Need help designing Form with messy input fields
I am trying to replace some OLD NCR forms with new electronic PDF or HTML forms, but have run into a problem trying to replicate some of the high density entry methods.
The forms are incredibly dense, and the number of options you have with only a few check marks and a circle or two is HUGE.
SO...I am trying to replicate that style...
Please see SECTION 23 (first) Example
The Check boxes are easy...
It is the "/" that cause problems. The first line with copper/Galvanized/... has 16 possible combinations. On paper I just circle the ones I want. Check boxes take up too much space, and pull downs would be WAY to complex and the user couldn't see all the options... (I have some with 8+ options)
I have 16 pages of this high density entry I am trying to put into a tablet.
Please see MULTI example.
Several people have tried to make Web entry forms, but by spreading out the inputs, they take PAGES for one sub-section, and there is no easy way to jump from the Plumbing page (8 sub sections) to the Electrical page (7 Subsections) as there is with the tabs in the NCR binder.
Ideas? Suggestions? Anyone want to tackle a project?