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-<STRONG><A HREF="form.3x.html">form(3x)</A></STRONG>                                                       <STRONG><A HREF="form.3x.html">form(3x)</A></STRONG>
+<STRONG><A HREF="form.3x.html">form(3x)</A></STRONG>                                                              <STRONG><A HREF="form.3x.html">form(3x)</A></STRONG>
 
 
 
 
-</PRE>
-<H2>NAME</H2><PRE>
+</PRE><H2><a name="h2-NAME">NAME</a></H2><PRE>
        <STRONG>form</STRONG> - curses extension for programming forms
 
 
-</PRE>
-<H2>SYNOPSIS</H2><PRE>
+</PRE><H2><a name="h2-SYNOPSIS">SYNOPSIS</a></H2><PRE>
        <STRONG>#include</STRONG> <STRONG>&lt;form.h&gt;</STRONG>
 
 
-</PRE>
-<H2>DESCRIPTION</H2><PRE>
-       The  <STRONG>form</STRONG> library provides terminal-independent facilities
-       for composing form screens  on  character-cell  terminals.
-       The  library  includes:  field  routines, which create and
-       modify form fields; and form routines, which group  fields
-       into forms, display forms on the screen, and handle inter-
+</PRE><H2><a name="h2-DESCRIPTION">DESCRIPTION</a></H2><PRE>
+       The <STRONG>form</STRONG> library provides terminal-independent facilities for composing
+       form screens on character-cell terminals.  The library includes:  field
+       routines, which create and modify form fields; and form routines, which
+       group fields into forms, display forms on the screen, and handle inter-
        action with the user.
 
