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The Audio tool allows the user to insert an audio clip into a mobile form in one of two ways:

  • Use their mobile device to record new audio and inset it into the form (mobile users only). The format of the captured audio file will depend on the mobile device that captures it.
  • Inset an existing audio clip that is stored on their desktop/laptop into the form (web client users only). Compatible audio formats include: mid, mp3, ra, wav, wma, aac, aif, iff, m3u, mpa, qcp, amr, and 3gpp.

The image below shows how the Audio field looks within a mobile form:

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To listen to submitted audio clips, view the submitted form record in the View Data tab, and then click the View link for the appropriate Audio field (highlighted in red, below). You will be given the option of opening the audio clip in a media viewer, or saving the audio to a local drive.

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Properties

Caption text: The caption is used in most cases to ask the question. In others it may be a column heading. This is a required field. Please keep in mind that captions will wrap when form elements do not fit within the width of the screen. It is important to consider how your captions will be displayed. Captions on a larger screen might look perfect, but on a smaller device, they may be forced to wrap several times. In this situation, a smaller caption should be used.

Hint: Provides additional information to the mobile form user on how a question(i.e., Caption text) should be answered. The Hint font size is smaller than the Caption font size. Use 80 characters or less for optimal display on mobile devices. The maximum number of characters is 500, including spaces.

Additional HTML styling can be applied on hints and captions. See HTML Styling.

Justification: Allows you to apply text justification settings to certain elements of the tool. Choose the appropriate radio button for the Caption and/or Hint fields as follows:

  • L: Left-justifies the text
  • C: Center-justifies the text
  • R: Right-justifies the text

Remove Space: When selected the space Above or Below the tool is Removed. When styling the form this help provide continuity with the layout.

Read only: These settings allow you to control which users can enter data into or edit this field. The settings are as follows:

  • View data edit:Restricts a web portal user from editing this field when editing a submitted form through the 'View data' tab
  • View data new:Restricts a web portal user from entering data into this field when creating a new form through the 'View data' tab.
  • Dispatch edit:Restricts a web portal user from editing this field when editing a submitted form through the 'Dispatch' tab.
  • Dispatch new:Restricts a web portal user from entering data into this field when creating a new dispatch through the 'Dispatch' tab.
  • Mobile:Restricts a mobile user from entering data into this field when creating a form.
  • Web App:Restricts a web app user from entering data into this field when creating a form.
  • Form Links:Restricts a web portal user from editing this field when editing a form that was sent using a form link

Required: These settings allow you to control which users are required to enter data into this field. The settings are as follows:

  • View data edit:Requires a web portal user to enter data into this field if editing and saving a submitted form through the 'View data' tab
  • View data new:Requires a web portal user to enter data into this field when creating a new form through the 'View data' tab.
  • Dispatch edit:Requires a web portal user to enter data into this field if editing and saving a submitted form through the 'Dispatch' tab.
  • Dispatch new:Requires a web portal user to enter data into this field when creating a new dispatch through the 'Dispatch' tab.
  • Mobile:Requires a mobile user to enter data into this field when creating a form.
  • Web App:Requires a web app user to enter data into this field when creating a form.
  • Form Links:Restricts a user from submitting a form link without answering this this field.

Actions

Only display this question if

This is a very powerful option as it allows you to hide form elements, only exposing them if the answer to a question in your form meets the criteria you have set. Being able to hide fields unless they are needed makes form more user friendly. For example, if you have a Choose One question with the answers Yes and No, then you can say "Only display this form element if" the answer to the Choose One is "equal" to "Yes." You can combine criteria with other criteria, thus creating complex criteria for showing/hiding form elements.

Jump to

This option allows you to navigate the user to a specific location in the form based on how they answer the current question.

Data name: Because this is a required field, doForms will default the Data Name to match the Caption or Label. If these are blank, doForms will generate a generic Data Name with a sequential number (such as "untitled10"). Since it is used throughout the system, it is recommended that you enter a descriptive Data Name that is easily identifiable. Nondescript Data Names are difficult to find and select at a later time (e.g. when performing a calculation).

Appearance: Determines the the colors and themes used with the tool and how you can Style your form.

Justification: Allows you to apply text justification settings to certain elements of the tool. Choose the appropriate radio button for the Caption and/or Hint fields as follows:

  • L: Left-justifies the text
  • C: Center-justifies the text
  • R: Right-justifies the text

Remove Space: When selected the space Above or Below the tool is Removed. When styling the form this help provide continuity with the layout.

Read only: These settings allow you to control which users can enter data into or edit this field. The settings are as follows:

  • View data edit:Restricts a web portal user from editing this field when editing a submitted form through the 'View data' tab
  • View data new:Restricts a web portal user from entering data into this field when creating a new form through the 'View data' tab.
  • Dispatch edit:Restricts a web portal user from editing this field when editing a submitted form through the 'Dispatch' tab.
  • Dispatch new:Restricts a web portal user from entering data into this field when creating a new dispatch through the 'Dispatch' tab.
  • Mobile:Restricts a mobile user from entering data into this field when creating a form.
  • Web App:Restricts a web app user from entering data into this field when creating a form.
  • Form Links:Restricts a web portal user from editing this field when editing a form that was sent using a form link

Required: These settings allow you to control which users are required to enter data into this field. The settings are as follows:

  • View data edit:Requires a web portal user to enter data into this field if editing and saving a submitted form through the 'View data' tab
  • View data new:Requires a web portal user to enter data into this field when creating a new form through the 'View data' tab.
  • Dispatch edit:Requires a web portal user to enter data into this field if editing and saving a submitted form through the 'Dispatch' tab.
  • Dispatch new:Requires a web portal user to enter data into this field when creating a new dispatch through the 'Dispatch' tab.
  • Mobile:Requires a mobile user to enter data into this field when creating a form.
  • Web App:Requires a web app user to enter data into this field when creating a form.
  • Form Links:Restricts a user from submitting a form link without answering this this field.

Actions

Only display this question if

This is a very powerful option as it allows you to hide form elements, only exposing them if the answer to a question in your form meets the criteria you have set. Being able to hide fields unless they are needed makes form more user friendly. For example, if you have a Choose One question with the answers Yes and No, then you can say "Only display this form element if" the answer to the Choose One is "equal" to "Yes." You can combine criteria with other criteria, thus creating complex criteria for showing/hiding form elements.

Jump to

This option allows you to navigate the user to a specific location in the form based on how they answer the current question.

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