The majority of the contents in this guide apply to both StudioPlus Spectra AND myStratus Desktop.
In most cases, instructions referring to "Spectra" also apply to myStratus Desktop.


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4. Accessing Web Forms

NOTE: This feature is available in the Professional and Enterprise versions of myStratus Desktop. Spectra does not include this feature.

Before your clients can access their Web Forms, you need to design them. If you haven't designed your forms yet, refer to Designing Web Forms as well as Creating Web Forms for how to create the web forms.

There are three ways Clients can view their Web Forms:

Access from

Your clients can view their forms by logging in to If you haven't done so already, you'll need to activate InSpiredByYou and set up a couple things. Go to Maintenance > Preferences > Preferences and set up the following:

  • On the General Tab - Check the box to Activate The Client Username and Password should already be filled in with your company's InSpiredByYou credentials. These fields are required! If they're blank, contact tech support.

  • On the Company Tab - Choose the client's Default Username and PasswordThis will be the login information you provide to your clients to allow them to see their web forms (and other items you upload to InSpiredByYou). We recommend leaving them at the default settings.

    Note: If you're just starting to use InSpiredByYou, you'll want to set up some additional company information to make your InSpiredByYou site look professional. Enter your email address and upload your logo and a marketing image. These will be displayed on your InSpired site. See Setting up InSpiredByYou for more information.

  • On the Tasks Tab - Set up a Web Form task and assign it to a user or department. This task will be automatically created by the software when a client submits a form. It's a good way to keep track of form submissions. 

After you have your set up, Clients can now access their web forms upon logging in to your InspiredByYou portal. The myStratus Control Center will automatically sync new web forms to InspiredByYou during the next sync from the Control Center.

Here is an example of a Web Form on InspiredByYou:

Access from an Email Link

You can also email your clients the link to their Web Form Portal where they can access all of their active web forms.
This example displays how to set up the link in an HTML email:
  • ​Go to Tools > Design Tools > HTML Email Builder
  • Select New to create a new email. 
  • After creating the content of the email you can add the link in one of two ways:
1. Use this option when emailing existing clients: In the HTML Email Builder select Insert Data Field > Special Fields > Client Web From Portal URL. The client who receives this email and clicks the link will be directed to their own web form portal which consists of all their available, active web forms. See Web Forms Preferences for more information.

Use this option when emailing new clients, not in your data: Go to Maintenance > Web Forms >Web Forms, and highlight the web form that you want to include in the email. In the upper ribbon, select Get New Client URLs > New Client Link. This will copy the HTML coding for the hyperlink to your web form which can now be inserted to the Source tab of your HTML email.

Here is an example of a Web Form from the Web Form Portal:

Access from your Website


Want your web form to blend in with the color scheme of your website? Go to Maintenance > Preferences > Web Forms Preferences > Customization tab to customize the coloration for all of your web forms! See Web Forms Preferences for more details.

There are two ways to embed web forms into your site, for new clients and existing clients:

New Clients

*This is mainly used for Contact Us web forms.

*Please note: Because we are continually updating our library of training videos as new versions of our software are released, this video will likely show an older or newer version of StudioPlus Spectra/myStratus than you have installed. Don't worry! The video will still give you a great overview of this feature.

  1. Go to Maintenance > Web Forms > Web Forms
  2. Highlight the web form that you want to embed into your website.
  3. Select Get New Client URLS > New Client iFrame (or Link). This will copy the iFrame (or Link) coding that you can then give to your web developer to embed the web form in your web site.

Existing Clients

  1. Make sure your web form preferences are set up at Maintenance > Preferences > Web Form Preferences (see also Web Form Preferences).
  2. On the General tab of the Web Form Preferences, select Get HTML Code. This will copy the coding for you to give to your web developer to embed the web form portal into your website.
  3. Once the portal is embedded into your site, existing clients can log in with the username/password that was set in the web form preferences to view their active web forms.
Here is an example of a Web Form embedded into a web site:

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