Completing Forms

 

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With ProntoForms, filling out mobile forms is incredibly intuitive. No special training is required; all that is needed is a basic understanding of general navigation on your mobile device.    

 

Basic Question Types 

Textbox/Text Area

Tap on the box to enter text. Some fields will only accept letters; others will only accept numbers.

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 Yes/No

A Yes/No question allows a single checkbox to be checked or unchecked. Tap on the box to check/uncheck.

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Android

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 Button Group

Button group questions allow the user to select one option out of a possible five. Tap to select.

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Android

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 Dropdown and Radiobutton Questions

Dropdown questions allow users to select one answer from a list of options. Tap to view the options. The options available may vary depending on answers to previous questions.

Radiobutton questions are similar. The options are listed directly within the main screen of the form. Both dropdown and radio button questions allows users to select only one answer.

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Multiselect Questions

Multiselect questions are similar to radiobutton questions, but allow users to select more than one answer.

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 Date/Time and Duration Selectors

These questions collect Date only, Time only, both Date/Time, or Duration.

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 Image Attachment

The image attachment tool allow users to either attach an image already saved on the device, or to take a new photo and attach it to the form.

iOS

Android

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 Signature Capture

Signature capture fields allow users to add their signature on a form. Simply tap on the question, draw a signature on-screen by touch, and select Done/Save. Select Clear to erase a signature and start over.

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Android

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 Barcode

Barcode questions allow users to scan a barcode with the camera of the mobile device. This is supported on most, but not all, devices that have a fairly high resolution camera with auto-focus. If the camera on your mobile device does not have auto-focus capability, you can still capture and decode barcodes, however you must manually place the camera and/or barcode so that is in focus.

Advanced Question Types

The Sketch pad control allows users to draw on an image or a blank page using an array of drawing tools.

Credit card payments can be collected directly in ProntoForms. ProntoForms is currently able to take credit card payments using PayFirma and Innerfence.

Question Behaviour

 Required

Required questions must be answered before proceeding to the next page of a form or submitting a form. Any type of question can be a Required question. On iOS devices, Required questions are marked with an asterisk. On Android devices, text entry fields will show the text "Required." If a user attempts to move to the next page without answering a Required question, an error message will appear advising the user that there are unanswered Required questions.

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 Read-Only

Read-only questions are not editable on mobile devices. These fields usually either contain data filled out by an administrator in the case of a dispatched form, or are auto-populated/pre-filled based on selections made earlier in the form. A lock icon will be displayed next to the data to indicate its read-only status.

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Auto-populated Questions

Some fields can be auto-populated (auto-filled) based on previous answers in a form.  For example, the first question in a form might ask for a customer name to be selected from a list.  The following questions can then be auto-populated with other information, like the customer's address and contact information. Learn more about configuring form questions to auto-populate.

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Skip Logic

Some forms will contain questions that make use of Skip Logic.  This allows users to skip a page (or pages) if a certain answer is selected.  For example, a work order may have several pages where a user can enter parts required for a job. At the end of the first page, there could be a question like "Enter more parts?"   If the user is done entering parts, they could select "No" to skip past the rest of the "Parts" pages.  Select "Yes" to continue to the next page in sequence to enter more parts.

Learn more about configuring skip logic when building forms.

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