Creating and deleting forms

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To create a form, you must have at least Designer access in the database ACL.

If the form you need is similar to one that exists in the same database, another database, or a Domino® Designer template, copy the form and then modify it.

To create a new form

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Procedure

  1. In an open database, double-click Forms in the Applications Navigator, and then click New Form. Alternatively you can choose File - New - Form or Create - Design - Form.
  2. In the New Form dialog box, assign a name, select the application if necessary, and click OK.
  3. Design the form. Create fields, text, and other elements on the form.
  4. Choose Design - Form Properties to assign form properties.

To copy an existing form

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Procedure

  1. In an open database, double-click Forms in the Applications Navigator, and then select a form. Alternatively you can select a form in the Applications Navigator.
  2. Choose Edit - Copy to copy the form to the clipboard.
  3. Open the database you want to copy the form into and double-click Forms in the Applications Navigator. Alternatively you can position the cursor in the open application in the Applications Navigator.
  4. Choose Edit - Paste to paste the copy into the list of forms in the target database.

Results

If you are copying a form from a different database, resources such as shared fields and shared images are not sent with the copied form. You must copy shared resources separately to the new database.

To delete a form

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Remove a form when users no longer need it. After you delete the form, documents that were created with the deleted form are displayed with the default form instead. After you delete a form, to prevent users from receiving a "form can't be found" message, create an agent that reassigns the form name.

For information on using agents to reassign documents to a new form, see Using agents to update documents affected by form changes.

Procedure

  1. In an open database, double-click Forms in the Applications Navigator, and then select a form. Alternatively you can select a form in the Applications Navigator.
  2. Press DEL or choose Edit - Delete.
  3. Click Yes to confirm.