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Edit a Web Form

University IT is working to provide Stanford with more secure, reliable, and efficient storage services. One aspect of these efforts is to reduce dependencies on our AFS offerings by leveraging more modern services available from cloud providers. Form Builder is one of those services that relies on AFS. 

As a result of this work, UIT will retire Form Builder in 2020. In place of Form Builder, you can use Google Forms, a secure, easily-managed web forms solution that provides many of the same features and functions as Form Builder. As you transition off Form Builder, keep the following key dates and information in mind.

*To alleviate any additional stress during the COVID-19 situation, University IT adjusted the timeline to these new key dates.

Visit the Web Content Management Program website for more information.

Edit and refine your form

Once you create your basic form, you will probably want to rearrange, edit, or add fields to make it easy to use and fill out. If you're not already on the form, navigate to it by opening  Click the name of the form you want to edit. The form will open in Edit view and a preview of the form will display to the right of the Build tab.

  • To add a field, click a field type. Form Builder automatically adds the field to the bottom of the form and opens the Edit tab so that you can name the field and set its properties. Click Save Field Properties.
  • To edit a field, hover your cursor over the field in the form preview and click Edit. Alternatively, click on the field in the preview view.

  • To delete a field, hover your cursor over the field in the form preview and click Edit. The field's edit form will load. At the bottom, click Delete Field. You will need to confirm the delete. Please note that any data saved in that field will be deleted as well and cannot be undone.

  • To move a field higher or lower in the form, hover your cursor over the field in the form preview and click and drag it to the desired location; click Save Changes to Field Order to save the new form layout. Alternatively, you can edit the location by changing the numbers next to the fields and then saving.


Make your form live

When you are satisfied with your form, click the Publish tab in Form Builder to begin setting your publishing preferences. See Publish and Manage Web Forms.

Last modified September 6, 2013