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Filling in an external form
#1
Hello Everyone,

I'm new to the forums as well as this product. I'm evaluating the free edition of the form tools and I'm trying to figure out how to check what my form looks like.

Here is my goal:

I want users in our company to be able to create/modify their own forms. It would have to be placed on a website (or a direct link) to the form. So that potential hires that don't work for our company can access a link and then fill out the form online. (Seems simple enough I know!)



However! My problem is I can't seem to find a way to access my form that I created for testing. I want to be able to see how it looks and so on.

The other question I have is the paid version of this software. Is it worth it?
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#2
Hello

I agree with you. I just started this up and it appears that I am also missing something. Where can you view the form online.

Do you create a form first then connect form tools to it.

The installation documentation is fantastic. However what do you do next to see the form?
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#3
It sounds like maybe you created an internal form? If so, you'll only be able to fill it out after logging into Form Tools.

Here's some documentation on internal vs. external forms: http://docs.formtools.org/userdoc2_1/?page=form_types

If you created an external form, you'll simply go to the address of the external form (wherever you uploaded it to) and fill it out. You can then view the submissions when you log in to Form Tools.

As far as paying for any modules, I would highly recommend the Form Builder Module if for allowing the administrator to easily create new forms and publish them on your website.

-Alex
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#4
Hello

I think I have to pay for the Form Builder Module, yes?

Will this work with a captcha?

The other questions I have is:
1. When the user fills out the form will the user get a copy of what she filled out? (YES/NO)
2. I also need or someone in our office needs to get a copy of the e-mail and the fields on the form she filled out. Is this possible?

3. So the user filling out the form gets a copy via e-mail and a e-mail goes to an e-mail letting us know what she filled out.

Captcha and the user and another e-mail getting a copy of the filled out form after submit is processed. If this can happen it would be great.
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#5
You certainly don't have to have the Form Builder Module, but if you want to make external forms without needing to know any HTML, yes you will need it. It makes it super easy.

Yes, you can use Captcha: http://modules.formtools.org/form_builde...ps_captcha

1) Yes, you can set an email template to send an email to the person who submitted the form and/or anyone else you choose. You can create the template to include all of the data from the form. See the documentation here: http://docs.formtools.org/userdoc2_1/?page=emails

2) Yep, you can have as many recipients to the above as you want.

3) Yes, both the submitting user and any recipients of your choice can get a copy.
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#6
Hello

Sorry to be so ignorant:

1. I build my form on my web page with every thing i want on it.

2. I actually have the form I want made however it is not tied to formtools at the moment

3. If I create a form on my website with a captcha and required fields what do I have to do.

4. This is on a PHP page on a Linux server

5. So where do I start the form that exist now uses a page that displays a new page for fixing the fields that were not filled in corretly


What is the best way to do this. The form I have now does not have a captcha and it just started getting hit on a regular basis. So I have to change my form because the form I am using will not work with a captcha.

Let me know what I should do and get this started.


(Apr 19th, 2014, 9:59 AM)alexh Wrote: You certainly don't have to have the Form Builder Module, but if you want to make external forms without needing to know any HTML, yes you will need it. It makes it super easy.

Yes, you can use Captcha: http://modules.formtools.org/form_builde...ps_captcha

1) Yes, you can set an email template to send an email to the person who submitted the form and/or anyone else you choose. You can create the template to include all of the data from the form. See the documentation here: http://docs.formtools.org/userdoc2_1/?page=emails

2) Yep, you can have as many recipients to the above as you want.

3) Yes, both the submitting user and any recipients of your choice can get a copy.

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#7
Sounds like you have a good start by having the HTML form done. I would suggest reading the documentation and following the tutorial. The documentation is very well written and will be easier to follow than for me to try to explain here.

You'll need to follow the directions for using API.
http://docs.formtools.org/tutorials/api_...page_form/

There is another tutorial for adding captcha.
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#8
(Apr 21st, 2014, 11:44 AM)alexh Wrote: Sounds like you have a good start by having the HTML form done. I would suggest reading the documentation and following the tutorial. The documentation is very well written and will be easier to follow than for me to try to explain here.

You'll need to follow the directions for using API.
http://docs.formtools.org/tutorials/api_...page_form/

There is another tutorial for adding captcha.

Hello

where do I get the api do I download it to my site?
require_once("path/to/form_tools/global/api/api.php");

It appears I am missing something in this documentation.


Hello

Using Opera I know have full access to the site. I understand where the api is now.

it was not formtools fault for some reason in Florida USA I was not getting to the complete site.

I am going to try this again

I would also like to apologize for being so ignorant.
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#9
It is part of the Form Tools installation. If you are missing any files I would suggest reinstalling.

It should be there though.. You will just need to update the above path depending on your server. If the path is /user/public_html/form_tools/global/api/api.php then you will make that modification. Then continue to follow the tutorial instructions to make the next required changes.

Good luck!

Alex
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#10
Thanks for all your help Alex! Always appreciated!

Cheers,

Joe
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