Create the Product Idea Response Form

The Product Idea Response form, as shown in Figure 4-15, is very similar to the Product Idea form. Therefore, to create the Product Idea Response form, all you need to do is modify a few properties of the original Product Idea form, change the form name, and then publish the form in the Product Ideas folder.

Figure 4.15 - The Compose page of the Product Idea Response form.

Edit the Compose Page

To edit the Compose page, you change several properties for the control and you change the label associated with the Message control. First, however, you must switch from the Read page to the Compose page.

To switch to the Compose page

® On the Form Design toolbar, click Edit Compose Page.

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On the Product Idea Response form, you make the Product Category control a read-only control so that the product category selected by the person who posted the new idea cannot be changed by individuals responding to the idea.

To make the Product Category control read-only

1. On the Compose page, right-click the Product Category control and then click Properties.

2. Click the Display tab, and then select the Read Only check box.

3. Click OK to close.

Clear the Initial Value Property for the Product Category Field

Now specify that the Initial Valueproperty for the Product Category field is cleared. This ensures that the value from the Product Category field in the Product Idea item is copied to the Product Category field in the Product Idea Response item.

To clear the Initial Value property

1. Right-click the Product Category control, and then click Properties.

2. Click the Value tab, clear the Set The Initial Value Of This Field To check box, and then click OK. Change the Product Idea Label

Now change the label above the Message control from Product Idea: to Product Idea Response: to clarify the purpose of the Message control on the Product Idea Response form.

To change the label

1. Click the Product Idea label (located above the Message control), and then click it again.

2. Change the text in the label to Product Idea Response:.

3. Resize the label.

Edit the Read Page

Now switch to the Read page, set the Product Category control to read-only, and then change the Product Idea label to Product Idea Response.

To switch to the Read page

® On the Form Design toolbar, click Edit Read Page. To make the Product Category control read-only

1. Right-click the Product Category control, and then click Properties.

2. Click the Display tab, select the Read Only check box, and then click OK. To change the Product Idea label

1. Click the Product Idea label (above the Message control), and then click it again.

2. Change the label to Product Idea Response.

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Set the Form Properties

Now set the form properties for the Product Idea Response form. To set the form properties

® Click the Properties tab, and then fill in the values shown in the table.

Property

Value

Contact

Your name

Description

Use this form to post or view a response to a product idea or to post or view a response to a product idea response.

Version

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