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New Responsive Designer Now Available

Nintex Employee
Nintex Employee
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We’re excited to announce the release of a new forms designer within the Nintex Process Platform. Now users across Office 365 and Nintex Workflow Cloud can design forms using the same easy-to-use yet powerful and flexible designer to create forms. This is a completely new forms designer – built from the ground up and focused on performance, usability, and flexibility. This will be our new engine going forward for Nintex Workflow Cloud, Office365, and SharePoint.

 

So, what’s new: 

  • Clean modern UI 
  • Improved geolocation control that supports Google Maps API on the web 
  • Native signature control that works across web and mobile and stores an image of the signature 
  • Barcode scanner is now available in the toolbox for use in Nintex Mobile 
  • Rules improvements 
  • Set the property of any control on the form (Including value) 
  • Set the properties of multiple controls in one rule 
  • Easily build AND/OR logic with clicks, not code 
  • ELSE conditions in the rule builder 
  • Formula builder 
  • Type-ahead when building a formula 
  • Inline help for functions 
  • Formula validation to ensure the formula is correct 
  • GetQueryString function is now included 
  • Multipage support 
  • Text masks on a text field 
  • Date/time can restrict past dates within the configuration of the control 
  • Separate currency control 
  • File upload allows dragging files onto the form for upload 
  • List Lookup can filter out duplicate items 
  • Instant preview 
  • Group (Panel) control now has heading and border options 
  • Separate email control 
  • The exported form is now constructed in JSON format 
  • The same form engine is used in Office365 and Nintex Mobile. Your forms share the same UI. 

 

Videos about some of the changes: 

 

So where can I learn about the new platform? 

 

Interesting links:

 

 

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9 Comments
Denis_Emerson
Nintex Newbie

Please advise if it possible to caclulate the value at row level in the repeating section

Nintex Employee
Nintex Employee

Hi @Denis_Emerson,

 

The work is scheduled but has not begun development as yet, so I cannot commit to a date. We are certainly keen to get this out as soon as we can.

 

Cheers,

Euan

connormower
Nintex Newbie

Hi @EuanGamble ,

 

Is there a planned date to add the lookup formula? We use that in almost all of our forms so it would be difficult for us to start using the new designer until that is released. 

The new designer looks great by the way!

 

Thanks

Connor

Nintex Employee
Nintex Employee

Hi @connormower,

 

It is scheduled to developed soon, but I don't have an ETA as yet. It is definitely a priority, however.

 

Cheers,

Euan

jdblundell
Nintex Newbie

Any new accessibility improvements with the update?

Nintex Employee
Nintex Employee

Hi @jdblundell,

 

We have not specifically built the designer to be accessible but it is something we are certainly discussing internally.


Cheers,

Euan

jdblundell
Nintex Newbie

An accessible designer that meets ATAG standards would be amazing https://www.w3.org/WAI/standards-guidelines/atag/.

But right now, I'd be happy if the front facing forms met WCAG standards with proper labels and focus settings.

I can make some of those fixes on the classic forms but there's no way to fix them on the responsive forms.

Nintex Employee
Nintex Employee

Hi @jdblundell,

 

Few questions:

  1. Is the form used externally to your organisation or internal?
  2. If internal, what accessibility requirements does your organisation need to comply with for internal systems?
  3. Without being too specific, what industry do you work in that requires accessibility?
  4. What software do you use to test an application is accessible? 

Cheers,

Euan

jdblundell
Nintex Newbie

Please see my comments marked with JB

  1. Is the form used externally to your organisation or internal?
    1. JB: We create forms internally and externally.
  2. If internal, what accessibility requirements does your organisation need to comply with for internal systems?
    1. JB: We have a board policy that all digital content must be accessible. Our primary guideline is WCAG 2.0 AA. The ADA laws in the US (Section 504, Section 508, Americans With Disability Act) were initially created to ensure disabled employees are able to do the same job as their peers. In addition, we work with students who may be prospective students (external) or or current students (internal).
  3. Without being too specific, what industry do you work in that requires accessibility?
    1. JB: I personally work in higher ed. But I could also work in the resturant/food industry, grocery/retail industry, government agency, entertainment industry or any others.
  4. What software do you use to test an application is accessible? 
    1. JB: We've had an audit of our content and use a variety of tools for testing, including JAWS screenreader, WebAIM, SiteImprove, Accessibility Insights for Web from Microsoft, Web Developer plugin, Blackboard Ally, ANDI and ARC Toolkit.