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From a form designer's point of view, a form is a collection of pages containing information and input fields that end-users will navigate through to perform a task (for example to complete and submit an online application). Some pages in this collection are mandatory and cannot be deleted as they carry certain functionality. 

When a form is created from a "Blank Form" template, it includes 4 pages: 

  • Start Page - a mandatory page, main purpose of this page is to inform users what the form is for and provide a button to start the form. No input fields are allowed on this page as the form is not instantiated till the user clicks on the Start button.
  • Data Entry Page (named First page) - a page you can modify (rename it, add information and input fields, define validation, add styling, etc.). You can add as many such Data Entry Pages to a form as necessary, placing them between Start and Submission pages in the order they will be presented to users. Data Entry Page can be deleted at any time.
  • Submission Page (named Last page) - a special type of Data Entry Page which contains a button that allows users to submit completed form. This page is mandatory, it can not be deleted. 
  • Confirmation Page (named Completed page) - a page which displays a message to users when the form is successfully submitted. No input fields are allowed on this page as the form at this stage is already submitted. You can delete this page.

At the very least a form will contain Start and Submission pages. An example of such form would be a simple Request form with few input fields. You can create the form from "One Page Form" template.

Form is assembled from form components. Pages are special type of form components, they work as containers for other components and represent sections of the form that are shown to users one at a time. You display information on a page using Asset form components and collect user information using Input Field components (Text Field, Choice Field, etc).  See {Form Components} for more details. 

When a form is published on a web page and a user starts the form, by clicking on the Start button, the form session related to this user is instantiated and the user is presented with the first page, Page Links panel is displayed at the top and Form Controls panel at the bottom. 

Page Links panel contains links to pages of the form (except the Start and Confirmation pages). It displays pages in a sequence you placed them in the Visual Designer and, depending on configuration, allows user to switch to a particular page at any time by clicking on the relevant link.  

The Form Controls panel consists of Navigation buttons (Next and Previous), Progress bar (main purpose of which is to show user which page is completed and which is not) and Action buttons (Quit and Submit).

You can customize the above panels through {Form-level Properties} in Visual designer. For example,  you can rename buttons in the Controls panel, limit number of pages to be displayed in the Page Links panel, set one-way (forward only) navigation.




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