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Input Fields

Input fields are commonly used for forms fill-in, such as with revisable PDFs, or with activeFORMz. Available input field types include:

Check Box
Combo Box
List Box
Push Button
Radio Group
Text Area
Text Box
State Button
Selection Button
File upload Button
Signature
Hidden Field

Check Box
General Tab
Name
Input data field name.

Width
Text box width in decipoints.

Height
Text box height in decipoints.

Opaque
If set, the control will have an opaque background the color of the “Background Color” property, otherwise, the control will be transparent.

Background Color
Text box background color.

Enabled
(Default checked) When unchecked, the text box input field will become shaded.

Advanced
Include in tab order
(Default checked) If kept checked, this option will include the text box in a tab order determined by the order the fields are defined in the project file.

Event Enabled
(Default unchecked) If checked, the field is enabled for the creation of change-based rules.

Tip Text
Include a text tip when the mouse scrolls over the text box input field.

Vertical Alignment
Options include baseline, top, middle, and bottom.

Options Tab
Label
The text that will be displayed next to the check box.

Initial State
Indicates whether the check box is to appear checked or unchecked.

ComboBox
General Tab
Name
Input data field name.

Width
Text box width in decipoints.

Height
Text box height in decipoints.

Opaque
If set, the control will have an opaque background the color of the “Background Color” property, otherwise, the control will be transparent.

Background Color
Text box background color.

Enabled
(Default checked) When unchecked the text box input field will become shaded.

Include in tab order
Check this option if you would like to include the text box in a tab order determined by the order the fields are defined in the project file.

Event Enabled
(Default unchecked) If checked, the field is enabled for the creation of change-based rules.

Tip Text
Include a text tip when the mouse scroll over the text box input field.

Vertical Alignment
Options include baseline, top, middle, and bottom.

Data Tab
Values
List of data items that can be selected from a drop-down list.

Value
The text that will initially be displayed in the combo box field.

Options Tab
Editable
Enables the user to enter a value into the combo box field to perform a search. Note that options must be in alphabetical order.

Auto Popup
Displays the list of values to choose from in the combo box. Note that options must be in alphabetical order.

Input Length
Limits the number of characters displayed in the combo box after an item has been selected.

List Size
Limits the number of items displayed in the combo box.

Auto tab when full
Once the combo box has reached the specified limits, an auto tab to the next item will be issued.

Select on focus
Causes the text in the field to be selected (highlighted) when a field gets the focus.

ListBox
General Tab
Name
Input data field name.

Width
Text box width in decipoints.

Height
Text box height in decipoints.

Opaque
If set, the control will have an opaque background the color of the “Background Color” property, otherwise, the control will be transparent.

Background Color
Text box background color.

Enable
(Default checked) When unchecked the text box input field will become shaded.

Include in tab order
Check this option to include the text box in a tab order determined by the order the fields are defined in the project file.

Event Enabled
(Default unchecked) If checked, the field is enabled for the creation of change-based rules.

Tip Text
Include a text tip when the mouse scroll over the text box input field.

Vertical Alignment
Options include baseline, top, middle, and bottom.

Data Tab
Choices
List of items by which the user can select from.

Single Selection
Check box permitting the selection of only one item from the list of choices.

Values
Data placed in document corresponding to the user selected index(es). Note, if there are no items in “Values” then the items in “Choices” is used.

Value
Allows one to specify the initial selection(s) of the ListBox field.

Max Output Lines
Set the number of line the value of the input field will take when in .efd format and used as a data file.

PushButton
General Tab
Name
Input data field name.

Width
Text box width in decipoints.

Height
Text box height in decipoints.

Opaque
If set, the control will have an opaque background the color of the “Background Color” property, otherwise, the control will be transparent.

Background Color
Text box background color.

Enable
(Default checked) When unchecked the text box input field will become shaded.

Include in tab order
Check this option to include the text box in a tab order determined by the order the fields are defined in the project file.

