Toggles the Design mode on or off. This function is used to switch quickly between Design and User mode. Activate to edit the form controls, deactivate to use the form controls.
Specifies whether to start the wizard automatically when inserting a new control. This setting applies globally to all documents.
Creates a field for displaying text. These labels are only for displaying predefined text. Entries cannot be made in these fields.
Creates a text box. Text boxes are fields in which the user can enter text. In a form, text boxes display data or allow for new data input.
Creates a check box. Check boxes allow you to activate or deactivate a function in a form.
Creates an option button. Option buttons enable the user to choose one of several options. Option buttons with the same functionality are given the same name (Name property). Normally, they are given a group box.
Creates a list box. A list box lets users select an entry from a list. If the form is linked to a database and the database connection is active, the List Box Wizard will automatically appear after the list box is inserted in the document. This wizard helps you create the list box.
Creates a combo box. A combo box is a single-line list box with a drop-down list from which users choose an option. You can assign the "read-only" property to the combo box so that users cannot enter other entries than those found in the list. If the form is bound to a database and the database connection is active, the Combo Box Wizard will automatically appear after you insert the combo box in the document.
Creates a push button. This function can be used to execute a command for a defined event, such as a mouse click.
You can apply text and graphics to these buttons.
Creates a button displayed as an image. Aside from the graphic representation, an image button has the same properties as a "normal" button.
Creates a formatted field. A formatted field is a text box in which you can define how the inputs and outputs are formatted, and which limiting values apply.
A formatted field has special control properties (choose Format - Control).
Date, time, numerical, currency and pattern form fields.
Creates a frame to visually group several controls. Group boxes allow you to group option buttons in a frame.
If you insert a group frame into the document, the Group Element Wizard starts, which allows you to easily create an option group.
Note: When you drag a group box over already existing controls and then want to select a control, you have to first open the context menu of the group box and choose Arrange - Send to Back. Then select the control while pressing CommandCtrl.
Group boxes are used only for a visual effect. A functional grouping of option fields can be made through the name definition: under the Name properties of all option fields, enter the same name in order to group them.
Creates an image control. It can only be used to add images from a database. In the form document, double-click one of these controls to open the Insert Graphic dialogue box to insert the image. There is also a context menu (not in design mode) with commands for inserting and deleting the image.
Images from a database can be displayed in a form, and new images can be inserted in the database as long as the image control is not write-protected. The control must refer to a database field of the image type. Therefore, enter the data field into the properties window on the Data tab page.
Creates a Navigation bar.
The Navigation bar allows you to move through the records of a database or a database form. The controls on this Navigation bar work the same way as the controls on the default Navigation bar in LibreOffice.
Opens the Form Navigator. The Form Navigator displays all forms and sub-forms of the current document with their respective controls.
A content control is a placeholder text in which the current content will be replaced when clicking into the control. Content controls are individual controls to add and customize for use in templates, forms, and documents. Content controls can provide instructional text and set controls to disappear when users type in their own text.