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December 6, 2011 /Online Services /

Get “Attached” To New Features in Adobe FormsCentral

You asked for it, you got it. As of today, you no longer have to deal with the headaches of getting files and information from customers, clients, or vendors.  We’ve updated Adobe FormsCentral with some of your most-asked-for features.

Starting with the File Attachments Field in FormsCentral, users can now collect and store one or more files (including audio and video) from respondents, making things like requests for proposals and resumes, easier to gather and manage. Everything is stored in one central place too, taking the pain out of managing the collection process. Consider this scenario: you’re applying for a grant, which asks you to provide a variety of accompanying files such as images and previous work. Instead of filling out the proposal and then sending the files separately via email, with the new attachment feature in FormsCentral, it’s all done within one form – a one stop shop. This goes for employment applications as well; where the HR department needs to gather resumes, cover letters, references, and more in order to properly consider a candidate. So stop making your life complicated and do yourself a favor by checking out the new attachments feature.

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But wait, there’s more.

Nothing is more frustrating than not getting the information you need. This is a huge problem for market researchers – but now, they can stop respondents from entering invalid dates, typing endlessly in a field, or choosing every option when the limit is supposed to be 2. Yes, there is such a thing as too much information. With the new FormsCentral Field Validation features, users can set minimum and maximum values for the number of characters, date or multiple choice fields within their forms – making life simpler for everyone involved.

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We’re also introducing some additional functionality to the Submissions Receipt feature we announced in October. Form authors now have the option to protect their anonymity by preventing replies from being sent back to them, as well as exclude or include empty fields in the submission receipt email.

Adobe FormsCentral Responses

Oh, and you know that convenient little feature called Hyperlinking? We’ve been doing it all through this blog post! Well, we finally support creating hyperlinks in forms (hello 21st Century) so form authors can make it easier for respondents to go directly to a website for more information or to send a note directly to an email address.

Whether you’re in marketing, sales support, procurement, HR, or IT, we think you’ll find today’s updates will make your jobs of collecting and organizing data in such uses as applications, client intake, and registration forms that much easier. Watch this video for a quick overview, and check out these new features for yourself.  And please continue to send us feedback – the more we know about how you use FormsCentral, the better FormsCentral will become.

–Randy Swineford, FormsCentral Product Manager

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