You can use IBM
® Forms Designer to create a custom template that contains the items you want displayed on every wizard page.
Some examples of what you can have in your custom template:
- Your company name and logo
- Buttons to print or submit a form
- A web link for user help or information
- Outline bars or boxes with different background colors for improved user look-and-feel.
Limitations of a custom template for the Forms Wizard Creator:
- A custom template must be a single page; if you attempt to use a multiple-page template, only the first page is used to generate the wizard.
- The custom template is not intended to contain an entire form.
- The template should not contain navigation buttons. Navigation buttons are added by the Forms Wizard Creator.
- This template is only for use with the Forms Wizard Creator, it should not be used as a template for general form design.
To create a single-page custom template for use with the Forms Wizard Creator:
- Click File -> New IBM Form.
The New IBM Forms Wizard opens.
- Select Finish to create a blank form.
The Properties Window opens.
- Click OK to accept the default properties and close the Properties Window.
- Add items such as an Image for your logo, or Text Label for your company name, to the form.
Adding items to a template is identical to creating a form.
- Save the template.
Templates do not require a special extension, however you may want to create a folder to keep templates stored separately from forms.
The Form Wizard Creator has a content section of 413 pixels high by 789 pixels wide which is inserted at the following coordinates: X: 7, Y: 142. Ensure that no template items are located in the area the content pane occupies. If the content pane is inserted over template items, move the pane out of the way, reposition the form items, then replace the content pane.
Note: To see the coordinate location and size of any item on a form, hover over the item.
When opening the Forms Wizard Creator, you can select to import your custom template rather than using the supplied templates.
Parent topic: Templates