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thewillistree

Does anyone know of a good questionnaire I can use on my site for visitors who want to contribute information?

I'm trying to construct one using Zoho Creator but need some inspiration about what to ask/include etc.

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Barry Chuckle

Does anyone know of a good questionnaire I can use on my site for visitors who want to contribute information?

I'm trying to construct one using Zoho Creator but need some inspiration about what to ask/include etc.

http://www.researchyourgenealogy.com/free-...mon-search.html

http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users...LE/0006text.txt

http://www.genealogy.com/00000030.html?cj=...mp;o_xt=1029688

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JMM

On my own site, I created a PDF form of a standard family group sheet that can be submitted directly to me.

you can see it here: http://www.ourfamilyhistories.org/submissions.php

Hello Bryan,

Your online PDF Form is fantastic. I've been looking for the exact same thing for more than a year, but not found or seen any until I came across yours recently.

I've saved your form to my server, but how would I go about modifying your form slightly, to have submittals emailed to me instead of to you? What program do I need to change the email address in the form?

Thanks in advance.

Regards,

John

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bsl20b50

Hello Bryan,

Your online PDF Form is fantastic. I've been looking for the exact same thing for more than a year, but not found or seen any until I came across yours recently.

I've saved your form to my server, but how would I go about modifying your form slightly, to have submittals emailed to me instead of to you? What program do I need to change the email address in the form?

Thanks in advance.

Regards,

John

Hello John,

Adobe Acrobat Pro is required to change the email. I wrote instructions for doing so on the wiki http://tng.lythgoes.net/wiki/index.php?tit...ission_Form_Mod.

Regards,

Bryan

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Jerome Liebowitz

Or you can use any other PDF editor. I use Nitro PDF -- has most of the features of Adobe Acrobat (if not all) and is much less expensive (about $100), but still quite costly. I think there may be an Adobe web-based program that will also let you edit a PDF file, but I'm not sure about that.

Hello John,

Adobe Acrobat Pro is required to change the email. I wrote instructions for doing so on the wiki http://tng.lythgoes.net/wiki/index.php?tit...ission_Form_Mod.

Regards,

Bryan

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bsl20b50

Here is a custom made form at our genealogy site, with options for attaching photos:

username: tng

password: tng

http://www.genealogy.rocksea.org/genealogyform.php

Would you be willing to share the code for your form? A group of us has been working on a similar form to share with the TNG community, and the attachment option would be a great addition.

You can contact me off list at:

ourfamilyhistories.org at gmail dot com

Thanks,

Bryan

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rocksea

I used phpmailer-fe along with an html form. It was done 2-3 years before, so I have to dig out the mailer and attach it along with the form. Please give me a week.

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bsl20b50

I used phpmailer-fe along with an html form. It was done 2-3 years before, so I have to dig out the mailer and attach it along with the form. Please give me a week.

No problem. Thanks!

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rocksea

Attached is a sample form with attachment facilities (genform.php) and the phpmailer.

Unzip the phpmailer and edit /phpmailer/_lib/phpmailer-fe.php:

Line #306: $fixedFromEmail = 'webmaster@thisdomain.com';

Modify it to include your "From Email".

Line #340: $recipient = "yourmail@gmail.com";

You will receive the filled form with attachments at this email id.

Now upload the genform.php and phpmailer to your tng root.

That is it! Access it from http://www.yourdomain.com/genform.php

Note: I guess the above setup will work for you. There are options for smtp configurations also if you have server restrictions for sending email. phpmailer and phpmailer-fe is documented, so you can check that also to play with several other options. Once you are done, do let me know :)

genform.php

phpmailer.zip

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DelG

Here is a custom made form at our genealogy site, with options for attaching photos:

username: tng

password: tng

http://www.genealogy.rocksea.org/genealogyform.php

I would like to see your form in action but unable to access it on your site even when logged-in with the credentials you provide. Else, could you post screen shot(s)? Thanks

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