Great news! We've recently added more form and survey templates for educators to the template collection. These templates let account owners create new forms using existing questions and/or designs as a fast way to get started. The education form templates contain examples of forms designed with classes in mind, such as:
Occasionally form owners ask how to add a print button on the form or Success Page. The typical scenario for printing begins with organizations wanting an offline way to collect results. For example, if the organization has customers at an event or gathering where offline completion is easier.
Order forms, registration forms, surveys, etc. are all possible to print and complete. Once the form owner receives the completed printed forms, they can input the results through the form or in bulk using the Results -> Import function.
The form owner can print the blank form or save as a PDF file, or provide instructions for the visitor to print. See how a little custom code can display a print button or replace the submit button entirely.
A consistently popular feature for Formsite form owners is the ability to create PDF documents from form results. Form owners connect the form to an uploaded PDF template file to receive custom-formatted results. As an evolution of this popular feature, form owners now have the ability to create Word documents, too.
Custom documents from form results make many tasks easy, like:
- Personalized documents, contracts, etc.
- Easily shared and printed results
- Requests and receipts on letterhead
- Lots more!
Formsite’s Google Drive and Sheets integrations recently received an upgrade! Google’s G Suite helps organizations with collaboration and productivity tools. Google Docs, Google Sheets, and Google Drive among others let organizations share cloud storage. The G Suite Shared Drive lets members view and edit files in the drive without the need to share each file separately.
What's the difference? With individual Google accounts, users create and share Google Docs, Sheets, and Drive files with specific people. Other sharing options include an entire domain or even public.
Individuals belonging to a G Suite organization, however, can create and contribute to the shared drives. Instead of each person setting each file’s permissions, this lets a group of people access a common area with permissions set by the owner.
Some online forms need a signature, such as contracts, application forms, and approvals. The form captures the signature through a mouse or touch-enabled device and saves it as an image. Formsite’s Signature item allows forms at all account levels to collect signatures on their online forms and surveys.
Signatures appear as links in the form's Results Table like other images. Clicking the link to the image in the Results Table opens the image for viewing. Signature images share some similarities and differences with files uploaded to the form:
- Both appear as links in the Results Table
- Images and Signatures display as inline images in the Table format. This is the default format for viewing individual results, Notifications, and PDFs.
- Mapped and displayed with custom PDFs and Workflows
- Cannot delete them from the Results Table like uploaded files
- Signatures do not get sent through the file integrations
Formsite order forms allow form owners to collect payments for products or services. The payment integrations enable PayPal payments, credit cards, or paying by check for convenience. Sending receipts commonly occurs after successful payments using the form’s Notifications settings. Form owners can set the form to send email after successful payments or before, depending on the need.
Some examples of Notifications with order forms are:
- Order receipts (after the successful payment)
- Donation Thank-you (before the payment)
- Recurring subscription (before and after the payment)
Formsite forms are popular with website building services like WordPress, in part due to the easy embedding. Form owners can copy and paste the embed code provided with every form to display the form on the website. Viewing the form as part of the site itself makes for a seamless and convenient user experience. The WordPress plugin makes it even easier for WordPress sites to display Formsite forms.
- Raw HTML or script plugins
- Iframe widgets
- Text editors
- Template files
WordPress provides a way to use plugins to include content with their own code, called shortcodes. Formsite’s WordPress plugin lets site builders embed their forms anywhere using a shortcode.
Formsite makes building online forms easy and every form has a unique link. The form URL directories identify the account and form to display, and URLs are unique for every form. Creating a Formsite account assigns random character values for the directories initially. Account owners looking to customize the directory values can do that, too.
Reasons to customize the Formsite form link include:
- Branding compliance
- Differentiate separate forms
- Descriptive titles
- Use a new form at the same link
Modifying the URL isn't the only way to create a custom URL. Form owners can also embed their forms into another website, making the form accessible at a completely custom link. For customers looking to customize the form link, keep reading to see how it's done.
Creating surveys, quiz forms, and order forms sometimes requires some extra processing. For example, a quiz will need to track correct answers and display the number or percentage correct. Many form types need to assign scores to answers and Formsite’s Scoring feature lets form owners do that.
Some examples of scoring needs include:
- Surveys: Score each answer in a scale to get a ‘weighted’ total
- Quizzes: Score correct and incorrect answers
- Order forms: Assign scores to help with custom calculated costs
- Advanced: Use scores to trigger rules
Formsite’s integrations let form owners connect online forms to other online services. The Salesforce integration, for example, allows form owners to create new Salesforce records from form submissions.
Salesforce lets organizations understand their customers through their data. They display the data to show customers' needs to help focus sales and marketing efforts. With Formsite, collecting data and creating new Salesforce records makes for a powerful customer data combo.
New users of Salesforce often ask how to create new records, and Formsite forms provide a fast and easy way to collect customer data.