When should I use a table instead of standard fields?

When only using fields, one form will display as one long row in a spreadsheet. When using the table feature, the original format of the table is preserved in the output. If both the table feature and standard fields are used, the format of the table will be preserved, and each standard field will become a separate column in the table.

For this reason, Captricity’s table feature is meant specifically for forms where the majority of the page is filled with repeated rows under the same heading. Examples could include a trade show contact sheet, an inventory form, or an invoice (examples below).

If your form does not have a table, or is “mostly” not a table, use individual fields (described here) For example, the form used in our tutorial, which has a number of different fields and only a small likert table, would work best using individual fields (see below).