The newest and most powerful version of TheFormTool, TheFormTool PRO v2.5, goes to our beta-tester volunteers from around the world on Thursday.
Version 2.5, knows as “Cinch” to insiders, represents a quantum increase in power over earlier versions but retains TheFormTool’s signature simplicity, where any user can expect to be productive within a few minutes and easily productive within the hour.
To TheFormTool’s already impressive list of features, Cinch adds four major items:
Grid adds an ability to add related information horizontally in addition to the traditional vertical format. This will greatly simplify data input. It will also allow the selection of individual data related to a name, product or other subject, and also aggregate data related to an individual descriptor, dramatically increasing TheFormTool’s breadth of power.
Sublists allow the development of complex relationships and the selection of group-based data. With this a user can include only some of the items in the list. The sublist of buyers shown here includes individuals and excludes corporate entities.
Item in a Sublist allows a user to choose a single piece of information from a subgroup of a list based on its position in a Sublist.
Compound Conditions adds true Boolean logic to TheFormTool PRO toolkit. In this example, this condition shows text if (a) none of the buyers are individuals AND (b) the price is less than $10,000.
The two clauses of the compound condition are shown at the top of the screen. They are edited by selecting one and then using the controls in the bottom part of the screen to make changes. An author can also select the AND and change it to OR or XOR. The buttons to the right of the clauses let an author add/delete them, rearrange them, or use parentheses to control the order of operations. There is no limit to the number of clauses that can be contained in a compound condition.
An author can also use compound conditions when creating sublists or can even create compound conditions whose clauses refer to sublists that in turn contain their own compound conditions.
TheFormTool PRO v2.5 is the most powerful version of TheFormTool ever created. It follows in the proud tradition of other powerful releases, Math a little over a year ago, and Derived Answers after that.
Power users of TheFormTool will be delighted, but so will those who value TheFormTool for its simplicity, it’s ease of use. TheFormTool remains the most user friendly and powerful document assembly and forms automation software in the world.™
TheFormTool PRO v2.5 will be available in several weeks, for free, to current owners of earlier versions of TheFormTool PRO.