Basic Form Style

The basic form is created with a different form builder than the one used to create the advanced form. The form creation process in the basic form builder was discussed at length in this blog in the past and while we showed how to easily create a form by building a pool and then a flow, we did not discuss the style issue.
The style of the form refers to the color scheme, the fonts, sizes, borders etc. While the basic form builder is not design oriented, and is not meant to be so it still offers the user a way to change the look of the form using styles. So even if you cannot determine where your elements will be placed you will still be able to change the background colors, fonts and borders.
The way to go about it is rather easy. In the basic form builder main screen there is a section on the right called “form settings”. The last item in this section is “style” and by pressing on the button a style window will appear.
Using this window you will be able to change the form’s styles according to the form’s main parts: Header styles, Footer styles, Form Body styles and Border styles. Keeping the published form open while changing the styles is recommended so you can save and check each transformation online.
Once you make all your required changes all you will need to do is press “ok” and save the form.

basic form style

Create a Business Form

When starting your business you need to do many things: register the new business, create a budget, write a business plan, take care of the financing, hire employees, set up a working environment etc. What a company also needs are forms – business forms. There is a lot of information to handle in a business, a lot of paperwork and nowadays more and more turn to the digital forms rather than to the paper ones. digital forms are environmentally friendly, they are cheaper and easier to use. you don’t have to go through all the papers looking for a small piece of information – you can simply filter the data and find it really quickly.
Using a form builder you can create any form you wish for your business. you can manage your inventory, sales, customer requests, employees information etc.
The form builder is an online tool that may be accessed via internet at all times. once you log in you can create as many online forms as you wish and manage the data that is accumulated in them.

Make an RSVP form

an RSVP form is a web form used for events invitations. It requests a response from the invited person, which lets you plan your event more precisely.

If you are going to have a big party, for instance, a wedding, an engagement party, or even a birthday party, you will want to know how many people are planning to attend.
Knowing who is coming is crucial to order the right amount of food and beverages, setting up the right amount of tables and chairs etc.
The RSVP form will help you get an answer from the people you invited: if they are coming or not.

In order to make an RSVP form all you need to do is to register to FormLogix form builder. Using this tool you can make an RSVP form real easily.
Following are steps to make the RSVP Forms:
1- Login to FormLogix
2- enter the form builder (advanced form builder)
3- drag a label for the header and write the event name. for example: “ron & lili’s party – 12/9/2013”.
4- drag a label for a description text  and change its text to something like:
“please let us know if you intend to come…”
5- drag a textbox element and a label element for the first field: name.
6- Change the textbox caption to “name” and the label text to “name”.
7- drag a checkbox and a label for the second field: I will attend.
8- change the caption of the checkbox and text of the label to “I will attend”.
9- drag a numeric  textbox and a label for the third field: number of people attending.
10 – Change the textbox caption  and the label text to “number of people attending”.
11- drag a submit button
12- save the form
13- publish the form as “script” and paste it in your webpage.

On line forms

Not so long ago forms were printed on paper and had to be sent by regular mail to people.
It was expensive, ineffective, and harmful to the environmentally   to say the least.
Using this method some forms were sent late, or not at all. Those sent on time were sometimes unusable, the handwriting was unclear or the paper got damaged somehow making it hard to read. In addition, accumulating large amounts of paper makes it hard to store and later even harder to search for specific documents.

More and more forms are going on line nowadays. It is a cost effective, environmentally   safe method. The data entered in the forms is reliable. There is no chance of misunderstandings what is written and data may be searched for easily and quickly.

On Line forms are simple to create using an on line forms builder. You simply log in to the FormLogix form builder, enter the editor (whether it is the basic or advanced editor)  and start building your online form. Adding elements one by one, designing the form and saving.
Once the form is complete you need to publish it and copy the generated code to your webpage.

FormLogix Web Forms

FormLogix web form builder enables you to create your online forms quickly and easily.
Since web forms have become such a common component in web sites and blogs there needed to be a DIY solution for those who wanted to cut costs and time.

FormLogix offers a wonderful solution for those who wish to build web forms themselves and have no programming skills. The form builder is easy to use; it is a WYSIWYG editor in which the user can see what his web forms will look like while creating them.

With FormLogix you can create custom web forms, conditional web forms or use readymade gadget web forms. Once the web forms are ready you need to save and publish them and you are done.

