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Fill in forms for email and posting

Fill in forms for email and posting

Posted: 31 May 2012 4:12PM GMT
Classification: Query
I just found some cousins from one family line. We started a facebook group and I want to get all their family info, so I can add it to my tree. I can't find a good way to do this, other than posting a form, having them print it out and mail it to me.

Is there someway to post a form for people to fill out online? I have several websites, I could post the form to. There will be lots of info to fill out.

Any ideas?

Thanks.

Nancy

Re: Fill in forms for email and posting

Posted: 8 Sep 2012 6:25PM GMT
Classification: Query
Nancy,
You can use something like Adobe Acrobat 9 or 10 to make forms to fill out as pdf's.

Rayburn

Re: Fill in forms for email and posting

Posted: 4 Oct 2012 10:30AM GMT
Classification: Query
As you have websites, why not use the old but still useful formmail method? This starts out with a line like (for [ ] read the correct characters):

[FORM action="http://www.mydomain.me.uk/cgi-sys/formmail.pl" method="post"]
[input type="hidden" name="recipient" value="me@mydomain.me.uk"]
[input type="hidden" name="subject" value="My Family"]

and continues with labelled boxes something like:
[TR]
[TD]Last Name:[/TD]
[TD][INPUT TYPE="TEXT" NAME="SURNAME:" SIZE="25"][/TD][/TR]
[TR]
[TD]Forenames:[/TD]
[TD][INPUT TYPE="TEXT" NAME="FORNAME:" SIZE="50"][/TD][/TR]

with the usual checkboxes/radioboxes to help along the way and ending up
[INPUT TYPE="SUBMIT" VALUE="Send"]
[input type="hidden" name="redirect" value="http://www.mydomain.me.uk/thankyou.htm"]
[/FORM]

This way they just email direct from one of your sites, without having to print and send. Any form will take a few attempts to get right, of course!

Re: Fill in forms for email and posting

Posted: 10 Oct 2012 3:45AM GMT
Classification: Query
That is an excellent idea, maybe I can get all the info I need and the code right. lol

Thank you!
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