Ever Wished You Could Reorder Fields?

The set of form-making operations supported by FormSmarts form builder was up to now almost complete, allowing to:

  • create a form
  • delete a form
  • edit form properties (name, title, return URL, form filling instructions, recipient email account)
  • add a form input field
  • delete a field
  • edit field properties (name, description, field type, input widget, optional/required)

The last unsupported operation was to allow users to easily change the order in which fields appear on a form. This is often needed to:

  • group fields logically
  • group optional fields together at the bottom of a form
  • insert a field in a existing form
  • move fields around to increase the visual appeal of a form

Reordering fields manually is tedious, as it involves deleting and re-creating fields.

No more. Reordering fields is now a trivial drag & drop: in the fields tab, drag the field you want to move, and drop it in the position you want.

As usual, we welcome your comments and suggestions about this feature.

5 Responses to “Ever Wished You Could Reorder Fields?”

I was waiting for this for weeks (months?)… Thanks :-)

Posted by: Jeve | Jun 29th, 2008 1:40 pm

how to reorient the sequence of fields?

Posted by: Rajesh | Dec 9th, 2010 6:20 am

If you mean change the order of fields, just drag the field you would like to move, and drop it to the position you want in the form.

FormSmarts Posted by: FormSmarts | Dec 9th, 2010 6:29 am

can’t seem to get the drag and drop to work. The field highlights and there is a cross but the fields don’t move. Ideas?

Otherwise, am really enjoying this product.

Posted by: Michael Logue | Aug 12th, 2011 10:50 am

This has never been reported before, which browser (and version number) are you using?

FormSmarts Posted by: FormSmarts | Aug 12th, 2011 4:07 pm

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