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Author Mode

Author Mode enables you to customize the appearance of behavior of your forms, without writing code or using an IDE, including:
  • choosing which fields to display, and in which order

  • choosing field display formats, labels

  • grouping fields

  • specifying rules that control when a field is visible, enabled, or other visual properties (e.g., color)

Author Mode

Authorized users can access Author Mode as shown below:



Field Grouping

You can group fields like this:


By specifying this (via the "book" icon in the upper left of the form area):



Conditional Styles (e.g., visible, enabled)

In this example, we want to show Base Salary only for Exempt employees.  We click the gear for Base Salary, and specify the setting below.

So, this field will be visible / hidden as you step between rows, or change rows.

Observe that this operates as you type.  For example, if you insert a new row, Base Salary will not be visible until you specify employee type as exempt.



Form Title

By default, the system selects a column with a suitable name for the form title.  See the default title for a Beverage, below:



You can use Author Mode to control this, as shown here for a title for first + last name: