Web Form Builder Upgrade

This release of FormSmarts introduces over one hundred improvements, leading to our most powerful, reliable and generous offer yet.

Important Reminder

Please add FormSmarts sender email formsmarts-noreply@syronex.com to your contacts, whitelist, or list of allowed senders and instruct any other form recipients to do so too. This should ensure your web forms are (and continue to be) always correctly delivered to your Inbox.

Increased Input Fields Allowance

To allow all users to take advantage of the new Heading and Text Block widgets introduced with this release, we’ve increased the number of fields you can use on a form.

  • FormSmarts Standard users can add up to 15 fields on each form using their referral points.
  • FormSmarts Pro users can add up to 60 fields on each form.

Be a Good Web-Citizen

  • Report bugs. However intense our testing efforts before releasing a new version of the form builder, bugs may remain due to the number of different browsers and versions in use. Please report any suspected bugs on the forum or by email.
  • Show your support. Whether you are a Standard user getting the web form service for free or a FormSmarts Pro customer paying the price of a business lunch for a year of service, please show your support by pressing the “Like” button on our Facebook page and following us on Twitter.

Major Changes

If many of the changes are improvements to FormSmarts server-side software which are not directly visible to you, all affect the quality of the service we provide you.

  • Form data storage and Excel reporting are coming out of Beta, and you can now activate those for each form in the Form Details screen of your account.
  • We’ve improved several aspects of the form creator‘s interface.
  • We now support headings and text blocks on forms; details in another post.

4 Responses to “Web Form Builder Upgrade”

Hello Formsmarts,

I am using FormSmarts Pro for race registration and fee payments for Canadian National competitions. Many of our competitors come from Quebec and thus need to access French accents on various vowels. FormSmarts does not seem to like this. Is there any way to accept French accents?

Posted by: Pierre Beaudry | Dec 8th, 2010 4:22 pm

Hi Pierre,
FormSmarts supports all languages and character sets, and this obviously includes French accents and characters. As you’ve probably noticed, French is actually one of the languages in which forms are available (all instructions and messages will be displayed in that language). So, if you’re having validation errors, it must be for another reason. What text did you try to submit that didn’t go through? Chances are you entered control characters or characters not allowed by the particular data type you selected for the input field.

FormSmarts Posted by: FormSmarts | Dec 8th, 2010 4:48 pm

It is not what I am sending, but rather what I am receiving. My form is in english, but french athletes are filling in the form and submitting it with proper names such as Quebec (which takes an accent) and Felix, which also takes an accent. When I receive the filled-in forms, those particular letters (i.e. the ones with the accents) are coming in as something else.

Posted by: Pierre Beaudry | Dec 8th, 2010 5:14 pm

Then that’s a text encoding issue. Mails from FormSmarts use the Unicode (UTF-8) encoding, which supports all character sets (which is pretty standard practice now-a-days). Your e-mail client should be able to detect this, if not you should be able to go change the text encoding to UTF-8 in the Message or View menu of your mail client.

FormSmarts Posted by: FormSmarts | Dec 8th, 2010 5:29 pm

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