This General tab enables you to define the general properties of a form control. These properties differ, depending on the control type. Not all of the following properties are available for every control.

Tene hajajo injeesate...

Open context menu of a selected form element - choose Control Properties - General tab.

Open Form Design toolbar, click Control icon - General tab.


If you export the current form document to HTML format, the default control values are exported, not the current control values. Default values are determined - depending on the type of control - by the properties' Default value (for example, in text fields), Default status (for check boxes and option fields), and Default selection (for list boxes).

Ajjichote goommi goshooshaancho

Sets whether the value changes when the user scrolls a mouse wheel. Never: No change of the value. When focused: (default) The value changes when the control has the focus and the wheel is pointing at the control and gets scrolled. Always: The value changes when the wheel is pointing at the control and gets scrolled, no matter which control has the focus.


Specifies whether Check boxes and Option buttons are displayed in a 3D look (default) or a flat look.

Assootesi maareekote aana egennanno

Specifies to show or hide the action items in a selected Navigation bar control. Action items are the following: Save record, Undo, New record, Delete record, Refresh.


Specifies whether you want the control field to appear in a document's printout.

Badhidi kuula

A background color is available for most control fields. If you click on Background color, a list will open which enables you to select among various colors. The "Standard" option adopts the system setting. If the desired color is not listed, click the ... button to define a color in the Color dialog.

Balaxte guggushsho

With masked fields you can specify a literal mask. A literal mask contains the initial values of a form, and is always visible after downloading a form. Using a character code for the Edit mask, you can determine the entries that the user can type into the masked field.


Balaxote guggushsho hojja duuchawote suudeessateguggushsho hojja ledo xaaddannota ikka hasiissannose. Miteekkite tini hajo ikkitinokkiro, suudeessate guggushsho hojja murante woy suudeessishshu hojja geeshsha diriirte leella noose.


Sets the column width in the table control field in the units that are specified in the LibreOffice module options. If you want, you can enter a value followed by a valid measurement unit, for example, 2 cm.


Qorqorshu baqo xawisanno.

Barru suudishsha

With date fields you can determine the format for the date readout.


Baalanti suuddate baruwa, (barru, yanna, womaashshu, kiironniri)umiloosaasinchimmanni doodhote formaate giddora e'aa heedhenni suudisantanno.

Bati'ra barra

Determines a date which can not be exceeded by another value introduced by the user.

Bati'ra horyno

For numerical and currency fields, you can determine the maximum value that the user can enter.

Bidote bikka

Specifies whether the icons in a selected Navigation bar should be small or large.


Resizes the image to fit the size of the control.

Boode barra

Determines the earliest date that a user can enter.

Boode yanna

Determines the minimum time that a user can enter.


For control fields which have visible text or titles, select the display font that you want to use. To open the Font dialog, click the ... button. The selected font is used in control fields names and to display data in table control fields.

Borrote bati'ra seendille

For text and combo boxes, you can define the maximum number of characters that the user can enter. If this control field property is uncertain, the default setting will be zero.

If the control is linked to a database and the text length is to be accepted from the field definition of the database, you must not enter the text length here. The settings are only accepted from the database if the control property was not defined ("Not Defined" state).

Borrote dana

Allows you to use line breaks and formatting in a control field, such as a text box or label. To manually enter a line break, press the Enter key. Select "Multi-line with formatting" to enter formatted text.


"Fakkanu suudishshu xuruuri", yaanno borro doorittoro daatu beezera tenne borro karsiisa didandaatto.


Kuni qorqorshi "Fakkanu xuruuri eo" yaamame shaete qorqorshi borro caccafo giddo woshshamanno.

Borrote xuruurra jeeffanno darga

Borrote baruwira, borrote daati beeze caccafora borreessinanni wote xuruuru jeefishshi kodde doori.


Qorqorchu dagachaa'mannohoro xawisanno.


If a control field has the property "Enabled" (Yes), the form user can use the control field. Otherwise (No), it is disabled and greyed out.

Diramme / Giraafichote diramme

The alignment options are left-aligned, right-aligned, and centered. These options are available for the following elements:

  1. Title of Label fields,

  2. Content of text fields,

  3. Content of table fields in the columns of a table control,

  4. Graphics or text that are used in buttons.


    Ilkuwate doodho Diramm Giraafikichote dirto yaamantanno.


