A form is made up of a series of elements. You can easily add, move and delete elements in your form.
On This Page
- Adding an Element
- Moving Elements
- Undo a Change
- Change Settings for Multiple Elements
- Delete an Element
- Using Quick Links Menu
To insert an element below an element already on your form, right-click the element and select Insert New Form Element. Choose the form element you want to insert. The new element appears immediately in the Form Workspace. You can now edit the Form Element Properties for your new element.
You may prefer to insert elements into the Form Workspace. Move your mouse pointer to the location where you want to insert a new element. Right-click and select Insert New Form Element. Choose the form element you want to insert. The new element appears immediately in the Form Workspace. You can now edit the Form Element Properties for your new element.
If you're working on a multi-page form, first move to the page on which you want to place a new element. Then insert an element as described above.
You can move elements around in the Form Outline Panel. Click to select the element you want to move, then drag it to its new position. You see the new arrangement on the Form Workspace.
To move several elements at once, select them by clicking the first one then Ctrl+Clicking the other elements. Drag the chosen elements to their new location. You can also move elements to a different page in a multi-page form.
You can undo any operation by clicking the Undo button. The feature keeps track of all your editing changes, whether you make them in the form workspace or in the element properties. Click Undo once to undo your last change, or click it repeatedly to reverse several of your most recent changes. Note that Undo tracks edits up until the last time the form was saved. When you save the form, the Undo queue is reset.
You can change the value of many common properties for several elements at the same time. You might want to do this, for example, if you wanted to make some fields mandatory for your form user by changing the property Required to a value of true.
- In the Form Outline panel Ctrl+Click each of the fields you want to change.
- Locate the property in the appropriate panel.
- Change its value.
Most form elements share a set of common properties. In addition, each individual form element also has its own unique properties. When selecting multiple elements, any changes you make to the properties that are common to those elements will immediately apply to all of them. When the elements in the selection each have different values for a common property, the value will indicate <mixed>.
In either the Form Outline Panel or the Form Workspace, find the element you want to delete. Then right-click the element and choose Delete Selected. You can delete only one element at a time.
When you click on an element in the Form Workspace, the Quick Links menu appears immediately below the element.
The name of the field is followed by two icons. Clicking the first floats the property panel. Clicking the second brings up a context-sensitive menu for this element. For example it might include Insert New Form Element, Delete Selected, Save Selected, and Duplicate.