-       The <STRONG>form</STRONG> library uses the <STRONG>curses</STRONG> libraries, and  a  curses
-       initialization  routine  such  as  <STRONG>initscr</STRONG>  must be called
-       before using any of these  functions.   To  use  the  <STRONG>form</STRONG>
-       library, link with the options <STRONG>-lform</STRONG> <STRONG>-lcurses</STRONG>.
-
-   <STRONG>Current</STRONG> <STRONG>Default</STRONG> <STRONG>Values</STRONG> <STRONG>for</STRONG> <STRONG>Field</STRONG> <STRONG>Attributes</STRONG>
-       The  <STRONG>form</STRONG>  library  maintains  a  default  value for field
-       attributes.  You can get or set this  default  by  calling
-       the  appropriate  <STRONG>set_</STRONG>  or  retrieval  routine with a <STRONG>NULL</STRONG>
-       field pointer.  Changing this default with a <STRONG>set_</STRONG> function
-       affects  future  field  creations, but does not change the
-       rendering of fields already created.
-
-   <STRONG>Routine</STRONG> <STRONG>Name</STRONG> <STRONG>Index</STRONG>
-       The following table lists each <STRONG>form</STRONG> routine and  the  name
-       of the manual page on which it is described.
-
-       <STRONG>curses</STRONG> Routine Name    Manual Page Name
-       -------------------------------------------------
-       current_field          <STRONG><A HREF="form_page.3x.html">form_page(3x)</A></STRONG>
-       data_ahead             <STRONG><A HREF="form_data.3x.html">form_data(3x)</A></STRONG>
-       data_behind            <STRONG><A HREF="form_data.3x.html">form_data(3x)</A></STRONG>
-       dup_field              <STRONG><A HREF="form_field_new.3x.html">form_field_new(3x)</A></STRONG>
-       dynamic_field_info     <STRONG><A HREF="form_field_info.3x.html">form_field_info(3x)</A></STRONG>
-       field_arg              <STRONG><A HREF="form_field_validation.3x.html">form_field_validation(3x)</A></STRONG>
-       field_back             <STRONG><A HREF="form_field_attributes.3x.html">form_field_attributes(3x)</A></STRONG>
-       field_buffer           <STRONG><A HREF="form_field_buffer.3x.html">form_field_buffer(3x)</A></STRONG>
-       field_count            <STRONG><A HREF="form_field.3x.html">form_field(3x)</A></STRONG>
-       field_fore             <STRONG><A HREF="form_field_attributes.3x.html">form_field_attributes(3x)</A></STRONG>
-       field_index            <STRONG><A HREF="form_page.3x.html">form_page(3x)</A></STRONG>
-       field_info             <STRONG><A HREF="form_field_info.3x.html">form_field_info(3x)</A></STRONG>
-       field_init             <STRONG><A HREF="form_hook.3x.html">form_hook(3x)</A></STRONG>
-       field_just             <STRONG><A HREF="form_field_just.3x.html">form_field_just(3x)</A></STRONG>
-       field_opts             <STRONG><A HREF="form_field_opts.3x.html">form_field_opts(3x)</A></STRONG>
-       field_opts_off         <STRONG><A HREF="form_field_opts.3x.html">form_field_opts(3x)</A></STRONG>
-       field_opts_on          <STRONG><A HREF="form_field_opts.3x.html">form_field_opts(3x)</A></STRONG>
-       field_pad              <STRONG><A HREF="form_field_attributes.3x.html">form_field_attributes(3x)</A></STRONG>
-       field_status           <STRONG><A HREF="form_field_buffer.3x.html">form_field_buffer(3x)</A></STRONG>
-       field_term             <STRONG><A HREF="form_hook.3x.html">form_hook(3x)</A></STRONG>
-       field_type             <STRONG><A HREF="form_field_validation.3x.html">form_field_validation(3x)</A></STRONG>
-       field_userptr          <STRONG><A HREF="form_field_userptr.3x.html">form_field_userptr(3x)</A></STRONG>
-       form_driver            <STRONG><A HREF="form_driver.3x.html">form_driver(3x)</A></STRONG>
-       form_fields            <STRONG><A HREF="form_field.3x.html">form_field(3x)</A></STRONG>
-       form_init              <STRONG><A HREF="form_hook.3x.html">form_hook(3x)</A></STRONG>
-       form_opts              <STRONG><A HREF="form_opts.3x.html">form_opts(3x)</A></STRONG>
-       form_opts_off          <STRONG><A HREF="form_opts.3x.html">form_opts(3x)</A></STRONG>
-       form_opts_on           <STRONG><A HREF="form_opts.3x.html">form_opts(3x)</A></STRONG>
-
-       form_page              <STRONG><A HREF="form_page.3x.html">form_page(3x)</A></STRONG>
-       form_request_by_name   <STRONG><A HREF="form_requestname.3x.html">form_requestname(3x)</A></STRONG>
-       form_request_name      <STRONG><A HREF="form_requestname.3x.html">form_requestname(3x)</A></STRONG>
-       form_sub               <STRONG><A HREF="form_win.3x.html">form_win(3x)</A></STRONG>
-       form_term              <STRONG><A HREF="form_hook.3x.html">form_hook(3x)</A></STRONG>
-       form_userptr           <STRONG><A HREF="form_userptr.3x.html">form_userptr(3x)</A></STRONG>
-       form_win               <STRONG><A HREF="form_win.3x.html">form_win(3x)</A></STRONG>
-       free_field             <STRONG><A HREF="form_field_new.3x.html">form_field_new(3x)</A></STRONG>
