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The Form Buttons

Protege-Frames User's Guide
Understanding Forms
Forms Tab
Form Browser
Form Buttons
Form Editor
Display Slot Menu
Selected Widget Type Menu
Widget Configuration Dialog
Form Configuration Dialog Box
Default Widget Types
Additional String Widgets
Instance Row and Table Widgets
Contains Widget
Direct Instances Widget
Global Characteristics
Moving or Resizing a Widget
Widget Configuration Properties
Selecting a Widget Display
Hiding a Widget
Customizing a Row or Table Widget
Customizing a Contains Widget
Using a Resource List Widget
Additional Widget Types
Glossary, Editing Help

The Form buttons, at the top right of the Form Browser, allow you to change the layout of the selected form.


View Form Customizations: Opens the Form Configuration dialog box for the selected form.


Remove Form Customizations: Clears all customizations for the selected form. This will return the form to the default layout, which has the following characteristics:

  • Widgets appear in an order based on size, type, and label.

  • Each widget is a standard type, based on the slot's type and cardinality.

  • Each widget is a standard size for that widget type. In addition, when you remove customizations, any labels you have changed will be returned to their default labels, and any hidden widgets will be displayed. However, if you have changed the display slot, that will not be returned to the default.


Relayout Form with Current Widgets: Creates a default layout using the current widgets. This means:

  • Widgets appear in an order based on size, type, and label.

  • If you have changed the widget type for a slot, your changes are retained.

  • Any hidden widgets remain hidden.


Layout Form Like: Displays a dialog box of all forms and allows you to choose one as a basis for your layout, as follows:

  • Any widgets that the two forms have in common are laid out in the same way.

  • Widgets that appear in your current form, and do not appear in the form you choose as a base, are displayed in a standard layout below the chosen form.

  • Widgets that appear in the base form, and are not in the selected form, appear as blank space in the new form.

You can also customize a form in a number of ways, by customizing global properties as well as changing individual widgets on the form. See the Forms Table of Contents for more information.