If fields on your form are visible on the editor but not the live view, there's a few reasons why this might be happening.

There's a handful of fields that are created "Hidden" by default. These are:

If the field that's hidden isn't one of these types, there's usually a relatively straight-forward reason why your fields aren't showing

Calculation Fields

Calculation Fields can be hidden/ shown manually, or via Conditional Logic. They will appear hidden by default to perform its various tasks in the background of your form, but if you wish to make them visible the process is simple.

  1. Navigate to your Calculation field, and click the "cog-wheel" icon appearing on the right.

  2. In the pop-up window presented, disable the toggle labeled "Hide this question".

    The option "Hide this question" shown in a Calculation field's configuration window

  3. (Optional) If you'd like to use Conditional Logic with this field, enable the toggle labeled "Question Visibility Logic" and refer to our Logic Guide for further information.

    The "Visibility Logic" option shown in a Calculation field's configuration window

Question/ Section & Page Break Visibility Logic

If your fields or section/ page breaks contain Conditional Logic, it's important to make sure that those logic conditions can be satisfied. If the rules in your logic cannot be satisfied, anything those rules apply to will remain hidden regardless of how the form is answered.

For example:

If you have a question that relies on a Multiple Choice question being answered, but this option doesn't exist, this logic condition can never be satisfied.


  • An important thing to check when Section Breaks aren't showing is that any Page Breaks above them are also visible. Section Breaks are only activated on your form when the page they exist on is visible - therefore, if the page is hidden, so will the section breaks within it.

If you still aren't sure why your fields are hidden, feel free to reach out to us via live chat or email at support@paperform.co for further assistance.