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Addon:Forms Gramplet

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{{Third-party plugin}}
{{man tip|Census or Form?|Please note the ''Form Addons'' are an upgrade released in 2015 to expand the flexibility of the orignal Census Addons. The ''Form Addons'' supersede the [[Census_Addons|Census Addons]] from Gramps 4.2.X}}
[[File:Forms Gramplet.png|thumb|right|450px|Forms Gramplet - Shown Undocked from Bottombar Of People Category View]]
The Form gramplet allows users to create and edit structured source data in a single form. It makes the meticulous process of recording all the discrete elements far less fussy and error-prone.
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=== Adding the Forms Gramplet ===
{{man menu[[File:AddingFormsGrampletToBottombarOfPeopleCategoryView-51.png|thumb|right|450px|Adding Forms Gramplet to bottombar of People Category (Tree) View]]The '''Forms Gramplet gramplet''' is designed to be added to for the bottombar of the {{icon|peop}}[[Gramps_{{Version manual}}_Wiki_Manual_-_Categories#People_Category|People Category ]] (''Grouped ('' or) ''List'')view modes of Gramps. (After [[Third-party_Addons#Installing_Addons_in_Gramps|installation]] view, this gramplet will be available for addition in all these locations: the [[Gramps_{{man version}}_Wiki_Manual_-_Gramplets#The_split-screen_Sidebar_.26_Bottombar|sidebar/bottombar option]] for the following views: {{icon|peop}}People, {{icon|rela}}Relationships, {{icon|ance}}Charts, and {{icon|geog}}Geography.)
Select the {{man label|Forms}} menu option from the {{man label|Add a gramplet}} submenu of the [[File:AddingFormsGrampletToBottombarOfPeopleCategoryViewGramps_{{man version}}_Wiki_Manual_-51.png|thumb|right|450px_Main_Window#Gramplet_Bar_Menu|Adding Forms Gramplet To Bottombar Of People Category (Tree) Viewselection menus]] Select . Accessible by pressing the "Gramplet bar menu" {{man button|∨}} (little down arrow or "v" ''Down Arrowhead'' button) in screenshot) and select "Add a gramplet" and select "Forms" then the Forms Gramplet will be shown docked as belowview's sidebar or bottombar.
The blank '''Forms Gramplet''' will be shown docked as below.
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[[File:FormsGrampletShownInBottombarOfPeopleCategoryView-51.png|thumb|left|450px|Forms Gramplet - Shown docked In Bottombar Of People Category View]]
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=== Initial Configuration for each source ===
{{man menu|Before using the forms addons you need to define the form that describes the information contained within a source. See: [[Form_Addons#Configuration|Configuration]]}}
A new event can be created by clicking the {{man button|New}} button at the bottom of the {{man label|Forms Gramplet}} which will show you the {{man label|[[Form_Addons#Form_Selector|Select Form]]}} selector dialog where you can choose the form to use. Once you select a form you will be taken to the {{man label|[[Form_Addons#Form_Editor|Form Editor]]}}.
 
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[[File:FormsGrampletShownInBottombarOfPeopleCategoryView-51.png|thumb|left|450px|Forms Gramplet - Shown docked In Bottombar Of People Category View]]
[[File:Forms Gramplet.png|thumb|right|450px|Forms Gramplet - Shown Undocked from Bottombar Of People Category View]]
<!-- [[File:Forms Gramplet showing existing event.png|thumb|right|450px|Forms Gramplet - Showing existing event]] -->
An existing event can be edited either by highlighting a row and clicking the {{man button|Edit}} button or by double-clicking on a row to bring up the the {{man label|[[Form_Addons#Form_Editor|Form Editor]]}}.
==Issues==
* See issues attached to the ''[https://gramps-project.org/bugs/tag_view_page.php?tag_id=257 Forms]'' tag.<!--
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==See also==
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Census Census] From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
* [[Data Entry Gramplet]] addonthat allows an easy method of editing previously added people, and adding new and related people in your family tree.
===Form Tutorials===
* Using the Form Gramplet, By Tim Graham, Photo Restorations by Tim G.** [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y5hijkAF6eE Using the Form Gramplet] - Shows an older version of the Form addon (Published on Aug 4, 2016) <!-- video Note: Video says it can be installed on the Desktop Dashboard and or the Charts page but current version cannot-->.** [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NQL5shB9NzQ Defining Custom Forms for the Form Gramplet] - Shows an older version of the Form addon (Published on Aug 1, 2016)
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