Event Enabled
(Default unchecked) If checked, the field is enabled for the creation of change-based rules.

Tip Text
Include a text tip when the mouse scroll over the text box input field.

Vertical Alignment
Options include baseline, top, middle, and bottom.

Options Tab
Label
Information displayed in the input field.

Alignment
Option to align the label fields (left, right, or center).

Mnemonic key
Value associated with a drop down list of pre-defined instructions.

RadioGroup
General Tab
Name
Input data field name.

Width
Text box width in decipoints.

Height
Text box height in decipoints.

Opaque
If set, the control will have an opaque background the color of the “Background Color” property, otherwise, the control will be transparent.

Background Color
Text box background color.

Enable
(Default checked) When unchecked the text box input field will become shaded.

Include in tab order
Check this option to include the text box in a tab order determined by the order the fields are defined in the project file.

Event Enabled
(Default unchecked) If checked, the field is enabled for the creation of change-based rules.

Tip Text
Include a text tip when the mouse scroll over the text box input field.

Vertical Alignment
Options include baseline, top, middle, and bottom.

Data Tab
Labels
List of data items by which the user can select from.

Values
Representation of the data items corresponding to the choice(s) selected.

Value
Select a value from the Value list that will be the default selected item.

Orientation
Displays choices vertically or horizontally across the form.

Text Area
General Tab
Name
Input data field name.

Width
Text box width in decipoints.

Height
Text box height in decipoints.

Opaque
If set, the control will have an opaque background the color of the “Background Color” property, otherwise, the control will be transparent.

Background Color
Text box background color.

Enable
(Default checked) When unchecked the text box input field will become shaded.

Include in tab order
Check this option to include the text box in a tab order determined by the order the fields are defined in the project file.

Event Enabled
(Default unchecked) If checked, the field is enabled for the creation of change-based rules.

Tip Text
Include a text tip when the mouse scroll over the text box input field.

Vertical Alignment
Options include baseline, top, middle, and bottom.

Data Tab
Value
Text can be entered in this field which will be displayed when the form is first opened.

Select on focus
Causes the text in the field to be selected (highlighted) when a field gets the focus.

Display with border
Includes a border around the input field.

Max. Output Line
Set the number of lines the value of the input field will take when in .efd format and used as a data file.

Text Box
General Tab
Name
Input data field name.

Width
Text box width in decipoints.

Height
Text box height in decipoints.

Opaque
If set, the control will have an opaque background the color of the “Background Color” property, otherwise, the control will be transparent.

Background Color
Text box background color.

Enable
(Default checked) When unchecked the text box input field will become shaded.

Include in tab order
Check this option to include the text box in a tab order determined by the order the fields are defined in the project file.

Event Enabled
(Default unchecked) If checked, the field is enabled for the creation of change-based rules.

Tip Text
Include a text tip when the mouse scroll over the text box input field.

Vertical Alignment
Options include baseline, top, middle, and bottom.

Options Tab
Value
Enter a value that will appear in the input field when it is viewed in eReader.

Input Length
Character length of the input field text box.

Mode
(Default Normal) Options available are:
Normal – Allows you to enter any character into the value field when a eFORMz document file is produced.
Secure – Characters entered into the text box will appear as asterisks (****).
Display Only – Displays only the value entered in the Value field.

Auto Tab when full
When a TextBox is full with the number of characters specified in the Input Length field an auto tab will be issued to the next input field.

Select on Focus
Causes the text in the field to be selected (highlighted) when a field gets the focus.

Display with Border
Includes a border around the text box fields.

State Button
General Tab
Name
Input data field name.

Width
Text box width in decipoints.

Height
Text box height in decipoints.

Opaque
If set, the control will have an opaque background the color of the “Background Color” property, otherwise, the control will be transparent.

Background Color
Text box background color.

Enable
(Default checked) When unchecked the text box input field will become shaded.

