Let's say you want to change the background color of your forms/flows so they will blend in nicely with your existing Web site. You can choose one of the provided global styles or create a new custom style. Once you created a custom style you can use it in as many forms/flows as you like.
provides three layouts that can be applied to forms/flows. The Layout dropdown on the Form Properties Style tab displays the choices. They are described below:
New Applications default to Nouveau and forms/flows created in an application will inherit the Nouveau layout.
This image shows a panel in an Expense Report form that has the Nouveau layout selected. Notice the vertical and horizontal spacing between the controls:
Here is the same panel when the Compact layout is selected for the form. The vertical spacing between the controls has been removed.
Lastly, this image shows the same panel when the Tight layout is selected for the form. Notice the changes in the vertical and horizontal spacing and the rounded input control corners are replaced by square corners.
New layouts can only be added by frevvo.
Styles are used to select a particular look & feel for your application, forms or flows. The Style feature is primarily concerned with colors (background and font colors) but there is also the opportunity to specify other properties such as the font name, etc.
There are three levels of Styles in : global, tenant and user. Note that Styles are not available on the Application level:
The Styles tab is divided into two sections: My Styles and Tenant Styles. Global Styles are not listed here. Styles created/modified/uploaded by the designer user will be listed in the My Styles section. Styles created/modified/uploaded by the initial tenant admin will show in the Tenant Styles section. Styles created/uploaded by additional admins in a tenant will not display here.
Styles are not included in the zipfile when you download a form, flow or application. Styles must be manually moved from your test/development server to your production environment. You do this by clicking the Download button for each style you want to move from your test/development server and then clicking the Upload button in the styles tab on your production server. Remember to upload the style at the same level on your production server as you had on your test/development server.
provides four styles that can be chosen from the Style dropdown choices on the Style tab of the Form Properties panel. You will not see Global Styles on the Home page Style tab . Only styles created by designers and the initial tenant admin will display there.
The four GLobal Styles are: Blue, Neutral, Green, Aqua. You can use them for your forms, flows and spaces but you cannot download or modify them in any way.
The tenant admin or any designer user can create a new Style.
Follow these steps to create a new Style.
If you are logged in as a tenant admin you must first click the Home link in order to see the Styles Tab.
|Style Property||Default Value||Description|
|Style Name||MyStyle||Name of your Style|
|Description||My customized colors and fonts||Description of your Style|
Lighter/darker colors are calculated from this color. If you change the base color, they will automatically be recalculated when you tab out of the field. This color is used for anything that's clickable in your form e.g. print, help, date picker, uploads, flow navigation icons, audit trail icon, button gradients etc.
|Background||#ffffff||Form Background Color. Background color of a space.|
Change the form/flow font. Be aware that changing the default font can have side effects like disturbing precise control alignment. Please check your forms/flows carefully if you change the font. Leave blank to use the default font. When you click on the field, you will see a dropdown which will display a list of the default fonts: Arial, Geneva, Helvetica, Lucida Grande, Monaco, sans-serif, Tahoma, Times, Verdana
|Label Font Color||#333333||Color of Control Labels. If you specify a different font color on a particular control in your form, it will override the Style setting, used when no task in present in Task List on devices, form/flow name,user's First /Last name,audit trail header,messages on the Task List.|
|Input Font Color||#111111||Color of text entered in input, text area and other controls. Also, used as the font color dropdown options.|
|Color displayed when the field has the input focus. It is the highlighting color when an input field is selected.|
|Borders||#badeff||Color of most borders. Some controls like Tables use a slightly lighter border. See Lighter Borders below.|
Section header, Table header, Dropdown gradient, top bar in Mobile renderings.
|Invalid Control Bot||#fffed9|
If the control contains invalid data, the bottom half of the Invalid control displays with this color. Use this color value in conjunction with the Invalid Control top to change the color for Required fields in your form. See the example below.
|Invalid Control Top||#fffbf7|
If the control contains invalid data, the top half of the Invalid control displays with this color. Use this color value in conjunction with the Invalid Control bot to change the color for Required fields in your form. See the example below.
|Invalid Section/Tab||#ff5b4f||Color of collapsed section that is invalid (label/icon), Tab that is not selected containing invalid controls, Must Sign button, Error icon, Error msg.|
Text and tic for the Done button in the Signature Lightbox, text and tic for the Done button of the Upload control Lightbox. Label and decorator for continue / submit / done (signature) / upload (upload control). Much lighter version of the base color.
