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NewsForge: How to Create OpenOffice.org Forms

Jun 30, 2004, 07:00 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Tamar E. Granor)

"In some situations, you want to create a document that contains some fixed text, but allows users to enter some items and perhaps take some actions on those items. Such a document is called a form, analogous to the preprinted forms everyone has filled out dozens of times. You can create custom forms in most of the OOo applications; forms you create without the Form AutoPilot don't have to connect to a data source (though they can -- see 'How do I attach a data source to a form?' below). If the form isn't connected to a data source, information the user enters there is simply saved with the form. (You might do that when you want to send a form to a group of people for them to fill out and return.) Writer, HTML Editor, Calc, Impress, and Draw all support forms..."

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