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Getting To know The Basic Form Designer Work Area.
 
The Basic FormLogix form creator is designed to help you focus on the creation without having to deal with the design aspects.
By entering a list of questions you can easily create your form. The Basic form editor also allows you to add conditioning to your form, making its flow depend on the user input.
It consists of:

A) Tabs
B) General Toolbar
C) Form Design Area
D) Property Grid - Form Settings

Form Creator WorkArea

           Screenshot of the Form Creator work area.
 

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Tabs
There are 2 Tabs at the top of the form builder. (Same as in the Advanced form builder). the first is the form builder tab, which is selected and the other is the "form data" tab which enables the form owner to manage the data of this same form.

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General Toolbar
The general toolbar is located at the top of the form builder and consists of all the main functions in the system.

The Basic toolbar is divided in to 3 sections:
1-Main
2-Work Mode
3- Pool/Flow Management

Main
This Section consists of all the general functions of the form, such as saving a form, or publishing a form. Listed below are all the options in the 'main' section.

Save Save Save a page.
Preview Show Html A way to test the form without publishing it. Pressing on the button will open the form and allow to fill data in it.
New Form New Page Opens a new form.
Open Open Open a saved form.
Publish Publish Form Publish the form.



Work Mode
This section consists of 2 push buttons that determine what work mode you are in: Pool or Flow.




Pool / Flow Management
This section focuses on the form creation and the options in it differ when you choose the 'Pool' or the 'Flow' work mode. The pool consists of the options to help you collect questions and edit them. It allows you to create a basic form.
The Flow consists of options to add dependencies to the form and change its default flow (default order of questions is established in the pool).
Learn all about the Pool
Learn all about the Flow

Pool consists of:
 
Add Question (to pool) Add Question A way to add questions to the pool. There are 6 types of questions: Textbox, Textarea, Email, Numeric Textbox, Radio Button and Listbox.
Edit Question Edit Question Allows you to edit the questions in the pool: their names, their type, whether they are mandatory and their answer options (in multiple choice questions)
Clone Question (Selected question) Clone Question This option enables to easily create a new question on the basis on an existing one. All that's needed is to select a question and press on the 'clone' icon.
Add Group (to pool) Add Group The group allows you to assemble questions under one unit and have them presented together once the form is published.
Edit Group Edit Group Allows you to edit a group: its name, the questions in it and their order of appearance. It also provides the option to delete the group.
Delete Delete This option allows you to delete a selected question in the pool.
Move Up Move Up Allows you to change the order of questions in the pool by selecting a question and moving it up.
Move Down Move Down Allows you to change the order of questions in the pool by selecting a question and moving it down.

Flow consists of:
 
Add Question (to flow) Add Question This option opens a list containing all the questions in the pool, allowing you to create your flow (by adding questions).
Add Group (to flow) Add Group This option opens a list containing all the groups in the pool and it allows you to add groups to the flow.
Delete Delete Allows you to delete a selected question in the flow.
Delete Delete This option allows you to delete a selected question in the pool.
End Form (Stop) Delete Allows you to add a 'stop' sign at any point in the form, thus bringing it to an end.
Move Up Move Up Allows you to change the order of questions in the pool by selecting a question and moving it up.
Move Down Move Down Allows you to change the order of questions in the pool by selecting a question and moving it down.

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Form Design Area
The design area is the most functional and dominant part of the form creator.
It is a white empty canvas, where the form creation (Pool or Flow) take place.

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Property Grid - Form Settings
The Property Grid provides information about the form and element settings.
This information can be changed.
It is located on the right side of the form creator screen.
Form Settings focuses on general aspects of the form: form name, form height, etc.
It consists of:

Form Name A textbox in which the user enters the form name.
This name will later on appear in the form's window title, in the email subject and "from" name, and also in your form list.
Form Description A textarea in which the user enters a form description.
This text will also appear in the published form header under the form name.
Thank You Message A field in which the form owner can enter a short message which will appear once the form is submitted.
For example: Thank you for filling in my form.
Post Submit Url A field for entering a Url the form should redirect to after it is submitted.
The Url must be valid and start with http or https. For example: http://www.bbc.com
Leaving this field empty means that the form will not redirect anywhere.
Disable Access to Previous Answers Once you turn on this checkbox the 'previous' button in your published form will not be displayed and the form filler will not be able to go back and change his/her answers.
Display as single group Once you turn on this checkbox on all the form questions will be displayed in the published form in one group (with a scroll if needed).
Style. The basic form does not have a flexible design however you can still change its style by choosing the fonts and colors of the sections in it. Read more about Style.