A mask is a format which is applied to a textbox element and enables the form owner to collect
data in this specific format. The mask format is determined by characters and delimiters
which are used in a certain order. Once the mask is applied to the textbox the form filler will not
be able to enter data that does not fit the format.
examples of masks:
Date – dd/mm/yyyy
Time – HH:MM:SS
A code – x-nnnnn
A phone number – nn-nnnnnn
Characters and delimiters
A character represents specific data and is made out of one or more chars. for instance HH is
a character which is made out of 2 H chars and represents hour data.
A delimiter is a sign that separates between 2 characters. For example HH:MM -the colon sign
is a delimiter between the hour character and the minute character.
Following are the mask characters and delimiters:
x- character for collecting alpha numeric data (using only lower case letters)
n- character for collecting only numeric data (using only lower case letters)
yyyy – character (made out of 4 chars) for collecting year data (using only lower case letters)
mm– character (made out of 2 chars) for collecting month data (using only lower case letters)
dd- character (made out of 2 chars) for collecting day data (using only lower case letters)
HH- character (made out of 2 chars) for collecting hour data (using only capital letters)
MM- character (made out of 2 chars) for collecting minute data (using only capital letters)
SS- character (made out of 2 chars) for collecting second data (using only capital letters)
Characters may only be used in the format specified above (for example the year character
may only be entered in 4 lower case letters: yyyy).
Only the x and n characters may consist of one or more chars (n or nn or nnn or nnnnnn etc).
/ – used as a delimiter. For example: the date dd/mm/yyyy (27/11/2009)
: – used as a delimiter. For example: the time HH:MM:SS (12:32:45)
– used as a delimiter. For example: a phone number nn-nnnnnn (09-8871634 or 04-6543378)
How to Create a Mask
Steps to create a mask:
1- Drag a textbox element (in the email form creator).
2- Go to the textbox’s settings on the right.
3- Fill in the desired mask format.
4- Turn on the “mandatory” checkbox.
5- Press on “apply”.
6- Save the form.
the mandatory checkbox must be turned on in order for the mask to work and be validated.
The email form builder enables you to create a rollover effect in a container element.
This means that if the form filler hovers above this container its color will change. This is a simple design feature.
In order to create this effect you need to:
1) Select the container element
2) Go to the container settings (element settings on the right)
3) Enter a color in the ‘On Mouse Over’ field, and a different color in the ‘On Mouse Out’ field.
4) Press on ‘apply’ and save the form.
As a result of this when hovering over the container element in the published email form the user will see one color and when moving the cursor away from the container he will see another color.
Each time a person fills in your published email form and presses on the ‘submit’ button you automatically receive a new data entry alert e-mail.
If you wishe to send a carbon copy of this email to the form filler (as a confirmation, for example) you may do so by using the ‘Send Copy’ option situated in the ‘element settings’.
Steps to add a Carbon Copyto your email form:
1) Select the E-mail element in the form.
(A carbon copy is sent to the email address that is entered in your email element, so if your email form does not contain an email element-just add one).
2) Select the email element and turn on the “Send Copy” checkbox in the “element settings”.
3) Press on the “apply” button.
4) Save the email form.
Tab index is a feature that defines the order in which elements will receive cursor focus when navigated by the user (when using the “tab” key in the keyboard).
Once the Tab index is defined it determines the order of fields shown in the data entry emails (sent to form owners, to form fillers and to email addresses in the mailing list).
Steps for changing tab index in the email form builder:
1) Select the element you want to define as first in the tabbing order.
2) Go to the “Tab Index” textbox in the “Element Settings”.
3) Enter the number “1” in this textbox and press on the “apply” button.
4) Select the element you would like to be second in the tabbing order and Fill its tab index with the number “2” and press on the “apply” button.
5) Fill the ‘tab index’ of the remaining elements in your email form accordingly.
When a form filler submits your email form a new data entry alert email is automatically sent to you by default.
If a you wish to be notified about these new data entry submissions via cell phone you can purchase a bulk of SMS’s and redirect them to your cell phone number.
* Please note that the SMS feature requires the purchase of an SMS bulk and it applies to all the active forms which use this feature in the account.
Steps to use the SMS Alerts option:
1) Purchase a bulk of SMS’s in the Payment center.
2) Enter your form in the email form creator.
3) Go to the “form settings”.
4) Type your cellphone number in the SMS Number field.
* Take note – You must enter the complete number (the same as when people dial your number from overseas). It should include the country code + cellphone number with no spaces between them.
if your cell phone number is 054-5874165 and you live in israel (country code=972) than you should enter your number as follows: 972545874165.
5) Press on “apply”.
6) Save the form.
‘spam protect’ is a feature that prevents the possibility of a form filler to spam your form and shower you with unwanted entries and emails. Once a form filler presses on the ‘submit’ button in your published email form he/she is prompted to fill in the characters in the captcha box before the form may be submitted.
In Safari/IE6/IE7 or in forms smaller than 220×220 pixels the spam protect prompt (in section 3) will appear in a regular pop up window.
All you need to do in order to add this feature to your email form is:
1) enter your form in the email form creator
2) check the “Spam Protect” checkbox situated in the ‘form Settings’.
3) Save the form.
The Following image displays the ‘Spam Protect’ prompt that will appear once a user attempts to submit the form.
Every time a person fills in your published email form and presses on the ‘submit’ button the form owner (you) automatically receives a new data entry alert via e-mail (that is why it is called an email form).
If the form owner wants this alert to be sent to other e-mail addresses in addition to his own he may do so by using the ‘Mailing List’ option.
Steps to add a Mailing List:
1) Enter the form builder and Go to the “Mailing List” textbox in the “form settings” box.
2) Enter valid e-mail addresses with ; between them in this manner – Email1;Email2.
3) Press on the “apply” button.