Form Input Objects

With eight different types of form input objects at your disposal, you can enable two-way communication between users and your web site. Determine what information you want to collect from your users, and then add buttons (either standard or graphical), checkboxes, radio buttons, dropdown lists, text entry boxes (fields), free text areas, or file upload objects to design the best form for your purpose. Then open the Form Editor dialog box and set the properties of the form object, so that it looks and behaves exactly as you want it to.

To add a form input object to your SiteSpinnerô project, simply click the button in the Forms Bar that is associated with the type of input you want, and then click the page that is open in the Work Window. The selected input object is added to the page where you clicked.

Using editing tools available in the Work Window, you can move an input object to another position on the page, and you can scale (make larger or smaller) any form object, except checkboxes or radio buttons. You can edit the components of input objects, such as applying shading or an outline border, using the Quick Properties Editor dialog box or the Shading Editor or Geometry Editor dialog boxes. However form input objects cannot be skewed, rotated, or flipped.

This section discusses each type of form input object and its uses. It also offers some tips on creating simple yet powerful forms you can build into your web site.

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