- DandelionWebMarketingAsked on August 30, 2017 at 05:08 PM
Is there any way I can add headings? I have 6 categories of pastry. It will be hard to manage if everything is in one long list.
Are there other, similar apps to this one? If I can't make section headings I'm not sure if this will work.
- JotForm SupportBDAVIDAnswered on August 30, 2017 at 05:10 PM
On regards of section headings, do you mean like adding sub-categories in your payment fields? That is possible, but in the Legacy Layout, simply switch from New Layout to Legacy Layout through your form settings:
Then follow this guide: https://www.jotform.com/help/178-How-to-Have-Sub-Category-or-Sub-Labels-on-an-Order-Form
- DandelionWebMarketingAnswered on August 31, 2017 at 03:32 PM
I don't think i mean payment sub categories. I mean this is a menu and order form for a bakery. So there's a section for croissants, a section for pies, a section for cakes, etc.
- JotForm SupportMikeAnswered on August 31, 2017 at 03:53 PM
The new layout is not customizable. You may consider disabling the new layout from account settings: https://www.jotform.com/myaccount/settings
Then, creating a new form. With the standard layout you will be able to add headings, sections, have a single or multiple page form and do other customizations. You can also perform calculations without the purchase order field.
If you need any further assistance on this, please let us know.
- DandelionWebMarketingAnswered on August 31, 2017 at 04:23 PM
The problem with BDAVID just taking part of my original thread and turning it into a new question is you don't get the context. I was looking for a specific form solution that would allow me to set up something like a product menu without the ecommerce integration. So I was recommended to try the Purchase Order App.
It is very close to what I need. Except - I can't see that I can add headings using this App.
So my question isn't can I add headings in general, but can I add them to this specific App.
- DandelionWebMarketingAnswered on August 31, 2017 at 04:25 PM
Also, I don't really get what you mean by "the new layout." I had a blank page. I added the Product Form app. There was no layout selection involved in the process. Can you clarify?
- JotForm SupportBDAVIDAnswered on August 31, 2017 at 05:07 PM
We have recently launched a "New Form Layout", which is totally different from the "Legacy Layout". New users are by default signed up to the new layout, but they have the option to switch to "Legacy Layout" in order to accomplish things such as the one you are trying to do, which is adding sections in your form.
Once on "Legacy Layout", you can add form collapses or headings to create sections, example: https://form.jotform.co/72426361380857
- DandelionWebMarketingAnswered on August 31, 2017 at 08:59 PM
But will I be able to create headings or sections within the product order app? Because from what I understand, you can only use that app once per page. Is that true?
- JotForm SupportBDAVIDAnswered on August 31, 2017 at 10:29 PM
You can only add one payment field per form. The only way would be making products with zero price, and make them look as headings through CSS injection: https://www.jotform.com/help/178-How-to-Have-Sub-Category-or-Sub-Labels-on-an-Order-Form
- DandelionWebMarketingAnswered on September 12, 2017 at 11:14 AM
Thanks BDAVID. That form looks very close to what I am trying to do. The main difference now is that I want to be able to indicate a quantity. Not just a checkbox. Someone can order 2 croissants. Or 12. We need a quantity field.
Will that still be an option? Will I do this using the same order form app that I am working with already?
It seems like in the new layout Jotform is trying to compete with typeform - where people will see one question at a time. Although its great that you've added that ability, I can see many many cases where seeing the whole form or pages at a time, like in the legacy layout will be preferred. Do you think at any point the "legacy" will end?
- JotForm SupportChriistianAnswered on September 12, 2017 at 12:14 PM
It is possible to add Quantity option to your product on your payment field. Please check this guide for more information: Add Quantity Option to Items on Purchase Order.
Regarding on your last question "Do you think at any point the "legacy" will end?", currently, we have no way of knowing that.
- JotForm SupportChriistianAnswered on September 12, 2017 at 04:22 PM
The form created by my colleague - https://form.jotform.co/72426361380857 - does not involve widgets or apps. The fields are plain dropdown fields. Please see below.
If you are not requiring a payment in your form, you can do just as shown by my colleague in his form. You can also clone it. Please see How to Clone an Existing Form from a URL
- DandelionWebMarketingAnswered on September 12, 2017 at 04:34 PM
But I don't want a drop down - I want a quantity. And how did he add in the sub total at the bottom of the page? When I try to add a field, whether drop down or number, the field takes up the whole width of the screen and the label is above it. There used to be a field for telling field to fit better, to shorten up so they might flow side-by-side. But now I cant find it anywhere.
I definitely switched to legacy layout, but every new field is still in it's own box. Why?
- JotForm SupportMikeAnswered on September 12, 2017 at 04:59 PM
You can use the Number fields instead of the Dropdowns. The calculations are added with the Form Calculation widget fields (see this guide).
Here is a quick example:
You may need to create a new form to have it in a standard layout.
- DandelionWebMarketingAnswered on September 12, 2017 at 05:07 PM
So is there no way I can change a form and make it a legacy layout? Or check what layout it is in?
Do I seriously have no choice but to start all over? And do I have no choice but to choose Legacy or default at the account settings level? It is all or nothing??
Mike, that is what I am saying. There is no "shrink" option for me.
- JotForm SupportMikeAnswered on September 12, 2017 at 06:35 PM
When you see a single field per a form page, this is our new layout.
You may check if the Form Layout switch option is available under the Form Settings.
Alternatively, we can try to switch it from our end. However, you cannot convert the Purchase Order items to the standard Number / Calculation fields.
- MetroPrintandMailAnswered on September 12, 2017 at 06:46 PM
- MetroPrintandMailAnswered on September 12, 2017 at 06:48 PM
One thing that was pretty nice about the Purchase Order app was the ability to have a photo with each item. Do you know a way that I can still do that if I use the number fields with headers?
Also - where is the field that will calculate and total up my order?
- JotForm SupportBDAVIDAnswered on September 12, 2017 at 08:12 PM
You can add image field, and position them next to products: https://www.jotform.com/help/328-How-to-Position-Fields-in-JotForm
On regards of perform the calculation to get the total, firs assign values to your products: https://www.jotform.com/help/301-How-to-Assign-Calculation-Value
Finally, perform the calculation using a Form Calculation widget: https://www.jotform.com/help/259-How-to-Perform-Form-Calculation-Using-a-Widget