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This section provides tips and help on common issues with forms in a web page

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  1. Form Mail Tutorial
    A PDF of this tutorial is available for download by clicking on the link at the foot of this article. IntroductionA form is way of allowing your website users to respond to the site by email. The form may be designed to simply provide a means of commenting on the site, through to complex order ...
  2. Using Bebosoft's FormsToGo with Freeway
    Making forms which can be validated is something that Freeway can do very quickly and easily by using the Send Form Action (see http://www.softpress.com/kb/questions/416/). However, the Send Form has some limitations, so if you find that you need functionality which is not supported by the Actio ...
  3. Creating a Menu/List on a Form in Freeway
    If you want to offer visitors a selection of options to choose from in a form you can create a choice of different Checkboxes or Radio Buttons (see the KnowledgeBase article at http://www.softpress.com/kb/questions/290/) or you can offer a drop down list of options for the visitor to choose from ...
  4. Creating a Submit or Reset Button in Freeway
    When you create a form on your Freeway page you will need to create a Submit button for the visitor to click on so the form (and the information entered in the form fields) is sent as an email to the recipient specified in the Send Form Action or PHP Feedback Form Action. The simplest way to cre ...
  5. Using Radio Buttons and Checkboxes in Freeway
    "Radio buttons" and "Checkboxes" are two of the standard set of HTML form items. A radio button lets a visitor choose from one of a list of different options by clicking on the radio button so that it shows a black dot inside. A checkbox lets the visitor choose one or more options within a group ...
  6. Using a "Captcha" in Freeway
    To prevent spam attacks on forms, many sites use a "captcha" - which is a method whereby the visitor needs to retype a distorted graphic of letters and number, or sometimes it can be a simple question (which a spambot won't be able to answer) to verify that a human is sending the form. You can s ...
  7. Controlling the Size of Text Fields and Areas
    The size of form items such as text fields and text areas is based on the number of characters, so the default value of 12 will allow for 12 characters to be entered. The size of the form item in Freeway will look slightly larger than it will in the browser. To fix this you can do one of two thi ...
  8. Putting a simple search feature on a website
    The simplest way to add a search feature to your site if you are using Freeway Pro 5.5 or newer is to use the Simple Site Search Action that comes built into Freeway. Details can be found in this Simple Site Search knowledge base article. If you are using Freeway Express, or an older version of ...
  9. Lining Form Items up in your Page
    The best way to ensure that your form fields line up neatly is to place them in a table. This will ensure that if one particular browser is displaying them at a slightly larger size (which can happen particularly on a PC) the other items will still line up properly. To place a form item inside ...