Upon opening or creating a new form, the Form Editor loads with the Design subtab as the default view. The following subtabs are also included to allow users to set additional features for a form:
These subtabs are discussed in the Form Editor Subtabs section.
The Form Editor Design subtab consists of 3 main parts (see following image):
The toolbar area, by default, includes the following toolbars from left to right, separated by vertical lines in the screenshot below:
Each of these toolbars can be shown or hidden via the toolbar's contextual menu (right-click).
The Palette gives easy access to items that can be incorporated into forms, organized into five drawers:
Each of these drawers are discussed in the remaining sections of this chapter.
Several palette layout view options are available. The default layout is List, in which all available items are listed in a scrollable list with an icon and full name for each. The other layout options include a column arrangement, icons only, and icon with full name and a brief description.
You can also use the palette context menu to:
Lastly, you can click on Settings in the contextual menu to set general Palette settings. A full list of the palette customization options can be found in the Developer Reference section.
The Editor Area facilitates the graphical design of forms. By default, vertical and horizontal rulers are shown with pixel units. Alignment guides can be created by clicking anywhere on the ruler.
The Editor Area can be customized by accessing the contextual menu (right-click in an empty space on the Editor Area) and clicking Preferences. The following are some of the features that can be customized. A full list is given in the Developer Reference section.
The following section discusses how to get started with designing a form.