TemplatesAdded by IBM on January 17, 2014 | Version 1 (Original)
|Templates provide a structure for your forms, allowing for faster and easier form creation. Templates can be chosen from samples provided within the Forms Designer or can be custom-made.
The following describes the types of templates that are available to form designers:
Parent topic: Developing forms
- Sample form templates: Pre-made templates provided with the Designer.
The Designer includes the following templates:
- Aqua Horizontal Tabbed Wizard
- Aqua Vertical Tabbed Wizard
- Earth Horizontal Tabbed Wizard
- Earth Vertical Tabbed Wizard
- Custom form templates: Custom templates created by you or other form designers in your organization.
- Background image templates: Images of existing paper forms that guide you in recreating the original form.
- Content management system form templates: Public templates are created for content management systems. Public templates allow form information to be used within a system management workflow to activate additional processes. Public templates do not display user information to the general public.
Creating forms based on templates
You can use templates to help you get started create a form. Templates can provide a basic form structure, create a common look and feel, or add commonly used elements to your form.
Creating Forms Wizard Creator custom templates
You can use IBM
® Forms Designer to create a custom template that contains the items you want displayed on every wizard page.
Identifying your custom template
When you add a new template to the Designer, you can also add a description and a preview image of the form. These steps are optional, but can help you to quickly identify each template if you are distributing your templates to other users in your organization.
Using background images as templates
If you have a paper form and are recreating it in the Designer, you can scan the form and use the scanned image as a background or template in the Designer. Use this background image to guide you in replicating the form. Adding background images is done using the Advanced Designer Perspective.
Integrating with workflow systems
markers are used to interface Designer forms with backend workflow systems. Form items marked as Public
can be mapped to workflow tasks in the workflow system. "Public"
does not mean the information a client enters is available to the general public.