A GoFormz Template is the master version of your form. This is where you define what fields go into your form, name your fields, lay them out, set default values, etc. Once the template is built, you can create individual forms based on it. From a permissions standpoint — typically, only a few users in your GoFormz account have access to editing templates, whereas all users can fill out a form.
Here are some key terms and definitions to help you better understand GoFormz templates:
Template vs form: If a Template is the blank master version, then a Form is an individual instance of that template that you actually fill out. Each individual form is based on a template. See here for more on the Forms vs Templates distinction.
Form View vs List View: GoFormz supports two different ways to view and fill out a form. The Form View looks just like a paper form, while the List View is a more standardized layout that is optimized for smaller screens. See here for more on Form View vs List View.
Form fields: GoFormz supports many different field types — from common ones like text fields and checkboxes to fields that don’t have an analog in paper forms, like images and GPS location. See here for more on available field types and how to use each one.
Field properties: Properties control the look and feel, layout, and functionality of each field in your form. See here for more on-field properties.
Template Versions: Each time a Template is Published, a new version is created. New forms (on web or mobile) will always use the most recently published Template Version. Further, forms will always maintain the Template Version they were created from (unless the Template Version is manually changed by an admin the Web Form Editor) See here for more on Template Versioning.
Here are some highlights of what you can do with form templates:
Create templates to mimic your paper forms
Set up template folders to control user access to different templates
Automate workflows for forms created from your templates.