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To invoke the Form Editor, perform the following steps from the VA FileMan menu:
Select OPTION: OTHER OPTIONS
Select OTHER OPTION: SCREENMAN
Select SCREENMAN OPTION: ? Answer with SCREENMAN OPTION NUMBER, or NAME Choose from: 1 EDIT/CREATE A FORM 2 RUN A FORM 3 DELETE A FORM 4 PURGE UNUSED BLOCKS Select SCREENMAN OPTION: EDIT/CREATE A FORM
You are asked to select a file:
EDIT/CREATE FORM FOR WHAT FILE:
and a form:
At the "Select FORM:" prompt, you can either select an existing form to edit or create a new form by entering a new form name.
If you create a new form, the Form Editor automatically creates one page on that form. The new page is given a Page Number of 1, a Page Name of "Page 1", and a Page Coordinate of "1,1".22.2The Screenman Record Selection page can now be a full Screenman page using a computed multiple pointer, so that the user can select an entry by scrolling up or down. This new feature lets forms contain embedded lookups. You can set this up automatically when you create a form. At the query “Do you want your Form to begin with a display of all entries, for selection,” answer “Yes.” The initial position can be set to be the user’s last selection, rather than first, last, or new.
NOTE: You can also use the programmer mode utility ^DDGF to invoke the Form Editor.
Reviewed/Updated: October 2016