Adobe recommends using the modern and extensible data capture Core Components for creating new Adaptive Forms or adding Adaptive Forms to AEM Sites pages. These components represent a significant advancement in Adaptive Forms creation, ensuring impressive user experiences. This article describes older approach to author Adaptive Forms using foundation components.
There are situations when end users filling a form are not sure how to fill details in a particular form field. To address such issues, adaptive forms provides support to add text or rich in-context help to a form field. It helps improve the form filling experience and avoids any ambiguity for end users.
This article discusses how form authors can add in-context help while authoring Adaptive Forms.
You can specify in-context help using the following options in the Help Content section of the properties tab in the sidebar.
Long description overrides the Short description. If you have specified both, only Long description will appear.
The Short description field is to provide quick and short hints about filling a form field. The text specified in the Short description field is displayed as a tooltip on hovering mouse over the field.
Select Always show short description to permanently display the help text below the field.
You can use the Long description field to specify long text or embed rich media content, including videos, as in-context help. For example, the following image shows how you can embed a video as in-context help.
Adding Long description displays a ? icon next to the field. Clicking the icon displays the content added in the long description section.
In addition to the in-context help for form fields, you can specify help at a panel level in the Help content tab of the panel edit dialog.
Adding help for panel displays a ? icon next to the panel description. Clicking the icon displays the content added in the Help Content section of the panel edit dialog.