Drop Down & List Box - Customizing...

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All,
I just downloaded the new Web Form Builder and so far it is pretty slick and I have been waiting on this for the past year. Thanks to non-flash supported mobile devices the form builder couldn't get here fast enough!

So, what I need to do is:
1) Add a Drop Down or List Box...it really doesn't matter which one as long as I can easily add custom lists.
2) I added a Drop Down element and under the properties > Options - I realize that I can click on the options and rename them ONE BY ONE.
3) What I need to be able to do is to cut and paste a list of choices in that field...how do I do that?
4) I brought up the Pre-Defined Options Selector and I do not see a place to add a "Custom" list.
5) Please tell me I can paste a custom list into a box somewhere to create my options...If there is one I do not see it at this time.

Using the old web form builder I could easily add a custom list.

I am attaching a screen shot so you can see what I am looking at.

I have a list of about 50 options, so it is not feasible to enter those options one at a time.

I am sure that there is a way to do it...it is just not popping out at me so far.

Other than that I think it looks great and I can't wait to change out all my other forms to this one so I can add them to Mobile devices! Thanks again CoffeeCup for a job well done!

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I attached the screen shot a little to quickly...here is my 2nd try!
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There is no way in the software to create your own lists, but you can do this easily outside of the software. Just go to your \Documents\CoffeeCup Software\Web Form Builder\option-lists and you will find all of them here. You can either edit one or create your own.
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Scott,
That worked like a charm! Thanks for the insight...I feel much better about making a bulk drop down now!

That might be a good note on the help section for custom drop downs.

Thanks again!
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So I did what was mentioned here and added a list to the options area and it sees the list name but when I highlight it, nothing shows? Any advice? I attached my list.
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Barbara Petrini wrote:
So I did what was mentioned here and added a list to the options area and it sees the list name but when I highlight it, nothing shows? Any advice? I attached my list.

Look at Teressa O'Brien. You have a strage character being used for the apostrophe.
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You rock! :D
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Also, what I found when adding a custom list was that I had to restart the web form builder for the new custom list to show. I am not sure if there is a way to refresh the application or not, but when I restarted form builder my new custom list was showing.

Just an FYI...
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Hiya Jared,

Don't forget to check here too for lots of shared custom lists that we've been getting through the members here too. I'm thinking this is going to be a very cool thing :)

http://www.coffeecup.com/forums/web-for … ons-lists/

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