Section breaks

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  • Official comment
    Sara Høeg Højlund-Rasmussen

    Hi everyone,

    So far this feature request has not been prioritized by the team as we have a few work-arounds for you to add section breaks / headers in your apps. 

    Here is a few options -

    Simple

    Use a category field with a required field to become "header" in your app. See screenshot below:

    Advanced

    Use a calculation field with a javascript calculation to create a header image, using colors and text of your choice. See screenshots below:

    Hope this helps with a workaround!

    Please keep the votes coming if you would prefer to see a real solution, rather than the work-around.

    //Sara -Podio

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  • Sara Høeg Højlund-Rasmussen

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

    //Sara - Podio

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  • Randy D

    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

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  • Brian Ernesto

    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.

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  • Julie Roberts

    +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

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  • Jose Brotons

    +1 for this feature

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  • Aaron Raufman

    This hasn't been taken care of yet? C'mon Podio dev team! +1

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  • Rhys Bearder

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

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  • Randy D

    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

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  • Rhys Bearder

    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!

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  • Sarah Bryant
    • 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.

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  • JLB Jorge León Báez

    +infinite

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  • CJB

    Another 1000 votes for this feature!

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  • Conrad Muller

    +1 - Perhaps Section headings, and Line Breaks

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  • Faruq Hunter

    +1 - The form sectionals could also be conditional based on a category field

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  • Rowell Velasco

    +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.

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  • Søren Knorr Søndergaard

    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.

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  • Fady kreidy

    Dear Podio team, any updates on this?

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  • Erik Gustafsson

    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

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  • Matthew Blair

    +1

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  • Jack Mastrangelo

    I tried the advanced method using Java Script. After setting up the calculations, i clicked DONE but it wouldn't save it. The only way Podio would accept me clicking DONE is if I deleted my two calculation fields. 

    I think I copied everything exactly. Any ideas?

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  • Bavo De Cooman

    Unfortunately, Podio removes the blue tokens when you copy-paste calculation field code. So your @Title code no longer bears that reference. You'll have to reconnect the reference by typing it again starting from the @. If you type @T, you'll be able to pick @Title from the appearing suggestions. 

     

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  • Bavo De Cooman

    In case you are okay with simple bold section breaks, you can create them with very short calculation fields.

    The reference is random, it's only there because the calculation field needs a reference. The . to the left helps to distinguish the section title a little more. Here's an example: 



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