Display Mode

Normally, when a page contains a form, that form is displayed as the page loads. This is the standard and most common way to display forms. But sometimes you would want to display the form in a popup when a link is clicked, or just display some text and redirect to a different page for the actual submission of the form.

All these options are possible with Action Form, and are configured from the first section labeled Step 1: Initialization.

Initialization Options

  • Always Visible (Static Form)
     Always Visible creates a static action form. Go to the Static Form menu for instructions on how to create a static action form.

  • Own Page (Separate web page)
    Own Page creates a separate page for the action form. When you click on a link it redirects the browser to another web page. Go to Separate Web Page for instructions on how to create a separate web page for the action form.

  • Inline (With Text Placeholder)
    Inline creates an action form that is inline with the text. It is also referred to as a Text Placeholder. Go to the
    Text Placeholder page for instructions on how to create an action form that is inline with text.

  • Pop Up
    Popup creates an popup action form that is a modal javascript dialog box. Go to the Popup page for instructions on how to create a popup action form.
You will need to specify one of these options to define how you want the form to appear when the user clicks on a link. By default the form will use the first option, so it appears as a form the first time the page loads.

You can access these options by clicking on the Open Form in drop down box on the Display Mode (Step 1: Initialization) page.

  • The Open Form In drop down box is identified with the blue arrow on Figure 1.
Figure 1: Identifies Open Form In drop down box