Creating pagesAdded by IBM on May 2, 2012 | Version 1 (Original)
|When you create a new form, by default it consists of one page. This section describes how to add pages to your form, as well as how to set page properties.
When you create a new form, by default it consists of one page. This section describes how to add pages to your form, as well as how to set page properties.
It is best to keep a form as simple as possible, so add extra pages only when required. There are times, however, when additional form pages are required. Some reasons for additional pages are:
Parent topic: Developing forms
- Screen-sized forms — Typically, users do not like to scroll. It's often a good idea to limit the size of each page to the size of the user's screen. To convert a legal sized paper form into a screen-sized form, you will need to create several pages, and logically group the kinds of information you are collecting onto separate pages.
- Screen and paper form system — If you want to provide an easy-to-use on-screen form but also want to print out the collected user input, you can use a multiple-page form to do both. Create the screen-sized forms for collecting information from the user, and then create a final printing page that maps all user input to items on the printing page. Then set up the form to print only the printing page.
- Wizard forms — You may want to create a form that resembles a software application wizard. This type of form consists of a sequence of several small screens, each of which asks the user to answer a few questions.
Adding new pages
Add additional pages to create a multi-page form.
Moving between pages in the Designer
Use the Outline view to select which page to work on in the Designer.
Setting page properties
Page properties control the default properties of items that you insert onto pages. For example, if you want all items on a page to use the same font, you could set the font in the page properties.