Creating a Form


To create a Form, you must be either the Story Owner or Admin. 

 

To create a form, firstly click on the Story Setup dropdown on the Toolbar in the top left corner of your screen as shown below. From here you can selectManage Forms, where you can create new forms or make amendments to existing forms. 

 

                                                        

 

You will now be presented with a Manage Formwindow as shown below. In this window it provides you the ability to Create New Form or make amendments to existing forms. 

 

Creating a Form 

  1. From an open story, click the Story Setup Dropdown in the toolbar (at the top left of the screen) and click “Manage Forms” to open the Form Dialog box. 

  1. Click the Create New Form button (as pictured below). 

  1. From the form dialog window, you can amend the fields that are on the form and the requirements each field has. This is covered in “Editing an existing form” below. 

 

 

 

Done! This is how you can create a new form to capture ideas in multiple ways and create new items using a form. 

 

Editing an existing Form 

 

By default, each new form you create will list Name, Description and Category properties for inclusion on your form. It will also include the Publish property, which you can set to true or false. 

 

You can select which attributes you wish to have included in the form, by pressing the Select Fields to show button in the middle of the dialog box. 

 

Whilst you cannot remove these properties from the form, you can specify whether and how they are displayed to the user. By selecting “Hidden”, this means that the property will not appear on the form. This allows you to predetermine some of the properties if you wish, for example, select the category you wish the items generated from the form to go in to, and then hide the property so no one can change what category their items are assigned to. 

 

You can also choose what properties are Required to be completed, excluding Name and Category as these properties must be included when generating an item. Additionally, the Category property must have a default value selected from the list of existing categories, as default it will be the first category in the list. 

 

Default Values can be given to any other property you include in the form. For example, in the Description field you could prompt the user by entering a default value of “Keep it short and to the point” or “(In 5 words or less)”. 

 

All properties displayed on the form can be given a Display Name that better helps convey what information you are wanting from the user. For example, you may want to change Name to “What’s your idea?” and Description to “Give a few more details”. This allows you to personalise the context of the form that fits your needs. 

 

Previewing your Form 

 

Previewing your form can be done by clicking on the Open form in new window button as highlighted below. This will generate a window which will show you how your form looks to other users. 

                                               

 

 

At the top of the form, it indicates what action the form is being used for, in this case, creating a new item and not editing an existing item.