A control field with the dropdown property has an additional arrow button which opens the list of the existing form entries per mouse click. Under Line count, you can specify how many lines (or rows) should be displayed in the dropdown state. Combination fields can have the dropdown property.

Shaete qorqorshi giddo caccafote gede suuqantino xaadi-saaxinna wo'manka wote gadensannidirrisaancho akata afidhara dandiitanno.

Dooramme maaxi

Specifies whether a text selection on a control remains selected when the focus is no longer on a control. If you set Hide selection to "No", the selected text remains selected when the focus is no longer on the control that contains the text.

Dooyyisaancho gaxa

Specifies whether to display the Navigation bar on the lower border of the table control.


Specifies to show or hide the navigation items in a selected Navigation bar control. Navigation items are the following: First record, Previous record, Next record, Last record.

Duu'rancho formaate

You can have a format check with control fields that accept formatted contents (date, time, and so on). If the strict format function is activated (Yes), only the allowed characters are accepted. For example, in a date field, only numbers or date delimiters are accepted; all alphabet entries typed with your keyboard are ignored.

Eaanote badaancho

Please note the tips referring to the keyboard controls.

Gadete doorto xaadisaano saaxine giddora balaxi tiro gade dirto e'ino.


Xunsa nooher kayinni konne e'anno dirt oformete ledo xaadu hee'rannosehu,Datu Dana Amado Dirto "Hornya Dirto.

Xaphoomu dirto daatu beeze giddo borreessantara woy adhaancho weebe formewa sa'ara hasi'ra hoogittoro, kayinnilla hakkunni gobbaanni leeltannokkiti formete gaamantinohornyuwa, hornyu dirto giddo wolootu hornyuwiwa gaama dandaato. Hornyu dirto Datu tabe giddo gumulantanno. Under Type of List Contents, select the option "Value List". Then enter the values under List Contents that are to be assigned to the corresponding visible list entries of the form. For the correct assignment, the order in the value list is relevant.


HTML bortajera, e'ino eo Xaphoomu giggishsho HTML ledo xaaddanno<OPTION>; Daatu giggishsho woroonni e'ino eo Dirtote Amado woroonni e'inoti <OPTION VALUE=...> giggishsho ledo hadhannote.

Fakkana doorsha

Allows you to select more than one item in a list box.


Specifies to show or hide the filtering and sorting items in a selected Navigation bar control. Filtering and sorting items are the following: Sort ascending, Sort descending, Sort, Automatic filter, Default filter, Apply filter, Reset filter/sort.

Gadete barra

Gadete barra qineessanno.

Gadete borro

Borrote saaxinera woy xaadi saaxinera gadete borro qineessanno.

Gadete doorsha

Specifies the list box entry to mark as the default entry.

For a Reset type button, the Default selection entry defines the status of the list box if the reset button is activated by the user.

For a List box that contains a value list, you can click the ... button to open the Default selection dialog.

Gadete doodho hasaawi giddo, qorqorshu dirto fanattowote dooantino gede assite hedatto eo doori.

Gadete goshooshama hornyo

Sets the default value for the scrollbar.

Gadete hornyo

Specifies whether an option or a check box is selected by default.

Marri qineessu ilkira, horoonsi'raanchu marriqineessa baqqeessiro qorqorshu deerra xawisa dandaatto.

For grouped option fields, the status of the group corresponding to the default setting is defined by the "Default Status" property.

Gadete hornyo

Sets the default value for the control field. For example, the default value will be entered when a form is opened.

For a Reset type button, the Default value entry defines the status of the control if the reset button is activated by the user.

Gadete ilka

The "Default button" property specifies that the corresponding button will be operated when you press the Return key. If you open the dialog or form and do not carry out any further action, the button with this property is the default button.


Kuni akati bortajete giddo mittichu ilkira calla gaamama hasiissannosiho.

When using Web page forms, you might come across this property in search masks. These are edit masks that contain a text field and a Submit type button. The search term is entered in the text field and the search is started by activating the button. If the button is defined as the default button, however, simply hit Enter after entering the search term in order to start the search.

Gadete yanna

Gadete yanna qineessanno.

Giggishshu aante

The "Tab order" property determines the order in which the controls are focused in the form when you press the Tab key. In a form that contains more than one control, the focus moves to the next control when you press the Tab key. You can specify the order in which the focus changes with an index under "Tab order".


The "Tab order" property is not available to Hidden Controls. If you want, you can also set this property for image buttons and image controls, so that you can select these controls with the Tab key.

