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Poetry Contest Form

  1. drusso1
    Member

    1. Gravity Forms can apply an HTML PRE tag to the text in text box, right? I need to preserve all line breaks and letter spacing exactly as entered.

    2. Can it export the data for: (a) all fields or (b) just a few selected fields -- to an output file?

    3. What export format are supported? csv, xml . . . ?

    Thanks!

    Posted 10 years ago on Wednesday August 11, 2010 | Permalink
  2. 1) I'm not sure what you are referring to. If you use the HTML block to display content on the form it will output whatever you enter. If you are referring to a Single Input Text field, it does not allow HTML to be submitted. Only certain fields, for security reasons, allow HTML to be submitted (such as the Post Body field).

    2) It can export form entries to a CSV file. You pick which fields you want to export and the date range.

    3) Entries/Submissions are exported as a CSV file. Forms themselves can also be exported in an XML format and imported into another site running Gravity Forms.

    Posted 10 years ago on Wednesday August 11, 2010 | Permalink
  3. drusso1
    Member

    Thanks, that answers my questions.

    Posted 10 years ago on Thursday August 12, 2010 | Permalink
  4. drusso1
    Member

    I jusr re-read these responses, and I have a follow-up question:

    Someone entering a poem in our contest form will just type in text. My goal is to capture what they typed exactly as they typed it, with all line breaks and line spacing intact. For example, if someone types in a poem in the shape of a Christmas tree, the shape (which is created with line breaks and spaces) needs to be preserved.

    Will this happen automatically?

    If not, is it possible to automatically apply code, such as an HTML PRE tag, to the poem after person has submited it? The form would automatically "frame" the poem in something like an HTML PRE tag.

    Posted 9 years ago on Sunday August 29, 2010 | Permalink
  5. Line breaks will be captured, but positioning via lots of spaces will not. It will of course capture spaces in between words, etc. But I don't think the auto-formatting would allow you to format the text in the shape of objects. It uses the WordPress built in auto-formatting functionality, and it doesn't allow that.

    Posted 9 years ago on Monday August 30, 2010 | Permalink
  6. Hi,

    can an export of form data to xml be done automatically upon user pressing "submit"?
    so in addition to having the entry in your internal databse I will also be able to have a file created for each submission of the form?

    thanks!

    Posted 9 years ago on Thursday January 13, 2011 | Permalink
  7. This is possible through the use of custom code and Gravity Form's hooks.

    Posted 9 years ago on Thursday January 13, 2011 | Permalink
  8. Thanks can you please direct me how to achieve this? Any help will be great (I'm not a developer but can handle light code tweakings...)

    Posted 9 years ago on Thursday January 13, 2011 | Permalink
  9. Unfortunately, this is a little more involved than light coding tweaks and would most likely require the assistance of a developer. Two names that come to mind are:

    alex.brombal@gmail.com
    http://webdevstudios.com/

    Posted 9 years ago on Thursday January 13, 2011 | Permalink