We have made a video tutorial on the basics of the form builder. This shows you how to add and edit question blocks.
Principles of the form builder
As you may have noticed, our form builder is a bit different from traditional form builders. Let us explain some principles of our form builder.
Intended for smartness
The form builder is intended to build smart forms. Smart forms need logic and that's what the form builder helps you with. It shows a visual presentation of the flows in your forms.
- The top-down direction shows the order of the question blocks inside the form;
- The left-right direction shows decisions inside the form that can be taken depending on the input of your respondents.
Start and End
When you start a new form, all you see is a green and red bubble. Those two bubbles indicate the starting and ending point of your form. In between those, we're going to create our form.
The actual content of your form gets determined by the question blocks you add. Each question block contains its own content, depending on the question type and enabled block features.
For each question block you can select the question type. The question type takes care of the input control that is associated with each block. Examples of question types are Text, Multiple choice, Matrix, Upload. Next to that the question type determines which block features are available.
On the left of the question block pane, you'll see a list of block features. These are switches you can toggle to add content and settings to each question block.
All question blocks are placed within clusters. Clusters are the containers for the questions you're asking. You can use clusters to add logic and create cuts inside your form.
Branches for logic
To create the necessary logic for smart forms, you use so called branches. Branches determine what condition(s) must be matched to enter a certain branch.
Underneath each branch you can fill in the follow up, containing the question blocks and/or logic that respondents get to see when they have entered a certain branch in the form.