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    Suggestion. Tidy up back, next, reset and submit buttons

    Asked by NRCsupport on February 16, 2014 at 07:19 PM

    I'd ike to suggest that instead of two different types of "field" one with back and/or next buttons, and one with reset and/or submit buttons, you should have a single field type which could contain any combination of these buttons.

    In particular on the last page of a multi page form, it should be easy to have a back button and the submit button on the same line. At present the back button has to be below the submit button, which looks bad. Also in the editor it seems that anything after the submit button is not shown, so you actually can't see that you have a back button below it.

    With my proposal the buttons would all use the same format. At present there is a difference in the darkness of the text between the two fields. Also it would be possible to include a reset button at the bottom of each page. Maybe even with the option ofresetting the whole form or just the current page. It would be useful to have a button to return to the first page of the form without resetting the data.

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    Answered by ashwin_d on February 16, 2014 at 09:56 PM

    Hello NRCsupport,

    Thank you for your suggestions.

    The functionality of back/net and submit button is entirely different. I am not sure if it will be feasible to display all the buttons in the same line.

    The page break functionality is an independent functionality which shows a button after submit button to go back to the previous page.

    I will be happy to send the feature request to our back end team but your question have multiple requirement. We can only send one feature request per thread. I would request you to create a new thread for your question related to having reset button at the bottom of each page.

    We will wait for your response before we send the feature request ticket to our back end team.

    Thank you!

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    Answered by NRCsupport on February 17, 2014 at 03:41 AM

    Thanks. I hope that my reply is not repeated. I got a parmanent Please Wait when I tried to submit before.

    OK, I'll create a second thread. So to clarify, the request in THIS current thread is for a single 'button' row to be able to include any combination of the next, back, reset and submit buttons, and that the buttons should all be styled the same. (At present in the plain form, the text darkness differs).

    This change would automatically give me my wish for a reset button on each page

    I agree that the functions of the two sets of buttons differ, but from the user point of view, they are all options to take at the and of a page or at the end of the form.

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    Answered by TitusN on February 17, 2014 at 08:35 AM

    Hello,

    Thank you for the feedback.

    Yes, this thread would be covering this. (a single 'button' row to be able to include any combination of the next, back, reset and submit buttons)

    Like my colleague said, you can actually style your form such that the submit button and the next button have the same look, line-position and feel.

    The reason why they cannot be combined in the form builder is because of the feature disparity - however, CSS resolves this by applying the similarity through styling.

    I have submitted a feature request to that end - there is no timeline to implementation, but in the meantime we could assist with a workaround that would require you to use the form's source code.

    Please open a new ticket with the form you would like to appear as per your description above, and we shall be happy to assist with styling.