|Lighter Three||#f2f9ff||Color of watermark used in spaces. Also used for the dropdown hover when selecting forms/flows/Task List from a the main menu of a space. Lighter version of the base color.|
|Lighter Two||#d9edff||Color of selected drop down option, signature icon, task in task list, disabled icons in task list. Lighter version of the base color.|
Color of all decorators, flow step that is not ready, disabled icons in task list.
|Lighter Borders||#d9edff||Used as the border for the Table control, icons and tasklist in a mobile space .|
|Darker One||#1578d4||Top color of button gradient, Percent/Step navigation for flows, Mobile navigation control text|
|Darker Two||#136bbd||Running/Runnable steps for flows, Space menu links on desktop.|
Help display background color, selected radio/checkbox, task descriptions.
Plus icon for adding repeat items.
Minus icon for removing repeat items.
|Primary Btn Start||#84baee||Primary Action Button Gradient Start Color. The Primary Action Button is the Submit button on a form and the Continue/Submit button on a flow. Default value is the same as the base color. Primary and Secondary Btn Start parameters will not take effect on IE9|
|Primary Btn End||#1578d4|
Primary Action Button Gradient End Color. The Primary Action Button is the Submit button on a form and the Continue/Submit button on a flow. Default value is the same as darker one.
|Primary Btn Border||#136bbd||Primary Action Button Border Color. The Primary Action Button is the Submit button on a form and the Continue/Submit button on a flow. Default value is the same as darker two.|
|#ffffff||Secondary Action Button Gradient Start Color. The Secondary Action Button is the Cancel button on a form. Default value is white. Primary and Secondary Btn Start parameters will not take effect on IE9|
|#f7fbff||Background Color for the Cancel,Save,Print,Clear buttons. Secondary Action Button Gradient End Color. The Secondary Action Button is the Cancel button on a form. Default value is the same as lighter four.|
|#136bbd||Secondary Action Button Border Color. The Secondary Action Button is the Cancel button on a form. Default value is the same as darker two.|
There are three buttons at the bottom of the page:
The default font size for forms/flows is 14. This cannot be changed.
If you are using IE8, and the background color you have selected, does not fill the form completely, the work-around is to select a white background Support for IE8 will be dropped in the Fall 2014 Live Forms release.
All the custom styles you created in your designer user account will be listed under the My Styles section of the Styles tab. You can download, remove or edit your custom styles.
To edit a style,
Use caution when modifying Style colors since they take effect in many places. For example, some of the Style properties affect the Task List.
When moving from your test/development server to your production environment, all Styles in your tenant must be manually downloaded from your test/development server and uploaded to your production server.
To download a style, simply click on the download icon. A Name.style file will be downloaded to your disk. It's basically a properties file that can be edited using any text editor.
A designer user can download their own styles and styles added by the tenant admin for transfer. Global Styles cannot be downloaded or modified by anyone including the superuser.
A tenant admin or a designer user can upload Styles to . Styles uploaded by a designer user are listed in the My Files section of the Styles tab and are only available to that user. Styles uploaded by the initial tenant admin are available to all tenant designer users. Global Styles can only be added by frevvo.
To upload a Style when logged in as a designer user, follow these steps:
If you are logged in as a tenant admin you must first click the Home link in order to see the Styles Tab.
Styles can be selected at the application, form, flow and space. If no style is selected, the default global style Blue is used.. If no style is set for a form/flow, it will inherit the style selected for the application. If a form/flow is embedded in a space, the space style will take over even for forms/flows where you selected a specific style. A style applied to a flow will be inherited by all the forms contained within it.
Layouts can be selected for applications, forms and flows but not on a space. If no layout is selected, the default layout, Nouveau, is used.
To select a style and layout for an application, follow the steps below:
This will apply the selected layout and style to all forms and flows in that application where the designer has left the form/flow layout and style unselected. If the designer selected a specific layout and style for any given form or flow, that selection will take precedence over the application's selection.
To select a specific layout or style for any given form or flow, edit the form or flow. Click the toolbar at the top of the form to access the form properties on the left side of the Forms Designer. Click the Style tab, and pick your layout and style from the respective dropdown lists. These form/flow designer style properties will override your selected style's properties. For example if your style sets labels blue you can override this for a particular control to say yellow using the control's style property.
Styles can be selected dynamically via the form or space using the Url parameter _styleId. This parameter take precedence over a style selected at the Application or form level. Append _styleId=<the name of the style> to the share link of your form/flow or space. The share url shown appends the _stye parameter equal to a style created by the designer named Orange.