help needed with web form + paypal submission

Hello
I need some clarifications concerning submitting web form details to paypal. I know the form basics, whereby use the actions and post method, as well as to create to the editors
like
<input type="text"  name="..." value="..">

but however I've seen in some codes they used <input type="hidden"...>

This is the part which has confused me, when to use the hidden and if for example I have editors in my form, which currently are
<input type="text" name="first name">
<input type="text" name="last name">
...
how to use the input type= hidden in this one??
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Pratima PharandeConnect With a Mentor Commented:
send it like this only

<input type="text" name="first name">
<input type="text" name="last name">

it will get posted as like hidden fields

the hidden fields are usde to send that that we don't want to show on screen but want to post to next page
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Pratima PharandeCommented:
try like this

<input type="hidden" name="first name">
<input type="hidden" name="last name">


hidden means it will now show up on screen
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lordrtAuthor Commented:
ok, but how will I make the user input then? I need to get the user to fill in the form before then proceed with submission to paypal... or I need to create another similar form then redirect the original one to it when click on submit button??
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