When looking at a form, it helps to think of the "Compose" and "Read"
versions as two seperate forms. When you first start a form, you open
the "Compose" form and fill it in. When you send it, the information
gets transferred to the "Read" form and put in the recipient's mailbox.
If you have it set up correctly: when that person forwards the form,
the info gets transferred to a different "Compose" form, then to a
different "Read" form when it gets to the NEW recipient.
I've never tried forwarding a form using the same form, but I don't see
why it wouldn't work.
There are settings to control which info gets transferred to the new
form, and you can change the way it is displayed -- I set it up so no
one can change information added by the previous people (only the fields
THEY will read or fill in are even displayed), and I add a new "comment"
field for each new person who handles the form.
When you click "forward" and the new window appears on top of the old,
that is a seting in exchange ("Tools">>"Options">>"Read" tab>> the
"Close the original item" checkbox).
Yes, you can send questions to me directly, as long as you understand
that I may not be able to reply swiftly.
-USA Hockey, Inc.
> Chris, I did a little experimentation with this and I can begin to see how
> your solution works. One question, I'm using the same form for the
> forwards as I am for the first creation. I send it to my mailbox, and read
> it. Then click forward and a new form appears in my Window, behind the
> original one. The original form does not go away, I have to explicitly
> close the window. Am I doing something wrong?
> Would you mind my sending you a question or two offline via your e-mail
> address. I really appreciate your help, and a few minutes from you might
> save me many hours of stumbling around.
> > Are you saying the "normal" way doesn't work? From the "Read" version
> > of one form, click on "View">>"Form Properties" then the "Events" tab.
> > Set the "Forward" event to open the next form in line. It helps if you
> > consider the "Compose" and "Read" versions as seperate forms.
> > HTH
> > -Chris Smith
> > -USA Hockey, Inc.
> > > Can anyone tell me an EFD technique without using folders to route
> forms to
> > > multiple people sequentially? When I try this the form lives only for
> > > first compose and then read sequence. I haven't been able to forward a
> > > form beyond that point - it gets converted to text format instead of
> > > I've tried creating different events and associating with those with
> > > etc. but it does not appear to work. This is for Exchange clients by
> > > way, not Outlook.