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Preventing timeouts when completing forms online


Mage, Sage, Revolutionary
Anyone have some tricks for doing this?

This happens quite often, during employment applications. I'll be writing my answers to questions (given that they weren't downloadable). I'll do some preventative saving, if the app permits it. '

I also, now, copy text to another app so that if everything goes south I don't lose my mind as well as my paragraph.

I've had two job apps just vanish in timeouts, despite everything. All I have to show for it is my backup file. Whole mess is complicated by an old computer that has to stop and think every now and then.

Any ideas?
I often leave the form open in a window as reference and type my responses in some wordprocessor. Then copy/paste it when I'm done.
Technically you're more or less at the mercy of whomever establishes form authentication cookie "timeout" parameters. Security concerns are what often drives authors to keep them a little too brief.

King Oni's suggestion is what I've always done...so when I'm ready I just copy and paste. :)
Adding both of you to the list of things I am grateful for today. My thanks to you both! And, in a denouement I probably should have predicted, the Applicant Tracking System immediately updated my profile, presented the screen to show the status of the application, and the position is now On Hold.

Murphy's Law strikes again! But at least I'm in the queue for it.

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