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Using Online Forms to Collect Information

Forms are basically used to efficiently and accurately correct information needed to know the views of people as well as make decisions. Web generated forms often referred to as online forms are quite suitable for carrying out such surveys and can mostly be found on a web page. Data is entered on the online form which is then sent to the servers for processing. Online forms looking similar to paper or database forms are filled using checkboxes, radio buttons or text fields. More than one or no item selected can be done in a checkbox or the unselected state also restored. Radio buttons also referred to as option buttons are graphical control element that allows the user to choose only one of a predefined set of mutually exclusive options. Radio buttons and checkboxes have a list of circular holes containing white space for the unselected and a dot for the selected. Text box or text field are intended to enable the user to input text information to be used by the program usually in a rectangle with border that separates the text box from the rest of the interface.

The graphical user interface elements for creating a form are several. A text input is just a simple text box allowing input of a single line of text. Personal information can be risky if it lands on the wrong hands hence alternatives are sought so that when inputting such personal data such as replacing the text with symbols or making the text not to be seen.to enhance security. Radio buttons for selecting items as well as file select control for uploading files in an online form are also key elements. Other components are a reset button which is activated to restore all values to their initial values, a text area allowing for multiple rows of data to be entered and a select which is a drop-down list with a list of items where the user can select from. The final element is a submit button for sending the filled information to the server.

Microsoft word, excel and other application are suitable for making online forms. Online forms might sometimes require being converted into pdf which is done using pdf form builder apps. The online form builder apps are built to work on any website and are flexible enough to make anything from a simple contact form to detailed multi-page survey. The apps are also simple and fast to use.

Regular use of online forms for an organization helps people to collect information, learn the preference of people as well as gather feedback. A communication bridge is made between the organization and the users making communication easy.

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