How can I sort forms alphabetically?

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    olethelion
    Asked on April 14, 2010 at 11:58 AM

    Right now they can be dragged and dropped, but I don't see an option to make the alphabetizable (if that's a word).

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    abajan
    Answered on February 27, 2011 at 09:55 AM

    Hi olethelion

    Presently, that is not possible but I will submit this as a feature request because I think it would be quite useful for those with many forms, like yourself. (104 forms is "nothing to szeeze at" as they say).

    Initially, I was going to suggest that in the interim you could create 26 folders (one for each letter of the alphabet) and move your current forms into them according to their names. But after examining the arrangement of your forms and folders, that might not be your best solution and might actually worsen the situation. At any rate, moving such a large volume of forms would have been a tedious task.

    However, if you do decide to go that route, to make things a little less tedious, instead of dragging such a large volume of forms, I would suggest moving each of them via the following method:

    (You probably already know about this but it is also for the benefit of others browsing the forum for solutions to their myriad problems) While on your "My Forms" page (or within one of its folders), right-click the bar of the form you want to move and from the contextual menu (see below) select "Move To a Folder" > either select an existing folder or create a new one:

    I'm sure our developers will eventually include a "Sort (ascending or descending)" feature where users would be given a choice of arranging their forms not only alphabetically but by also by date created and possibly even number of fields they contain. By default, they are already sorted in ascending order by their dates but over time I would imagine that some of the forms may get moved out of their correct positions.

    Just thinking aloud so that our developers can easily read my thoughts!

    Thanks for asking because questions like these help us to identify clients' needs and improve our service for everyone.

    Enjoy your day.

    P.S. I Googled "alphabetizable" and surprisngly, it is indeed a word! :)