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Creating Awesome Event Registrations with Cognito Forms 

Posted by Rita Fitzgerald 02/02/2015 Categories: Tips & Tricks
You’ve created the perfect event – engaging speakers, delicious catering, music to keep the party going, awe-inspiring decorations… what’s left? Getting people there, of course! Here’s a few ideas for getting the most out of your event registrations ... read more

How to Create an Online Job Application in Less Than 60 Seconds 

Posted by Rita Fitzgerald 12/01/2014 Categories: Tips & Tricks
It takes no time at all to build an online job application, set up email notifications and embed your application into your website - for free! - with Cognito Forms. Music Credit: Epic Song (BoxCat Games) / CC BY 3.0 read more

Getting Back to Basics: What is Cognito Forms? 

Posted by Rita Fitzgerald 10/28/2014 Categories: Tips & Tricks

Is this your first time here? Have you seen a lot of our posts without really knowing much about us? Let's take a minute to get back to basics and catch you up!

Cognito Forms is a free online form builder...

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Calculations Part Two: Working with Repeating Sections or Tables 

Posted by Sara G. 06/25/2014 Categories: Calculations Tips & Tricks

One of the unique features of Cognito Forms is the ability to capture repeating data. Repeating data allows you to adjust the number of populated fields according to user needs, so you don’t have a fixed number of fields to only accommodate a small percentage of users.

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Calculations Part One: Unlock the Power of Cognito Forms with Calculations 

Posted by Jamie T. 06/11/2014 Categories: Calculations Tips & Tricks

Cognito Forms supports robust calculations to allow you to create really powerful customized forms. Calculations can be used to:

  • compute field values
  • set default/initial values
  • conditionally control visibility of fields and sections
  • implement rich validation, like conditionally required fields and calculated ranges
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How-To: Creating Employment Applications with Ease Using Cognito Forms 

Posted by Sara G. 03/27/2014 Categories: Tips & Tricks
Attention Human Resources! Need a form to collect data from job applicants? Look no further! Cognito Forms has already done the hard work for you. Our dedicated team of developers constantly research to find the best features and solutions for... read more

Performing a Microsoft Word Mail Merge with Cognito Forms in 6 Easy Steps 

Posted by Bobby D. 02/26/2014 Categories: Tips & Tricks
Note: With the release of our document merging feature in 2016, merging your form entry data with a custom document has become even easier! As an event organizer for local technical conferences, SQL Saturdays and Code Camps, I am often faced with ... read more

How-to: Create a Repeating Section using Cognito Forms’ Online Form Builder! 

Posted by Sara G. 01/23/2014 Categories: Tips & Tricks
Repeating Sections – the gift that keeps on giving, literally. With repeating sections in Cognito Forms, you can create a container and use it to group a set of fields that repeat as needed. For example, a job applicant can enter an unlimited number ... read more

Exporting Relational/Hierarchical Data to Excel 

Posted by Jamie T. 01/23/2014 Categories: Feature Release Tips & Tricks
We recently released support for exporting form entries to Excel. Yeah, we can fill out spreadsheets! However, in this post I will explain why Cognito Forms really is not a spreadsheet-filler, and the challenges we faced to make this feature... read more
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