Include in tab order
Check this option to include the text box in a tab order determined by the order the fields are defined in the project file.

Event Enabled
(Default unchecked) If checked, the field is enabled for the creation of change-based rules.

Tip Text
Include a text tip when the mouse scroll over the text box input field.

Vertical Alignment
Options include baseline, top, middle, and bottom.

Options Tab
Selected Label
The text that will be displayed as the selected label.

Unselected Label
The text that will be displayed as the unselected label.

Get Labels from URL
(Default unchecked) When checked, retrieves labels from a URL.

Initial State
Indicates whether the check box is to appear checked or unchecked.

Selection Button
General Tab
Name
Input data field name.

Width
Text box width in decipoints.

Height
Text box height in decipoints.

Opaque
If set, the control will have an opaque background the color of the “Background Color” property, otherwise, the control will be transparent.

Background Color
Text box background color.

Enable
(Default checked) When unchecked the text box input field will become shaded.

Include in tab order
Check this option to include the text box in a tab order determined by the order the fields are defined in the project file.

Event Enabled
(Default unchecked) If checked, the field is enabled for the creation of change-based rules.

Tip Text
Include a text tip when the mouse scroll over the text box input field.

Vertical Alignment
Options include baseline, top, middle, and bottom.

Options Tab
Selected Label
The text that will be displayed as the selected label.

Unselected Label
The text that will be displayed as the unselected label.

Get Labels from URL
(Default unchecked) When checked, retrieves labels from a URL.

Initial State
Indicates whether the check box is to appear checked or unchecked.

Select Value
The visible value for the label.

Value
The value for the label.

File upload Button
General Tab
Name
Input data field name.

Variable
Drop-down menu to select a variable value.

Width
Text box width in decipoints.

Height
Text box height in decipoints.

Opaque
If set, the control will have an opaque background the color of the “Background Color” property, otherwise, the control will be transparent.

Background Color
Text box background color.

Enable
(Default checked) When unchecked the text box input field will become shaded.

Include in tab order
Check this option to include the text box in a tab order determined by the order the fields are defined in the project file.

Tip Text
Include a text tip when the mouse scroll over the text box input field.

Vertical Alignment
Options include baseline, top, middle, and bottom.

Options Tab
File Types
Enter a constant value or select a variable value containing the accepted file types.

Alignment
Option to align the label fields (left, right, or center).

Mnemonic key
Value associated with a drop down list of pre-defined instructions.

Signature Button
General Tab
Name
Input data field name.

Variable
Drop-down menu to select a variable value.

Width
Text box width in decipoints.

Height
Text box height in decipoints.

Opaque
If set, the control will have an opaque background the color of the “Background Color” property, otherwise, the control will be transparent.

Background Color
Text box background color.

Enable
(Default checked) When unchecked the text box input field will become shaded.

Include in tab order
Check this option to include the text box in a tab order determined by the order the fields are defined in the project file.

Event Enabled
(Default unchecked) If checked, the field is enabled for the creation of change-based rules.

Tip Text
Include a text tip when the mouse scroll over the text box input field.

Vertical Alignment
Options include baseline, top, middle, and bottom.

Options Tab
Display with border
(Default checked) When checked, a border is added around the signature field.

Hidden Field
General Tab
Name
Input data field name.

Width
Text box width in decipoints.

Height
Text box height in decipoints.

Opaque
If set, the control will have an opaque background the color of the “Background Color” property, otherwise, the control will be transparent.

Background Color
Text box background color.

Enable
(Default checked) When unchecked the text box input field will become shaded.

Include in tab order
Check this option to include the text box in a tab order determined by the order the fields are defined in the project file.

Event Enabled
(Default unchecked) If checked, the field is enabled for the creation of change-based rules.

Tip Text
Include a text tip when the mouse scroll over the text box input field.

Vertical Alignment
Options include baseline, top, middle, and bottom.

Options Tab
Value
Select a value from the Value list that will be the default selected item.

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