When creating a form, an index is automatically assigned to the control fields that are added to this form; every control field added is assigned an index increased by 1. If you change the index of a control, the indices of the other controls are updated automatically. Elements that cannot be focused ("Tabstop = No") are also assigned a value. However, these controls are skipped when using the Tab key.

Tabe Aante hasaawi giddo babbaxxitino qorqorshshuwa mashalaqqisaano qarriweelo xawisa dandaatto.

Giggishshu uurro

The "Tabstop" property determines if a control field can be selected with the Tab key. The following options are available:


When using the Tab key, focusing skips the control.


The control can be selected with the Tab key.


An image button has a "Graphics" property. The "Graphics" property specifies the graphic's path and file name that you want to have displayed on the button. If you select the graphic file with the ... button, the path and file name will be automatically included in the text box.

Goshooshama gaxa

Adds the scrollbar type that you specify to a text box.

Haawiittimmate hojja

In table controls, enter a value for the row height. If you want, you can enter a value followed by valid measurement unit, for example, 2 cm.

Hala'lado soorro

Horoonsi'raanchu goshooshamu gaxi giddo isilaaderete aanche qiphisiro hornyote leda woy xeisa badanno.


Qorqorshu hojja xawisanno.


In a hidden control, under Value, you can enter the data which is inherited by the hidden control. This data will be transferred when sending the form.

Hornyu qaafo

You can preset the value intervals for numerical and currency spin buttons. Use the up and down arrows of the spin button to increase or decrease the value.

Jawa goshooshamu hornyo.

Specify the maximum value of a scrollbar control.

Kaa'lo URL

Specifies a batch label in URL spelling which refers to a help document and which can be called with the help of the control field. The help for the control field help can be opened if the focus is positioned on the control field and the user presses F1.

Kaa'lote borro

Provides the option of entering a help text that will be displayed as a tip on the control. The tip shows the text in user mode when the mouse is moved over the control.

For URL type buttons, the help text appears as the extended tip instead of the URL address entered under URL.

Kaa'lote borro

In each control field you can specify additional information or a descriptive text for the control field. This property helps the programmer to save additional information that can be used in the program code. This field can be used, for example, for variables or other evaluation parameters.

Kaimu kali malaate

Determines if the currency symbol is displayed before or after the number when using currency fields. The default setting is currency symbols are not prefixed.

Kumu badaancho

With numerical and currency fields you can determine whether thousands separators are used.

Ledancho/diriirto hornyo

Mittu mittunku assooti ilki wirrishshi leda woy ajate mereeri yanna gumulanno.


Qorqorshu hakkawotenni leellanna hoogasi gara xawisanno. Akeekishshu gari giddo, qorqorshu duucha wote leellannoho.

Huwata hasiissannorikuni akati"Maahoyyete" qinaawiro(gade), kuni qorqorshi addinta leellishaalbu aana leellanno yaa dikkino. Qorqorshshunnita leellishate dandoo shallaginshanni wote ledote mitiimma kalaqantanno. Lawishshu gede,maaxamintino basera woramino qorqorshi.

Akatu "Dee'nira" ra qinqqwiro, hakkawote qorqorshu ayee woteno hakkawoti leellishshi gidddomaaxamanno(gaa'lanno).

Akkala OpenOffice. org laalchuwi 3.1 ikka geeshshita nabbawate bortaje horoonsi'ranno wote kuni akati sununni asse aguranno.

Leellado baqo

Specifies the size of scrollbar thumb in "value units". A value of ("Scroll value max." minus "Scroll value min." ) / 2 would result in a thumb which occupies half of the background area.

If set to 0, then the thumb's width will equal its height.

Maareekko malaatisaancho

Specifies whether the first column is displayed with row labels, in which the current record is marked by an arrow.

Malaatu kuula

Qorqorshu aanni malaatta badanno,lawishshaho goshooshamu gaxi worbichuwa.

Manaado goshooshamu hornyo.

Specify the minimum value of a scrollbar control.

Marro qoli

Specifies if the action of a control such as a spin button repeats when you click the control and hold the mouse button down.

Muccishaancho guggu'lo

By specifying the character code in pattern fields, you can determine what the user can enter in the pattern field.

Muccishshu guggushsho seendilli dandantanno eo gumulanno.Horoonsi'raanchu muccishshu guggushsho ledo xaaddannokki fikkiimoota horoonsi'ra hasiissannosi.Horoonsi'raanchu hatte bare agurannowote,eo diadhantanno.Muccishshu guggushsho xawisate aantanno fikkiimuwa horoonsi'ra dandaatto.




