The ZoomGrants auto-save feature is a user favorite. Learn more about it below.
How does ZoomGrants save my work?
As you click through the fields, the system will automatically save your changes. This applies if you’re an admin setting up your program, an applicant or collaborator entering your data into an application, or a reviewer completing your review.
You’ll see a quick flash of a ‘Saving’ screen that will indicate that your update is being saved. When it disappears, that field has been updated and you can move on to the next field.
Applicants: You don’t need to click a ‘save’ button, nor should you archive an application (unless you don’t intend to submit it). You can log out and log back in as many times as you need to, to finish the application!
Reviewers: You don’t have to click a button to save and send your scores to the administrator. Your review is saved as you input it, so the admin can see your selection in the review fields as you progress through the applications.
Admins: Changes made in your programs will be saved instantly and automatically, with a few exceptions:
Saving Formatted vs. Unformatted Text
If you’re copying and pasting text from a different location into the fields on ZG, be sure that you are pasting unformatted text only. Special characters and formatting can prevent a proper save.
If you are using Grammarly or another browser extension to edit your text in ZoomGrants, please read this important note:
The changes that you make in your text in the extension interface may not be automatically saved in ZoomGrants.
To ensure that your updates are saved after you have closed the extension pop-up, click back into the text box on ZoomGrants and add a space to the end of the text, then click outside the box.
You should see the flash of the ‘Saving’ screen to verify that your update, including all of the changes that you made in Grammarly or the other extension, was saved. If you’d like to triple check, you can reload the page and display the latest saved version of text.
Saving screen stuck? Read this.