Regarding the object state (hidden/normal…)based on the corresponding workflow stages and roles, is it true that we should be able to preview the results through “Preview” (from menu Form) the form with desired setting of “Stage” and “Role” (from State and Mandatory). I am having an issue where the object is correctly displaying (with Normal state) when I am previewing it through View as Stage and Role. However when I actually tested it out with a published form instance on the desired stage through the notification email link as you have described, this particular object however becomes Hidden at the stage for this role.
Is it possible that there is a difference between Preview (based on stage and role) and the actual published form regarding object state? Is there any other way for me to test and see the objects’ states during form development? Thanks.