Accessing the Designer
To create a new public form, or edit an existing public form, firstly go access one of the existing data list, and click more operations button from the top-right title bar, and select Public form from the dropdown menu.
Click New form button to create a new public form. Or, select an existing public form, and form the more operations menu, click Edit form to open in designer.
Add controls panel
This opens the Add panel from where you can add controls from the Controls panel
There are different type of controls in the controls panel, which are grouped by categories:
- Custom List Fields: Here list or the custom fields you created for this content list. Like the employee list includes fields like Employee name, Contract info, Job title, Location etc.
- Default List Fields: The system generated fields of a data list, which includes item ID, created by/time, modified by/time..
- General: Includes general form layout related controls, which can be used to create well-designed form styles.
- Advanced: Includes advanced style controls, embed control, and submit form button etc.
Click Page from the add controls panel to switch to the Page settings tab.
Background & Container
Set the background color of this form, and the content container style here. Please refer Page Background and Container Styles to learn more details.
Set the default title-field alignment:
- Horizontal: Set the title display on the left of the field control by default.
- Vertical: Set the title display on the top of the field control by default.
Pro Tip: You can change the title-field alignment for each different field control from the control's properties settings panel.
Add custom CSS which will be used on this form. Learn more about custom CSS, please refer: Custom CSS
Thank you page & Redirect
If you check the Redirect to URL after the form is submitted toggle, a text box will appear for you to enter the redirect URL.
Pro Tip: You can configure your internal post-submission activities with the data list's notifications and workflow functions. like send an email, trigger a workflow etc.
The bottom navigation bar
The bottom navigation bar shows you the options to open navigator, or preview your design.
Shows the hierarchy of every element on the page you are currently on. Here, you can visually interact with these elements. Learn more about the Navigator.
Toggles between the preview and design mode of the Designer, allowing you to see how your form will look when published.
Show / Hide the Controls Panel
When using the editor, the default view pins the controls panel to the left side of the screen. It’s useful for when you’re designing, but not so much when you want to preview how everything looks on the page.
One way to collapse the panel is to click the arrow along the right edge of it:
The major area in the Designer is the Canvas. It's where you can interact with the form in real-time. You can select elements, move them around, and edit content right on the page. Learn more about the Canvas.
The top bar
The top bar provides another set of view settings as well as some useful tools to edit temporary variables, actions, save changes and close this designer.
Shows which page you are currently on.
Share form button
Once you get your public form ready, click the "Share form" button to share this form to public access:
Create a shared link and copy the link, or download the QR code. You can also protect the shared link with a password.
Embed this form on your site: Create an embed code to add on your web site.
Click "Disable shared link" to disable this link. You can also set the expiration date to automatically disable this link at the specified date.
Open form button
Click this button to open the shared link in a new window.
Located in the middle of the top bar, these icons allow you to switch between different breakpoints to see and edit the design of your form on these breakpoints.
- Save: Click to save changes of this from.
- Close: Click the close button to exit from the designer model.