A text constant. This position cannot be edited. The character is displayed at the corresponding position of the Literal Mask.


The characters a-z and A-Z can be entered. Capital characters are not converted to lowercase characters.


The characters A-Z can be entered. If a lowercase letter is entered, it is automatically converted to a capital letter.


The characters a-z, A-Z, and 0-9 can be entered. Capital characters are not converted to lowercase characters.


The characters A-Z and 0-9 can be entered. If a lowercase letter is entered, it is automatically converted to a capital letter.


Only the characters 0-9 can be entered.


Baalanti attamantanno fikkiwubba ea dandiitanno.


All printable characters can be entered. If a lowercase letter is entered, it is automatically converted to a capital letter.

Borreessamaancho guggushshora "__.__.2000", lawishshsaho "NNLNNLLLLL" miccishshu guggushsho horoonsi'ranchu barra eessate shoole dijite calla eessa dandaanno.

Nabbawate calla

The "Read-only" property can be assigned to all controls in which the user can enter text. If you assign the read-only property to an image field which uses graphics from a database, the user will not be able to insert new graphics into the database.

Ofollate gara

Goshooshamu gaxira woy wirrissu ilkira haawiittote woy hossimmate ofolla badanno.


Specifies to show or hide the positioning items in a selected Navigation bar control. Positioning items are the following: Record label, Record position, Record count label, Record count.


Dagachu ledo fiixoomaancho, qorqorshu X ofolla xawisanno.


Dagachu ledo fiixoomaancho,qorqorshu Y ofolla xawisanno.


You can use navigation actions to design your own database navigation buttons.

The following table describes the actions that you can assign to a button:




Adhantino qaafo dino.

Shiqishote forme

Sends the data that is entered in other control fields of the current form to the address that is specified in Form Properties under URL.

PDF fayle soyaatto wote, URL "URL" forme daati akatira eessi.

Marri-qineessi forme

Resets the settings in other control fields to the predefined defaults: Default Status, Default Selection, Default Value.

Bortaje fani / webete qoola

URL hunda gumulamino URL fananno. Gawalote xiyyo gumulate Xiyyo horoonsi'ra dandaatto.

Umi maareekko

Xaa forme umi maareekkowa milleessanno.

Albi maareekko

Xaa forme albi maareekkowa milleessanno.

Aantanno maareekko

Xaa forme aantanno maareekkowa milleessanno.

Jeefote maareekko

Xaa forme jeefote maareekkowa milleessanno.

Suuqote maareekko

Hasiisiha ikkiro, xaa maareekko suuqanno.

Daatu eo gaabbo

Xaa maareekko giddo soorro falaqisanno.

Haarro maareekko

Xaa forme surkote haawiittimmawa milleessanno.

Hunote maareekko

Xaa maareekko hunanno.

Haaroonshu forme

Xaa formeha muli laalcho suuqaminowiinni marro qole hogowanno.

Qaalu tao

Displays text on more than one line. Allows you to use line breaks in a text box, so that you can enter more than one line of text. To manually enter a line break, press Enter.


With control fields that have a frame, you can determine the border display on the form using the "Border" property. You can select among the "Without frame", "3-D look" or "Flat" options.

Qaccimmate kuula

Specifies the border color for controls that have the "Border" property set to "flat".

Saiqaalu fikiimuwa

If the user enters a password, you can determine the characters that will be displayed instead of the characters typed by the user. Under Password character, enter the ASCII code of the desired character. You can use the values from 0 to 255.


The characters and their ASCII codes can be seen in the Special Characters dialog (Insert - Special Character).

Sasihimma / sase ikka

Specifies whether a check box can also represent ZERO values of a linked database apart from the TRUE and FALSE values. This function is only available if the database accepts three states: TRUE, FALSE and ZERO.


The "Tristate" property is only defined for database forms, not for HTML forms.

Shiimma hornyo

For numerical and currency fields you can determine a minimum value to prevent the user from entering a smaller value.

Shiimma soorro

Specify the value to add or subtract when the user clicks the Arrow icon on the scrollbar.


The "Label" property sets the label of the control field that is displayed in the form. This property determines the visible label or the column header of the data field in table control forms.

