Workspaces

Form Rig is an installable web app.

  • You can Save to disk as a traditional file.
  • And your files are auto-saved in your computer.

Home

The Home workspace is for file management. It's reachable by clicking the top-left logo.

Form Rig's Home

Drafter Workspace

For now, glance over where the Card and Entry actions are. Then, take a look at the Cards and compare them with the next section.

Form Rig's Drafter Workspace

Previewer Workspace

In Previewer, Cards become interactive pages. Also, you can change some options such as using a dropdown vs. radio buttons.

Form Rig's Previewer Workspace

Initial Page

Previewer opens at the selected Card. Otherwise, at the topmost.


Initial Workspace

Files remember their last active workspace.

Undo works in Previewer too

Both workspaces share their undo history. For example, changing an Entry value in Previewer modifies it in Drafter too. If that's undesirable, you can either:

  • FileDuplicate before previewing, or
  • ViewPreview in New Tab. This way Drafter and Previewer will have independent undo histories. But you'll need to make the final edit in the tab you want to be saved in your browser storage. That edit could be arbitrary, or an Undo + Redo.

Tips

Exporting for Graphic Design Programs

In Previewer, use the browser's PrintSave as PDF. That PDF serves as an editable starting point you can import into graphic design programs.

Distraction Free Mode

As most actions are available in context menus (right-click) and Shortcuts, you can hide the Toolbar and Side Panels using the View menu. At any rate, the top menubar has all the actions.

File History and Collaboration

The files are in JSON format. Therefore, you can collaborate and keep track of their history in a version control system like git, or share them as traditional files.

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