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2014-01-20 - Self-Grading Quiz
What: Self-Grading Multiple Choice Quiz, will allow you to turn any web form into a multiple choice quiz that provides the user real-time results feedback.
Why: Allows the quick development & administration of quizzes for educational professionals.
How: Click the My Forms tab located on the menu bar. Then click Form Editor under the same menu. Next, add or edit a `Radio Button`. Towards the bottom-center of the dialog box enter the correct answer in the `Self-grading Quiz Key (Answer)` box. This question now becomes part of the quiz.
2013-10-02 - Advanced Search
What: Advanced Search for Download, will allow you to qualify records, to be downloaded, with your own search criteria.
Why: More flexibility in producing custom form results download files.
How: Click the My Form Results tab located on the menu bar. Then click Form Results Download under the same menu. Next, click on the Advanced Search link.
2013-07-12 - Today`s Date Prefill
What: Today`s Date Prefill, will populate a text field (of your choice) with the current date.
Why: Using the `read-only` function along with this feature ensures that today`s date passes through to your form results unchanged.
How: Click the My Forms tab located on the menu bar. Then click Form Editor under the same menu. Next, click on any text field (or add a new one), check the box labeled `Current Date`.
2013-06-02 - Performance Mods
What: Performance Enhancements speed up all aspects of the web site and allow for a greater concurrency of tasks.
Why: These enhancements significantly cut the wait time for both form development & form processing, making a more pleasant web experience.
How: Enhancements like: advanced connection pooling; revised database purge techniques; and more frequent database reorganizations are automatic and require no action, on your part, to start enjoying the benefits.
2012-04-09 - Mobile Friendly Format
What: Our Mobile Friendly Format Link, when clicked, produces a web form page that comfortably fits in the small screen of most mobile devices.
Why: This page format will consolidate all fields on the page to a single column, with top-to-bottom label alignment. Several other programming enhancements make the text & fields larger and easier to read, while limiting left-to-right scrolling.
How: Click the Integration tab located on the menu bar. Then click Hosting/Link Options under the same menu. Next, click on the the `Create Mobile Link` button in the `Mobile Friendly Format Link` section.
2011-12-16 - Reply Email
What: Reply Email is now automatically set to your client`s email address if: `Form Results Setting` is set to `Email` and their is at least one field on the form with an email edit.
Why: This feature allows you to respond directly to your `form results emails` by using the reply button.
How: No action necessary to invoke this feature. If the `Form Results Setting` is set to `Email`, and their is at least one field on the form with an email edit, `Reply Email` will automatically happen.
2011-12-08 - Column Headings
What: Column Headings are now available for self-totaling product lines.
Why: This feature allows you to describe each element of your self-totaling product lines, column by column. Examples include Product Description, Unit Price, Quantity and Line Total.
How: Click the My Forms tab located on the menu bar. Then click Form Editor under the same menu. Next, drag `Section Heading` from the `Add Items Box` to immediately above any self-totaling product line in the form area. When the blue box appears, click `Convert to Column Headings`, then fill in the appropriate boxes.
2011-11-06 - Zero Quantity
What: A Zero Quantity starts the quantity drop down menu or text field at 0 instead of 1, for all self-totaling lines on the form.
Why: This feature eliminates much confusion with selecting products & services, when the quantity is already set to 1. Also, if Zero Quantity is selected, it eliminates the need for a checkbox on any self-totaling line.
How: Click the My Forms tab located on the menu bar. Then click Miscellaneous Forms Settings under the same menu. Next, check the `QTY=0` and save.
2011-09-18 - Different Form Switch
What: A list of all of the forms in your portfolio is now available at the top/center of most of our pages. Clicking on one of the forms in the list will immediately navigate to the clicked form, showing the same page function.
Why: This feature increases your navigation options, allowing you to get around our site more efficiently. Switching forms now can be accomplished with one click.
How: This feature is available at the top/center of most of our pages (after login).
2011-08-24 - Calcs align with Totals
What: Create a spreadsheet style calculation total that is physically aligned with the totals from the self-totaling lines on the page.
Why: This feature allows a seamless integration of the two types of calculations we offer (Self-Totaling Lines and Spreadsheet Style Calcs). They already work together at the calculation level and now also at the visual level.
How: From the Form Editor page, click on the Edit Item link of any text box field with a calculation option. Next, click the check box labeled Align with Totals.
