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Show Headers & Show Text

Show Headers and Show Text fields are used when you want place text or headers above or below fields. This can be used for Instructions or for navigation.

In the picture above you see the format for the field in the configuration. In this case we are using this field for two purposes. The first one is for person filling out the form as seen in the "Input Prompt". This divides a section of the form with a name. In this case we are calling it "Interactive Elements". The bold HTML code appearing in the name field makes it stand out when you are looking at all the configurations fields.

In the "Admin Prompt" we are using the field not just as a separator but also as a bookmark. The "A name=" assigns the field a bookmark name. We will show you how to create the bookmarks when we cover "Show Text" field. Notice that we are aligning the field to the center of the page and we are specifying a color for it. In this case we are using color number codes to specify the color, but you can just say "blue" if you don't want special colors. Color codes can be found by Google search.

The following link shows how the "Show Header" field appears in Admin:Header Field in Admin

The "Show Text" field configuration is shown above. The full text for admin is: <A href="#bus">Business Details</A> <A href="#shop">Shopping Cart Fields</A> <A href="#adv">Advertising and PR<br></A>
<A href="#pagelt">Page Lists</A> <A href="#admin">Lead Admin Section</A> <A href="#inter">Interactive Elements</A>
And of course you need to place the actual bookmark code in the field you want it to go to:<A name="admin"><b>Lead Admin Section</b>

This is how the "Show Text" field looks in the admin: Show Text in Admin

This configuration view: Show Header with 2 Purposes show how you can create a "Show Header" field with two different purposes. In admin this serves as a divider for a different section. On the web page this thanks the person and tells them that we need some additional information. The submit button here: Submit as Continue is used as a continue button.
Continue Button*

Here is a view of how the "Show Header" appears on the web page: Show Header on webpage Notice the full message in Purple on the top of page. This choice allows a user to either continue or quit. The settings on this table saves the form in table after only one page is filled out. So you have the ability to create larger forms without losing any information that was already filled in by using the table options and dividing the form into several pages.
While the message appears on the webpage to encourage the person to continue, the "Interactive Elements" appears in Admin to describe the section below it and is a bookmark that allows administration personnel to navigate to the section quickly.

A note here about Date fields. Date fields are used in two ways.
  • Free Form
  • Pulldown List
You will notice that certain date fields are created automatically when you create the Table. These include:
  • Date Added
  • Date Modified
Also created are
  • IP
  • ID
These field are used by the Database to locate and display tables.

There is a field I mentioned earlier on the elements 1 page and I said I would give you an explanation of. This is the Group field.
The group field is for limiting the fields to show. One could make a database table and potentially create several forms that access different sets of fields. For example, one meant for the public, and another for the owners of the form. One can choose any code, or number or letter, and as long as one enters the same one for several fields, they can potentially be grouped together. Whether we do so depends on the settings in the HTML page that presents the form. For example, if you have 20 fields for the table, and 5 of them are marked with 'signup' as a group, and the form is included in a page that specifies it only wants the 'signup' fields, you only see those 5 fields. But in the admin you'd see all 20.
So this might be useful if you need to access different fields on different web pages. However a working knowledge of programming is needed to encode the web page. If you need this please contact us.

This concludes all of the fields configuration. Coming soon will be how to use the reports function built into Online Forms Generator and how to use our tagging system to categorize records in different ways.

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