For the purpose of data integrity, with the introduction of Submittable's New Form Engine, only a submission creator may make changes to their own submission.

This means that there will no longer be the ability for an administrator to update the content of a submission.

If you need the content of a submission you've received to be edited, you can ask the applicant to make that change. Jump to minute 1:12 in the video tutorial below, or read on to learn how:

To open the submission for editing, click the status dropdown menu at the top of the Submission Details page. Select Open Editing.

2. You'll now be prompted to send the applicant a message. A dialog box will open. Select a preexisting Response Template or write a brief accompanying message to send to the submitter, to let them know the submission is being opened for them to make edits. In the case where you would like the applicant to make a specific edit, clarify your request in your message.

3. Choose the From email address. You can send this notification from your individual email address, or from your organization's main email address.

4. Click the Open for Editing and Send Response button.

5. The submitter will receive a notification email and be directed to their submission, where they can edit the submission per your request and re-submit after making changes.

6. Following the re-submission, your organization will receive an email notification stating that the submission was closed for editing by the applicant. The submission will no longer be highlighted in blue in the Submissions List, and the submission status will change from Editable back to In-Progress.

For more instructions about how you can open submissions to editing in a batch, or change your settings to allow or disallow submitters to request to make edits, read this article.


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