In a Nutshell
The Report View feature, allows you to view and enter smartform details directly into the PDF report, making for an intutive smartform experience.
Enable Report View
In order to use the Report View feature, you must check the
Enable report view feature option as pictured below:
A Closer Look
The following smartform elements can be applied to a PDF form in Report View.
For additional details on smartform details, refer to the following guide.
|Subchapter||Subchapters become very useful for complex or lengthy scenarios.|
|Label||Can be used to organize and define sections.|
|Table||A powerful table element. Users can include any element type to align with business requirements and customer needs.|
|Drop-down menu||Create and define a drop-down menu.|
|Number Input||A field for numerical entries.|
|Attachment||To add attachments such as images and other files.|
|Attachment Picker||A more powerful attachment element.|
|Calculation||Allows users to run a pre-defined calculation.|
|Checkbox||Keeps the smartforms moving from start to finish.|
|Picker||a scenario-based drop-down menu.|
|Series||Like a template within a template. The Series element allows users to combine all elements together to guide specific scenarios or actions that may occur.|
|Status||A user-defined status field. This can be very useful for follow-up activities.|
|Signature||An essential component of every smartform.|
Report View Settings
The Report View Settings option provides additional control over the apperance and position of smartform elements that overlay a PDF form.
The following details can be viwewed in this tab:
|Color||Color picker. The display color of the smartform element.|
|Page Number||Read-only. The page number on which the smartform element is located.|
|Font-color||The font-color of the text entered/displayed in the smartform element.|
|Font Size||Read-only. The font size of the text entered/displayed in the smartform element.|
|Width||Read-only. The width of the smartform element.|
|Height||Read-only. The height of the smartform element.|
|Top||Read-only. The position relative to the top of the page of the smartform element.|
|Left||Read-only. The position releative to the left of the page of the smartform element.|
Report View Workflow
Add New Templateoption and choose a PDF form to import.
Import PDF Form
|Note:||Only PDF-format documents can be imported and edited using the Report View feature.|
When the form has been successfully imported, you will be redirected to the Report View of the Designer:
Add Smartform Elements
After a PDF form has been successfully imported, you can then drag and drop smartform elements into the corresponding sections of the form.
By double-clicking on the smartform element, you can then give a title, enter predined text (such as a prompt for the technician completing the smartform), or add additional nuance to the field in the Advanced Settings, where you can, for example, apply a visibility condition:
|Note:||Refer to the following guide for more information on Basic and Advanced Settings for smartform elements.|
Once you’re finished, your template will look something like this:
After you have completed dragging and dropping smartform elements onto corresponding fields, you can then release it by clicking on the status indicator and selecting the
Next you will need to decide what to do with other versions of the template (if other versions exist):
Finally, you can go ahead and release it.
The PDF form template will now be available for use in the iOS application.
Viewing on Mobile
|Attention:||The “Report View” feature is currently only available for iOS and Android.|
The “Report View” version of the PDF form can then be viewed and completed from the iOS app by completing the following:
Select the smartform that has been created using the “Report View” feature:
You will then be redirected to the smartform, where you can click on highlighted fields and enter information:
When a field is clicked on, the application will use the same data entry features used in the standard smartform tool:
Once completed, you can save the smartform instance, and even have the customer sign on the same form.