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Form Builder


Overview

The Form Builder is the place where you will spend most of the time when building a form. Here you will be able to add fields, set validations, set the form’s schedule and almost every aspect of your form’s functionality.

The Interface

The Form Builder is divided into two main columns: The left column is the preview of your form, whereas the right column is the main interface where you can add fields, change field properties and change the properties of the form.

The preview section displays a preview of your form. However, the theme is not displayed within the preview. So if you are using any theme other than the default, you will be able to see the result on the live form only.


Adding Fields

To add fields to your form, click the field buttons on the right column of the Form Builder. You can also drag the field from the right column into the preview area of your form.

Ordering Fields

To move a field to any position on your form, simply click the field on your form preview area and drag it up or down to the desired position.

Field Properties

When you click a field on the form preview area, the field properties tab of that field will be displayed. Depending on the field type, the field properties tab will display any applicable setting for that particular field, including the label, rules, size, options, and guidelines, etc. You can click on the Help icon next to each option/property to access detailed information regarding the property.

Form Properties

Similar to the field properties tab, the Form Properties controls almost any aspect of the form. You can change the form’s title, language, processing options, protection and limit, schedule, etc.

You can click on the Help icon next to each option/property to access detailed information regarding the property.

Creating a Multi-Page Form

When you have a form with many fields, it’s a good practice to split your form into multiple pages to ensure that the length of your form won’t overwhelm your clients and cause them to abandon your form.

Creating a multi-page form is very simple within MachForm. Simply drag a “Page Break” field into the form preview area and a new page will be created.

You can then drag/add fields into each page.