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Section breaks

When building a number of fields into an app, it would be useful to be able to separate the fields into sections with headers.

Big apps can get rather confusing without any breaks, particularly when you make them into a web app!

Rhys Bearder

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Small tip: use the question field to add "headlines" if you have very long apps :)

//Sara - Podio

Sara Høeg Højlund-Rasmussen 0 votes
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Yes. You beat me to the suggestion. You've got my vote. This would be easy to integrate. Allow the user to drag and drop a "Line Break" while creating apps. We should be able to "label" the break and add a description.

Who else is with us????

Randy

Randy D 0 votes
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Same here. We have lengthly forms that are shared with clients. It would be really nice to divide it up with instructions and titles. It could even auto generate a navigation list or tab bar for quick access.

Brian Ernesto 0 votes
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+1 for what Brian said.

Thanks for the tip, Sara! I will definitely start doing that until you have something where I can include an actual title/instructions

Julie Roberts 0 votes
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The question field has been removed from Podio. How can I create section breaks in web forms now?

Rhys Bearder 0 votes
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Epic idea. This would solve so many issues I'm having with organizing fields in an app. If their were sections for example I could group similar fields in a section and name it. Then my employees can be verbally assigned a section.

Right now I'm using a category field and naming it for each section. It annoying because the user has to click it to activate it each time.... Even a border line would have been a good options to separate sections but that is not available either.

The final step would be to allow for layout templates. I'm submitting an idea for this. Imagine that you could choose from pre made layouts or build a custom layout. Some of my apps are miles long because all the "fields" or "questions" are stack right on top of each other..... especially if they are categories... vs drop down boxes. My employees have to scroll for miles just to find a specific question to ask our clients in an app.

So Podio designers and coders please, please, pretty please create sections and pre made layouts. :)

Randy

Randy D 0 votes
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I found a bit of a complicated workaround for the webform in the end. A category field set as inline and multiple choice will just display the question. If you don't add any category fields, it can be used as a section header.

Actual section headers would be easier though!

Rhys Bearder 0 votes
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  • 1000 for this feature. I agree completely that section breaks with headers are absolutely necessary for apps with large amounts of data entry! Would make my contact entries (which have very detailed client information in MANY fields) much more navigable!!!! The workarounds don't quite cut it.

Apps that are used for webforms would benefit enormously as well.

Sarah Bryant 0 votes
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+1 - The form sectionals could also be conditional based on a category field

Faruq Hunter 0 votes
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+1000 upvote for this topic. Is there any update for this request? Been itching to fix the same issue for the web forms. Section breaks for long field forms will solve our problem. Please update podio team. Many regards.

Rowell Velasco 0 votes
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Yes, please make the section feature available. It's really needed for companies with detailed and complex apps. It's confusing for especially light users of Podio to understand a loooooooong app, with several sections which are irrelevant for them.

Søren Knorr Søndergaard 0 votes
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Hi, 

We've created an extension called Advanced Web Forms, where we try to implement useful things that are missing in the otherwise excellent native feature.

We have recently implemented Section Headers, so if you want to check out that and other webform related stuff, you can read more at: http://advancedwebform.com/

Cheers,
Erik at Elvenite

Erik Gustafsson 0 votes