Change SharePoint “Save” button to “Submit” in new item forms

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“Save” isn’t as familiar/intuitive to non-SharePoint users as language such as “Submit” can be. Change “Save” to “Submit” by adding a script editor or content editor web part (CEWP) to the newform.aspx page for your list.

  1. Go to your list’s newform.aspx page by changing “Allitems” or your default view name with “newform” (www.mysite.com/subsite/lists/ListName/newform.aspx)
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    Note: If clicking “new item” takes you to a new page and not a dialog, you can just do that instead since the URL will be correct.
  2. Edit page
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  3. Add web part
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  4. Add script editor (Media and content –> script editor –> add)
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  5. Edit snippet
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  6. Paste the following code and insert
    [code]
    <script type="text/javascript">
    _spBodyOnLoadFunctionNames.push("ChangeSPSavetoSubmit()");

    function ChangeSPSavetoSubmit()
    {
    var inputs = document.getElementsByTagName("input");

    for(i = 0; i<inputs.length; i++)
     {
        if(inputs[i].type == "button" && inputs[i].value == "Save")
         {
          inputs[i].value = "Submit";
         }
      }
     }
    </script>
    [/code]
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  7. Stop editing page and check the result
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Voila!

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15 Replies to “Change SharePoint “Save” button to “Submit” in new item forms”

  1. Hello, sorry, I am a newbie. How do I find newform.aspx and how can I change the button ‘Save’ to just Save and not close the form?

  2. Fantastic! Perfect! Thank you. Now if I can just figure out how to change “Specify your own value” to “Other…” in SharePoint 2016 that’d be SENSATIONAL :\

    1. Thanks for the idea! I’ve scheduled the solution “Change “Specify your own value” label to “Other” in SharePoint choice columns” to be published later today! I hope it helps

  3. Hi Nate,

    Amazing article, all worked as described! But unfortunately I am after different solution and I really hope you could help! I want to change the links in ‘Save’ and ‘Cancel’ to a new page with ‘Thank You’ message, rather than returning a person who completed a form back to a list, can you help please?

    Regards,

    Julia

    1. Of course. The easiest way to accomplish that is to make all newform.aspx links (or links to create a new list item) end with an added &source=http://mysite.com

      Whatever you put after = is where people will land upon leaving the form.

    2. Off the top of my head, the easiest way to do this would be to change the URL you’re sharing for new forms (any buttons or email links to complete the newform.aspx form and add ?source=http://www.google.com to the end of the URL. Whatever you put after “=” will be where users are taken after clicking “Save” or “Cancel”.

  4. Hi, I just tried this, but when I go to edit the page, I don’t have the same options as shown in your example – no Edit Page. My options are: Add a page, Add an app, Site contents, List Settings, Site settings, Getting Started, Site permissions. I am a site owner and have full rights, so don’t think this is a permissions issue. Does some sort of site feature have to be enabled for this to work? Thanks

      1. I tried several lists and different sites, but don’t have the “Edit page” option available. I’ll check with our SharePoint Admin and see if he can see Edit page. Would love to get this in place, as we have some “nomination” forms that would make more sense for the button label to be Submit rather than Save.
        Thanks!

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