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Plone 3 for Education by Erik Rose

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A tour of PloneFormGen

PloneFormGen represents a form as a folder and fields as items within it, which lets it inherit a lot of its user interface "for free" from Plone. To start a new form, pull down the Add new menu anywhere in a Plone site, and choose Form Folder.

A tour of PloneFormGen

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Easing the mental mapping for users

Though it simplifies the codebase, the way forms behave like folders is not always intuitive for less technical users; some will need a bit of training and acclimation. For larger organizations, it can help to have a Form Czar or two: community-minded power users with people skills who can render informal first-tier support and training.

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