When you create a new control, the description predefined in the "Name" property is used as the default for labeling the control. The label consists of the control field name and an integer numbering the control (for example, CommandButton1). With the "Title" property, you can assign another description to the control so that the label reflects the function of the control. Change this entry in order to assign an expressive label to the control that is visible to the user.

To create a multi-line title, open the combo box using the Arrow button. You can enter a line break by pressing Shift++Enter.


The "Title" property is only used for labeling a form element in the interface visible to the user. If you work with macros, note that at runtime, a control is always addressed through the "Name" property.

Somaancho bore

Specifies the source for the label of the control. The text of the label field will be used instead of the name of a database field. For example, in the Filter Navigator, Search dialog, and as a column name in the table view.

To define one character of the label as a mnemonic, so that the user can access this control by pressing the character on the keyboard, insert a tilde (~) character in front of the character in the label.

Raadoonete ilka horoonsamannowote gaamote xiyyo borro calla somaancho bare gede horoonsantanno.Tini borro baalante mitte gaamo ikkitinori raadoonete ilkuwa baalanko loossanno.

Ilkunni aane leellanno borrote ... bare aana qiphi assittoro, Doorsho Bare Su'maasincho daalooge leeltannohe. Dirtote giddonni somaasincho doori.

Check the No assignment box to remove the link between a control and the assigned label field.


Specifies if a Push button behaves as a Toggle Button. If you set Toggle to "Yes", you can switch between the "selected" and "not selected" control states when you click the button or press the Spacebar while the control has the focus. A button in the "selected" state appears "pressed in".


Each control field and each form has a "Name" property through which it can be identified. The name will appear in the Form Navigator and, using the name, the control field can be referred to from a macro. The default settings already specify a name which is constructed from using the field's label and number.


Maakirotenni loosittoro, qorqorshu su'mi callicho ikkasixunsi.

The name is also used to group different controls that belong together functionally, such as radio buttons. To do so, give the same name to all members of the group: controls with identical names form a group. Grouped controls can be represented visually by using a Group Box.


Specifies the format code for the control. Click the ... button to select the format code.

Tonnishshu mini qixximma

With numerical and currency fields you can determine the number of digits displayed to the right of the decimal point.


Specifies the delay in milliseconds between repeating events. A repeating event occurs when you click an arrow button or the background of a scrollbar, or one of the record navigation buttons of a Navigation bar, and you keep the mouse button pressed for some time. You can enter a value followed by a valid time unit, for example, 2 s or 500 ms.


Enter the URL address for a Open document or web page button type in the URL box. The address opens when you click the button.

Ajicho horoonsi'raanchu akatinni ilku iimaanni milleessittoro, URL ledantino maasso garinni leellanno, wole kaa'lote borro e'inoti nookkita leellishanno.


The AutoFill function displays a list of previous entries after you start to type an entry.

Wirrishshu ilka

Numerical fields, currency fields, date and time fields can be introduced as spin buttons in the form.

Womaashshu malaate

In a currency field, you can predefine the currency symbol by entering the character or string in the "Currency symbol" property.

Xiiwi iima illallisi

If you set this option to "Yes", the Push button receives the focus when you click the button.


You can also specify the target frame to display a URL that you open when you click a button that has been assigned to the "Open document or web page" action.

Bare qiphisitto/ttaro, aantanno bortaje hiitti xiyyo hogowa dandiitannoro leellishshanno dooro dirto doodha dandaatto/tta. Aantanno daguwi heedhanno:




Albisufo bortaje fano haarro xiyyo giddo kalaqantinote.


Aantanno bortaje amate xiyyo giddo kalalqantino. Ama hee'ra hoogguro bortaje mittu dandi xiyyo giddo kalaqantanno.


Aantanno bortaje mittu dani xiyyo giddo kalaqantinote.


Aantanno bortaje sammote deerri xullaallo giddo kalaqantino, hattino, deerreentete jawado xiyyo giddo, xaa xiyyo mullanka sammote xullaallotiro, bortaje xaa xiyyo giddo kalaqantanno.


The "Frame" property is relevant for HTML forms, but not for database forms.

Xuruuru kiiro

For combo boxes with the "Dropdown" property, you can specify how many lines should be displayed in the dropdown list. With control fields which do not have the Dropdown option, the line's display will be specified by the size of the control field and the font size.

Yannate batinye

Determines a time which can not be exceeded by another value introduced by the user.

Yannate suudishsha

You can define the desired format for the time display.

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