OneForm® Designer Plus

Powerful desktop PCs are widely deployed, color graphical displays are standard, and the Internet is rapidly expanding. Because of this information infrastructure, the paperless office is a goal of many information professionals. 

 

Paper business forms, especially internal forms, are prime candidates for replacement with electronic and/or Internet forms. Using Amgraf OneForm® Designer Plus, these paper forms can quickly be converted to eForms and iForms with the following benefits: 

 

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The look and feel of the paper form is preserved. This reduces design and training costs, and allows users to migrate gracefully to electronic and Internet forms as needed. 

 

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OneForm® eForms are compatible with all Microsoft Windows PC's. OneForm® iForms work great with Microsoft's Internet Explorer Browsers. 

 

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Existing form designs can be imported from almost any desktop publishing or forms drawing system. 

 

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eForms and iForms can be linked together, connected to databases, e-mailed, and electronically signed and secured. 

 

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When needed, a paper form can be printed on-demand. 

 

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No filler-license software or license fees are ever required to use electronic and Internet forms created with Amgraf OneForm® Designer Plus. 

 

OneForm® Designer Plus is a complete eForms/iForms authoring tool, with features for the most demanding workflow projects. Because no filler licenses are needed, it is also the most affordable solution for enterprise-wide electronic and Internet forms deployment. 

 

Electronic forms are generated by Amgraf's OneForm® Designer Plus as Microsoft® Visual Basic® projects, then compiled and distributed as Windows® executables (.exe). Internet forms are generated as HTML pages with JavaScript coding for intelligence. One single design file can be output as a paper, electronic, or Internet form as needed. Following are the ways to create new pForms, eForms and iForms:

 

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Import an existing form design file from a desktop publishing system via the Encapsulated PostScript or PDF interpreters. 

 

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Draw a new form using the OneForm® graphical tools. 

 

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Copy a form from the OneForm® Forms Library, then edit the form by adding personalization and logos. 

 

 

Fill-fields can quickly be overlayed on top of the form design using the OneForm® autofield tool. Field types include textual, numeric, drop-down list, check box, date, time, button, graphic, and signature. Fields can be further defined to control input attributes such as character/line count, case, and numeric formatting. Help messages can be attached to each field, and custom programming actions can be triggered when a field is entered or exited. 

 

After the form is fielded, it can be generated as an eForm or as an iForm. For eForms, Microsoft Visual Basic code is automatically produced so that the form can be compiled into a Windows executable program. For iForms, HTML/JavaScript code is automatically produced along with server-side scripting for saving and recalling the filled-in iForm. 

 

eForms and iForms compliment each other in functionality to allow the widest deployment of eBusiness forms technology. eForms are great for client-server networks as well as individual PC's and laptop computers. The ``executable'' for the eForm and its databases can be located on servers or they can be local to the computer running the eForm. In addition, eForms can be filled and saved locally even when the user is not connected to a network. When a network connection is convenient, the eForm can be reloaded from the local hard drive and the fill data can be sent to the server. 

 

iForms are great for use where Internet or Intranet access is available. The client does not need to have any pre-loaded software other than the browser. iForms open seamlessly within the browser (without the need for ``plug-ins'' or helper applications) and the user can fill and print the iForm on-demand. With iForms, filled forms are saved in databases on the web site server. 

 

PDF forms are rapidly becoming the de facto standard. With OneForm®'s PDF Forms Generator Option, you can now connect PDF forms to databases and enable form users to fill out, submit, email, print and save the form using just the free Acrobat® Reader 5.0 or higher. Creating intelligent PDF forms just got easier! 

 

For online ordering of imprinted documents such as Business Cards, Letterheads, Envelopes, Message Pads, Checks, and/or Software-Compatible Business Forms, the OneForm® Stationery Option includes the source files and wizards to build a complete eCommerce web site. For total print automation at the printing plant, Amgraf's MECCA® 2000 system utilizes the XML data exchange feature to retrieve new orders from the web site and automatically compose them for output to digital platemakers and/or digital presses.

 

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