel Excel

Excel feed allows you to share a link with your colleagues to the latest submission data. They can simply click on the link on your site or email to open all submissions inside Microsoft Excel.

 
Collecting Payments with Your Forms
JotForm now makes selling services, subscriptions, downloads or tangible goods very easily. Just get an account from one of the supported payment gateways and complete a step by step wizard to integrate payments with your form. JotForm now also supports secure form submissions with 256 bit High-Grade SSL encryption.
Supported Features for Payment Gateways
Payment Gateway One-time Subscriptions Accepted Currencies Accepted Payment Types
PayPal yes yes PayPal, Visa, MasterCard, AMEX, Discover
Google Checkout yes no US Dollars Visa, MasterCard, AMEX, Discover
WorldPay yes no 144 Currencies Mastercard, Visa, JCB, Solo, Switch
2Checkout yes yes US Dollars Visa, MasterCard, AMEX, Discover
ClickBank yes no US Dollars Visa, MasterCard, AMEX, Discover
OneBip yes yes US Dollars, Euro, Sterling Mobile Phone

How it works
It is very simple. Your users will submit a form and will be redirected to the payment gateway. If you have multiple products, the total amount will be calculated and the user will be asked to pay for it. Once they complete the payment, you will receive an email, and you will be able to see it on the Payment Reports and Logs.

 































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Getting Started
 
Creating Your First Form
A Short Video Tutorial
Getting to Know Form Editor
Getting to Know ToolBoxes
What's New in JotForm v2.
Sharing Your Forms
Form Submission Alerts and Reports
 
Email Alerts
Aggregate Reports
Sharing Your Submissions
Collecting Payments with Your Form
 
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