Read all about the custom web forms
Read all about the conditional web forms

Basic Form – Tooltip

In the Basic Form Builder all you need to do in order to make a new form is to create a pool of questions and if you want (it is not mandatory) you can also add conditioning to them by creating a flow. Creating the flow requires the adding questions. Once you add a question to the pool you will have to provide a question text (such as: what is your name?), question type (for example, a textbox, that collects alpha numeric values) and so on. The tooltip is yet another field in this window. It allows the form owner to add a description of his question.

Basic Form – Display as single group

The ‘display as single group’ is a new feature of the basic online form builder. In the past when you create a pool of questions and published your form it would automatically, by default, be displayed continuously: each question or group at a time. This new feature allows you to display your basic form in one list of questions, in one group, on one page (with a scroll if needed).

Please note that this feature may not be used when you want to create a conditional form, because the flow of the form is dynamic and depends upon the form fillers answers and so the questions may not be displayed in advance.

In order to have the your form displayed in one group make sure that the ‘display in a single group’ checkbox in the ‘form settings’ is turned on.

Basic Form – 2 new types of questions

The basic form pool consists of several types of questions from which the manager can create his online form. Until not long ago it consisted of only 6 types of questions:
1- a textbox for entering alpha numeric content
2- a numeric textbox for entering numeric data
3- a textarea for entering free text
4- an email for entering email addresses
5- a horizontal radio button for providing the user with a choice of items to choose from 6- a listbox (same as the radio button) for providing a choice of items to choose from

In our last version, launched recently we have added 2 new types of questions:
1- Data Picker – for adding  a calendar element to the form
2- a Verticat Radio button, which is identical to the horizontal radio button, onlyit displays the values in a vertical way.

Read more about our new basic form builder features

Create a basic form – Part 2: The flow

As i explained in my last post, the basic form builder consists of 2 work modes: the ‘pool’ and the ‘flow’. The pool is the heart of the basic form and may be used exclusively, skipping the flow process altogether.

So what is the flow good for then? The flow allows you to change the default order of questions, determined in the pool. It allows you to create a compound flow, one that has several routes depending on the user’s input (thus making it a conditional form).

Following are steps for Creating the form’s flow:
1- Once the pool is complete press on the ‘Flow’ work mode button to enter the Flow.
2- Press on the ‘Add a Question’ icon to choose questions from the flow and add them to your flow one by one.
You can determine their order using the ‘move up’ and ‘move down’ icons in the toolbar.
3- You can also add groups of questions to your flow by pressing on the ‘add a group’ icon. You may also determine after what question the group will be displayed using the ‘move up’ and ‘move down’ icons.
(Notice that the group question may not be separated – they will appear as a batch).
4- You can turn the form into a conditional form by placing questions/groups under multiple question answer options.
For instance : if you have a multiple question ‘what is your gender?’ which has 2 option (male, female) you can select the ‘male option’ and add a question (for instance, ‘do you like to drive?’) . You can also choose the ‘female’ option and place a different question under it (for example, ‘do you like shopping?’).
This way you can add many conditions to your form.
5- If you wish to add an exit after one or several questions in the flow, you can do so by selecting the question and pressing on the ‘end form’ icon. (for example, if you wish to collect only men’s data, you can add an ‘end form’ sign after the ‘female’ option. This will make sure that when a woman is filling in the form it will reach the finish line once she fills in that she is a ‘female’. )

Learn more about how to create a flow.

Create a basic form – Part 1: The pool

Choose Basic Form
The basic form builder is exactly what is sounds like: simple. It is a tool with which you can create your web form easily and quickly. In order to set up an online basic form all you need to do is create a pool of questions and determine their sequesnce in the Flow.
The Pool is the basis for this form – if you do not wish to add a flow, that’s alright – the form’s default flow (questions sequence) will derive from the pool.

Creating the pool is really simple:
1- Press on the ‘Add Question’ icon to add a question to the pool.
2- Once you have added all of your questions you can change their order. You can also edit them using or delete them.
3- Groups may also be created by choosing certain questions from the pool.
4- That’s it basically… once you finished adding questions you can save the form and use it ‘as is’. If you do so, the questions in the published form will be displayed in the order they appear in the pool. Read all about the pool.
5- If you wish to change the flow or even adding conditions, making the flow compound, you can do so in the Flow (Which I will talk about in my next post).