To view or edit a submission form, click on  Submission form in the menu on the left of the screen of the Event dashboard.

The submission form will then be displayed. 

Clicking on Preview allows you to see the form as an end user.

Click on the Welcome / Thank you message to edit your welcome and thank you message.

Instructions in setting Combined word limits are here.

You will notice there are tags on some questions...

...which denote the following.  These labels can be added/removed by editing the content of a question (see below).

title - answer to this question will be used as the title for the submission.

book - answers to question will be included in the downloadable abstract book 

category - answer to this question will be used as the category choice for the submission.

review - answer will be visible to Reviewers.

Towards the right hand side of each question, there is a Display settings label. Click on the icon to the right (in this case a tick) to adjust how the questions will be displayed to the end user.

The options are:

Enabled - question is visible and a response can be entered.

Hide - question is hidden to end user 

Read-Only - a response can not be entered, (or this can be used if a response has been given, and you don't want the user to be able to edit.)

Editing the content of a question - (Note that all changes are automatically saved.)

Click on any question to open up the Edit question screen below, where you can: 

  • amend the title
  • set a word limit,
  • choose the formatting you wish to make available, 
  • add a description (this will be the text of the question)
  • make the question mandatory, by ticking answer required add tags to show the question to reviewer(s), include question in the downloadable abstract book or make the answer to the question the title of the submission (title question only).

Deleting a question -  click on the question you wish to delete.

Then click on Delete question (Note - deleting questions in multi-stage events may have adverse consequences - see here for information.)

Adding a new question - To add a new question, click on the +Question button at the top of the submission form.

Choose the question which suits your needs from Default and Custom then click on Create selected question  Once added, you can edit the question (as above).


Changing the order of questions - You can drag and drop the questions up and down to change their order.

See also -   Adding author information questions, Default question types and Custom questions.