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Excellent question!

There are two ways to use SeaGreen's spam control feature: have a user match one field to another (such as confirming an email address) or have them enter a specific text string (which can be an image or text block).

Here's how you do it:

1. Create the field, image or text block you want your users to match. There are a few options:

          1a: Field Match: In the Form Layout step of SeaGreen place the field (usually a text field) you want your users to match onto the form grid. Name your field in the Properties panel - e.g., "email_address."

          1b. Text Match: Using the "Text" tool in the Form Layout step of SeaGreen, place a block of text onto the grid and type the code you want your users to enter. For example: "A1B2C3"

          1c. Image Match: If you want to use an image for your match validation, first create the image outside of SeaGreen in your favorite program (like Paint or Photoshop) - that image should contain the text you want users to match. Again, something like "A1B2C3" with some sort of background to disguise the image (as seen on this very forum). Using the "Image" tool in the Form Layout step of SeaGreen, place that image onto your form's grid.

2. Next, using the "Text Field" tool in Form Layout place a text field next to your field, code or image.

4. Right-click on that field and select "Other Validation Options" from the list and from the "Field Type" drop down list select "MATCH."

5. If you're having your users match one field to another, check the box next to "Select a Field" and select the field you want matched from the dropdown box. Note, you must have your field already on the grid for it to be available in this list. In our example above, you'd select "email_address."

If you're having your users match some text code or an image, select the second check box (selected by default) and enter the text exactly as you want them to enter it (remember, it is case sensitive).

If you wish, you can enter a note to users if they incorrectly match the field or code in the "Alert" field.

Click "OK" and you're done!

Users will have to make sure that what they enter meets your criteria or they will not be able to submit the form.

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