2011-03-12 - Group Checkboxes
What: Group Check Boxes Horizontally allows you to align check boxes next to each other, similar to a radio button format.
Why: This feature gives you more control over the format of your form.
How: From the Form Editor page, click on the Edit Item link of any check box field. Next, click the check box labeled Group Horizontally. If there is a check box immediately above it the two check boxes will reside next to each other after this function is completed. This also works when adding new checkboxes.
2011-03-01 - Form Submission Limits
What: A Form Submission Limit shuts down your form based on specific criteria of your choosing. (e.g. `class full`, `item sold out`, `this offer is limited to the 1st 100 applicants`).
Why: This feature gives you more control over who and how many clients fill out your form. Shut down the form when the class is full; when your out-of-stock of a particular item; or for any criteria you can think of.
How: Click the My Forms tab located on the menu bar. Then click Miscellaneous Forms Settings under the same menu. Next, click the `Form Submission Limit` link located in the first slot.
2010-12-11 - Form Creator Version 3.7
What: The latest version of our form editor (Form Creator v3.7) has been released. New features include same page editing and wysiwyg display.
Why: This allows more ease in creating or modifying `Form Creator` forms.
How: Click on Form Editor located under the My Forms tab of the menu bar.
2010-11-20 - Form Field Grid Lines
What: Form field grid lines add a certain degree of professionalism along with better readability. In the case of certain types of forms (like product order forms, loan applications & employment apps), grid lines make your web form look a lot like it`s paper equivalent.
Why: This feature adds style and readability to any form. Also, self-totaling lines can be arranged to look like the old classic paper order form & invoices from day past.
How: From the Form Editor page, click on the Edit Item link of the field receiving the grid lines. Next, click on the grid lines check box usually located right underneath the `Cancel` button.
2010-10-31 - Field Level Fonts
What: Each individual item label on your form can now have a different font family and font size. Instead of all sub-headings limited to one font; all field labels limited to one font; and all comments limited to one font, each individual item can receive it`s own font.
Why: This allows for a more flexible format when creating `Form Creator` forms.
How: From the Form Editor page, click on the Edit Item link of the field receiving the new font. Next, select the appropriate font family and font size usually located right underneath the `Label`.
2010-10-28 - Not Viewed Form Results Search
What: When looking for specific form result transactions, you can now isolate all of the transactions that have never been viewed (usually new transactions), by invoking the `Not Viewed Only` option.
Why: This feature saves time in locating specific types of transactions.
How: Click the My Form Results tab located on the menu bar. Next, click the Form Results Inbox tab located on the same menu bar. Finally, check the `Not Viewed Only` checkbox and click the `New Search` button This feature is also available under `Advanced Search`.
2010-10-27 - Inbox Unread Count Icons
What: Immediately after login, you can now tell how many new/unviewed form result transactions have come in. A mailbox icon with the unviewed inbox count is now displayed for each form in your portfolio. When unviewed form result are available, the mail box will also move from side-to-side.
Why: This feature saves time and adds convenience to your form data experience.
How: This feature is available on the All My Forms page, Which is displayed immediately after login.
2010-10-26 - Page Width
What: You now have the ability to adjust the width of your form page. As the page width increases, the form border get smaller and smaller until it disappears completely. The form border can also be removed by changing it`s color to the same color as the page background.
Why: This option allows for more flexibility in designing and creating beautiful/intelligent forms.
How: Click the My Forms tab located on the menu bar. Next, click the Form Title/Page Style tab located on the same menu bar. Finally, select the appropriate page width within the `Form Border:` drop down box.
2010-10-15 - Multi-Page Form & Conditional Branch
What: Create a multi-page form with the ability to branch to any page based on the answer to a question. Form results are displayed on a single multi-page report or multiple single-page reports.
Why: This option allows our members to create beautiful/intelligent multi-page forms. This in turn shortens the length of each individual form, helping to keep the interest of the user. The conditional branch option allows you to tailor form pages to specific answers, showing less irrelevant material to your users.
How: Click the Integration tab located on the menu bar. Then click Multi-Page Form & Conditional Branch tab under the same menu.
2010-10-03 - Menu Bar Enhancements
What: The navigation of our web site is now much easier. A new menu bar enhancement, displays a sub-menu upon positioning the mouse over a main menu item, instead of having to click it.
Why: A few of our members requested this feature to save time getting around the site. Saving a click here and there will add up.
How: The menu bar is located on the top of every web page of our site (only after login).
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