Winlink Express Forms Library

Pre-loaded HTML templates occur with each new release of Winlink Express. No need to download individual Zip templates from Web Site Forms Library. In addition, an automatic update process for forms occurs, started with Winlink Express version Anyone with an internet connection will have all templates auto-updated for them. Click on the the links below to know more.

Read about this process: Auto Update Notice

An EASY 3 step method to update all HTML Templates, if you have no Internet: Manually Update Template Folders [Fácil proceso de actualización en 3 pasos de las Plantillas Estándar que son compatibles con Winlink para sus usuarios.]

Requested by Winlink users and supported by the Winlink Development Team, these HTML form template files are used to send formatted documents and messages between users of Winlink Express. The small .xml data file (form content) that is sent, can be opened and rendered as a received HTML form with Express. Once displayed they can be copied, saved, printed, or sent on in their normal fully-rendered size to non-Express recipients. [The interactive form HTML process from sender to receiver only occurs within Winlink Express].

Content is also sent as plain text within the body of the message properly formatted, to allow viewing by anyone without the form template. Thus a non-Express user such as a normal email recipient, can read the information. The attached .xml file is ignored and need not be opened. These templates are as close as possible to original forms. Some differences or additions may be seen to accommodate radio delivery and work within the parent software Winlink Express. While HTML has a set of standards, not all browsers display the form input boxes exactly the same way. Adjust your browser screen size or text size if any of the fields appear wrong.

Winlink Express templates are designed to work from Express to Express without internet for radio delivery.

An HTML form saver that works with Firefox only. Chrome has no reliable form recovery add-on and Microsoft Edge has none. Firefox is recommend for HTML forms and the add-on is called FormLet. PDF instruction available as a download. Look below to see the Download link for: formlet_info.pdf.

Nota: Existed un Add-on para Firefox llamado "FormLet", que sirve para guardar datos de la forma para que puedas llenar o modificar información en una forma previamente enviada.

The HTML forms library is also available via the Winlink catalog system, for access by radio. Look for WL2K_Forms in your radio catalog listings. The purpose is to allow a radio only station, (sans Internet), that does not have the latest "auto loaded templates", or needs a specific new form can still obtain.

All code is open-source. You can modify forms locally, but if you do so, they may not be compatible with Standard Template release versions of HTML templates. Locally created forms must be kept in GLOBAL > TEMPLATES folder, so as to not conflict with Standard Forms. If you wish to have new forms added to the official library or feel your modifications should be published and supported, please submit them to me. I welcome questions/suggestions and will respond as best I can.

A special thanks to: Greg Kruckewitt, KG6SJT, ARRL Sacramento Valley Section - Section Emergency Coordinator, who has been instrumental is assisting on HTML forms, especially in the areas of Java Script.

--Mike XE2/N6KZB, Forms Administrator


  • Review the help file in your Express program.
  • View the instructional video about using Express HTML forms.
  • Contact the Winlink Forms Administrator, Mike Burton, XE2/N6KZB, with any questions.
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