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How to Create a Web Form

How to create a web form:

1. Open the application and click Form. You will see the default form for the selected application.
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An example of a form
2. Add the web form elements into the form. In the Ribbon, click on the button which stands for the element you want to add to the list:

Name

Description

New Panel

An element of the form, which can contain multiple form elements, including fields, attachments, tab panels, rich text fields.

Tab Panel

A panel with predefined tabs: Description, Discussion, Time Spent, History, Subtasks, and Workflow Viewer. You can add new tabs, customize existing tabs, or remove tabs in the Tab Panel.

Attachments

An element of the form to contain attachments.

Static Text Area

An element of the form to contain formatted text.

3. Organize the form elements by dragging them to the required position. You can delete unnecessary panels by selecting a form element and pressing the Delete button on the keyboard.
4. Select a form element in the middle area and customize its settings in the right area. Depending on the type of element, only some of the below settings may be available:

Name

Description

Main

Set the display name and prompt text for the form element. The prompt text appears inside the form element as soon as the page is opened, so users immediately know what it is for. You can also hide the form element name or place it above the element.

Size Settings

Switch between manual and automatic resize modes for the form element.

Layout

If the form element has child elements, set the layout for them. You can choose the horizontal or vertical layout.

Edit

Select the check box to enable editing data in the form element and select the editor type. For example, for a Reference field you can select one of the following:

Reference explorer — an element, which allows a user to perform instant search, when the results are displayed immediately as the user types.
Drop-down list box — an element, for which the list of all available values appears when clicked.

Formats

Select one of the formats of date representation. Available for Date/Time fields.

Dimension

Set the width or height of the element, if the manual resize mode is specified.

Padding

Set the left and top padding values. Padding is the amount of space to insert between the parent element's margin or border and its subordinate elements.

5. Preview the form layout by clicking the Preview button in the Ribbon.
6. When the form is ready, click Save.
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Previewing the form

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