9 Replies Latest reply on Dec 8, 2014 2:34 PM by ProDesignTools

    Change Submit Button possible?

    r.nickmann

      Can i select an individual name for the "Submit" button? If i change the language, the Submit button changes too, but i look for an really individual possibility.

        • 1. Re: Change Submit Button possible?
          Genevieve Laroche Adobe Employee

          Sorry it is not possible for the HTML web form to customize the label on the submit button. If you generate a PDF form and you have Adobe Acrobat (not Adobe Reader) then you can change the label of the button in Acrobat.

           

          Gen

          • 2. Re: Change Submit Button possible?
            gys101032 Level 1

            Can't you change the javascript in the pdf and copy paste it to a button you created by yourselve? The javascript addresses towards a unique number.

            • 3. Re: Change Submit Button possible?
              Genevieve Laroche Adobe Employee

              I'm not sure exactly what you want to achieve. You can modify the PDF (including the submit button) but whatever changes you are making to the script make sure you test the PDF submission after your modifications to make sure you didn't break the FormsCentral submission.

               

              For example, you can't submit more information that what FormsCentral is expecting.

               

              Gen

              • 4. Re: Change Submit Button possible?
                r.nickmann Level 1

                Gen

                 

                in almost every Foms Generator it is possible to change the

                name of the button into such names as OK, Subscribe, Unsubscribe,

                Continue etc. I am from a german speakting country and here we have many

                more names we would like to call the Send-Button.

                 

                In Formscentral it

                the name is pre-set, without any chance to modify it.

                 

                Formscentral's

                advantage is that creative people can design forms quickly and implement

                them in Adobe Muse, but lacking basic functions, make JotForms and many

                others much more attractive - what a pity.

                 

                Kind regards

                 

                Robert

                Nickmann

                 

                Am 05.08.2013 20:52, schrieb Genevieve Laroche:

                 

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                CHANGE SUBMIT BUTTON POSSIBLE?

                 

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                • 5. Re: Change Submit Button possible?
                  ProDesignTools MVP & Adobe Community Professional

                  Genevieve Laroche wrote:

                   

                  Sorry it is not possible for the HTML web form to customize the label on the submit button. ..

                   

                   

                  Hi Gen,

                   

                  It looks like it is now possible in the FormsCentral interface to change the text label in a Submit button – so that's a nice improvement, thank you.

                   

                  My question now is, is it possible in any way to change the color of this button, for a web form?  Right now it is a grey gradient that doesn't really jump or stand out for the user... 

                   

                  It would be terrific to be able to change it to blue or green, or something more conspicious – kind of like the "Post" or "Cancel" buttons you see below when posting in this very forum.

                   

                  Also, is there any way to enable the user just hitting Enter from a field to submit the form, without having to use or click the mouse?

                   

                  Thanks!  Overall, FormsCentral is really cool.

                  • 6. Re: Change Submit Button possible?
                    Genevieve Laroche Adobe Employee

                    Sorry we do not support changing the color of the button or clicking "enter" to submit the form directly.

                    You can submit a feature request here : FormsCentral Ideas

                     

                    Gen

                    • 7. Re: Change Submit Button possible?
                      ProDesignTools MVP & Adobe Community Professional

                      Thanks Gen,

                       

                      I will submit those suggestions - but had one more question that goes together...

                       

                      How is it possible to set the keyboard focus to any of the fields in the form?

                       

                      Is it possible to set a default focus, or does the user always have to manually click their first field?

                       

                      (Normally web developers use the .focus() command in JavaScript, but that won't work here because FormsCentral is a third-party app on the page.)

                       

                      Thanks!

                      • 8. Re: Re: Change Submit Button possible?
                        ProDesignTools MVP & Adobe Community Professional

                        OK, I submitted those feature requests...

                         

                        These are important for the overall betterment of FormsCentral and (critical) customer response rates, so I would love to hear more about them:

                         

                         

                        *** Idea - quick one line description of the feature you are requesting

                         

                        The Submit button needs to be smoother to use and more colorful & customizable

                         

                         

                        *** Description - please go into more detail about your request

                         

                        Overall, FormsCentral is really cool.  But the Submit button and mouse/keyboard functionality could definitely use some improving.

                         

                        Improvement #1:

                         

                        In particular, it should be possible to change the color of this button for a web form.  Right now it is a plain grey gradient that does not jump or stand out for the user...

                         

                        It would be so helpful to be able to change it to blue, green, red, or something more noticeable – kind of like the "Post" or "Cancel" buttons you see when using the Adobe Forums.

                         

                        For example, check out this new Adobe blog post on the importance of using color effectively to improve usage (and response rates - this is key!):

                         

                        Ten Ways to Use Color to Capture Attention (Part 1) « Adobe Creative Cloud

                         

                        Improvement #2:

                         

                        Furthermore, in web forms it really needs to be possible to automatically set the keyboard focus to one of the fields in the form (typically the first field)...

                         

                        There currently does not seem to be a way to enter into a form without having to use a mouse, and this is a problem for the accessibility and usability of FormsCentral.  Pressing "Tab" doesn't get you there, even after the form is fully loaded.

                         

                        So the designer should be able to set a default focus when the page is loaded, so that the form user does not always have to manually click their first field using a mouse, but can just start typing when the page is loaded.  In the simplest case/option, you could just make this to be the first field in the form.

                         

                        (Normally web developers can use the .focus() command in JavaScript to do this, but unfortunately that will not work here because FormsCentral is a third-party app on the page.  FormsCentral would have to do this itself, please - a very simple change.)

                         

                        Improvement #3:

                         

                        Finally, it would be nice to see an option for the submit functionality to be tied to the last field in the form so that hitting Enter from that field will submit the form, without having to use or click the mouse.  This is a common user interface design element.

                         

                        Thanks very much and keep up the good work!

                        • 9. Re: Re: Change Submit Button possible?
                          ProDesignTools MVP & Adobe Community Professional

                          Follow-up from an expert:

                           

                          Good User Interface Design

                           

                          Try Attention Grabs instead of neglect.

                          It's worth channeling additional attention towards the most important actions. This can be achieved in numerous ways starting with the more obvious size increase or higher contrast of an element. Other ways for directing attention also include: using irregular shapes (to make things stand out), auto-focusing fields (to allow users to start typing right away), section highlights, floating or sticky element interactions (triggered in creative ways), as well as directional arrows (that point to things) ... Emphasizing the primary calls to action is worth the effort.