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ScreenMan Forms

ScreenMan Forms Introduction

The basic steps to prepare and present screens to the user are:

  1. Design the physical layout of the screens and determine data editing rules.

  2. Use the Form Editor to create the form.

  3. Test the form.

  4. Invoke the form from an application.

The Form Editor, described in its own chapter, provides sophisticated tools for creating new forms and editing existing ones. The Form Editor facilitates the composition process from the initial design through editing and completion. It allows you to place blocks and fields wherever you wish on the screen and later to select and drag them to new positions. In addition to allowing you to experiment with the "look" of the screen, the Form Editor eases the process of positioning pop-up pages, blocks, captions, and edit windows.

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Reviewed/Updated: March 4, 2007