The navigation tree in the Form Builder offers an up-to-date overview of theform description. The subtree Global S ettings allows you to maintain the global attributes of the form. You cannot change the structure of this subtree. To construct the logic and the contents of your form, you insert nodes into the subtree Pages and Windows. Each new Smart Form automatically contains the start page with a main window.
To create or delete nodes in the navigation tree, use a context menu or the main menu (Edit ® Nodes) in the menu bar.
Double-click on an existing node to display its maintenance screen next to the navigation tree. If you entered conditions for a node, the system displays a special symbol next to the node symbol in the tree:
To edit (create, delete, copy, and so on) nodes in the tree, you must have called the Form Builder in change mode.
Automatic Naming of Nodes
For newly inserted nodes the Form Builder automatically assigns unique names. These names start with the percentage character ('%'). When copying certain nodes, two nodes with identical names may appear in the navigation tree (see:Copies and Links in the Navigation Tree). Two nodes with identical names link to the same object.
If you press the right mouse button in the navigation tree, a context-sensitive menu appears (depending on the current node type). It offers the following functions:
You can find the functions of the context menu in the main menu as well. However, before you can choose a function from the main menu, you must first double-click the desired node.
There are three clipboard operations:
You use Drag&Drop to move (left mouse button) or copy (Ctrl + left mouse button) subtrees. This function uses its own intermediate storage, so that the clipboard contents is not affected by a Drag&Drop operation.
If you are allowed to append the moved node either inferior to the target node or on the same level behind the target node, then the system offers both options as context menu.