-       free_fieldtype         <STRONG><A HREF="form_fieldtype.3x.html">form_fieldtype(3x)</A></STRONG>
-       free_form              <STRONG><A HREF="form_new.3x.html">form_new(3x)</A></STRONG>
-       link_field             <STRONG><A HREF="form_field_new.3x.html">form_field_new(3x)</A></STRONG>
-       link_fieldtype         <STRONG><A HREF="form_fieldtype.3x.html">form_fieldtype(3x)</A></STRONG>
-       move_field             <STRONG><A HREF="form_field.3x.html">form_field(3x)</A></STRONG>
-       new_field              <STRONG><A HREF="form_field_new.3x.html">form_field_new(3x)</A></STRONG>
-       new_fieldtype          <STRONG><A HREF="form_fieldtype.3x.html">form_fieldtype(3x)</A></STRONG>
-       new_form               <STRONG><A HREF="form_new.3x.html">form_new(3x)</A></STRONG>
-       new_page               <STRONG><A HREF="form_new_page.3x.html">form_new_page(3x)</A></STRONG>
-       pos_form_cursor        <STRONG><A HREF="form_cursor.3x.html">form_cursor(3x)</A></STRONG>
-       post_form              <STRONG><A HREF="form_post.3x.html">form_post(3x)</A></STRONG>
-       scale_form             <STRONG><A HREF="form_win.3x.html">form_win(3x)</A></STRONG>
-       set_current_field      <STRONG><A HREF="form_page.3x.html">form_page(3x)</A></STRONG>
-       set_field_back         <STRONG><A HREF="form_field_attributes.3x.html">form_field_attributes(3x)</A></STRONG>
-       set_field_buffer       <STRONG><A HREF="form_field_buffer.3x.html">form_field_buffer(3x)</A></STRONG>
-       set_field_fore         <STRONG><A HREF="form_field_attributes.3x.html">form_field_attributes(3x)</A></STRONG>
-       set_field_init         <STRONG><A HREF="form_hook.3x.html">form_hook(3x)</A></STRONG>
-       set_field_just         <STRONG><A HREF="form_field_just.3x.html">form_field_just(3x)</A></STRONG>
-       set_field_opts         <STRONG><A HREF="form_field_opts.3x.html">form_field_opts(3x)</A></STRONG>
-       set_field_pad          <STRONG><A HREF="form_field_attributes.3x.html">form_field_attributes(3x)</A></STRONG>
-       set_field_status       <STRONG><A HREF="form_field_buffer.3x.html">form_field_buffer(3x)</A></STRONG>
-       set_field_term         <STRONG><A HREF="form_hook.3x.html">form_hook(3x)</A></STRONG>
-       set_field_type         <STRONG><A HREF="form_field_validation.3x.html">form_field_validation(3x)</A></STRONG>
-       set_field_userptr      <STRONG><A HREF="form_field_userptr.3x.html">form_field_userptr(3x)</A></STRONG>
-       set_fieldtype_arg      <STRONG><A HREF="form_fieldtype.3x.html">form_fieldtype(3x)</A></STRONG>
-       set_fieldtype_choice   <STRONG><A HREF="form_fieldtype.3x.html">form_fieldtype(3x)</A></STRONG>
-       set_form_fields        <STRONG><A HREF="form_field.3x.html">form_field(3x)</A></STRONG>
-       set_form_init          <STRONG><A HREF="form_hook.3x.html">form_hook(3x)</A></STRONG>
-       set_form_opts          <STRONG><A HREF="form_field_opts.3x.html">form_field_opts(3x)</A></STRONG>
-       set_form_page          <STRONG><A HREF="form_page.3x.html">form_page(3x)</A></STRONG>
-       set_form_sub           <STRONG><A HREF="form_win.3x.html">form_win(3x)</A></STRONG>
-       set_form_term          <STRONG><A HREF="form_hook.3x.html">form_hook(3x)</A></STRONG>
-       set_form_userptr       <STRONG><A HREF="form_userptr.3x.html">form_userptr(3x)</A></STRONG>
-       set_form_win           <STRONG><A HREF="form_win.3x.html">form_win(3x)</A></STRONG>
-       set_max_field          <STRONG><A HREF="form_field_buffer.3x.html">form_field_buffer(3x)</A></STRONG>
-       set_new_page           <STRONG><A HREF="form_new_page.3x.html">form_new_page(3x)</A></STRONG>
-       unpost_form            <STRONG><A HREF="form_post.3x.html">form_post(3x)</A></STRONG>
-
-
-</PRE>
-<H2>RETURN VALUE</H2><PRE>
-       Routines  that  return  pointers return <STRONG>NULL</STRONG> on error, and
-       set errno to  the  corresponding  error-code  returned  by
-       functions  returning  an integer.  Routines that return an
-       integer return one of the following error codes:
+       The  <STRONG>form</STRONG>  library uses the <STRONG>curses</STRONG> libraries.  To use the <STRONG>form</STRONG> library,
+       link with the options <STRONG>-lform</STRONG> <STRONG>-lcurses</STRONG>.
+
+       Your program should set up the locale, e.g.,
+
+            <STRONG>setlocale(LC_ALL,</STRONG> <STRONG>"");</STRONG>
+
+       so that input/output processing will work.
+
+       A curses initialization routine such as <STRONG>initscr</STRONG> must be  called  before
+       using any of these functions.
+
+
+</PRE><H3><a name="h3-Current-Default-Values-for-Field-Attributes">Current Default Values for Field Attributes</a></H3><PRE>
+       The  <STRONG>form</STRONG>  library maintains a default value for field attributes.  You
+       can get or  set  this  default  by  calling  the  appropriate  <STRONG>set_</STRONG>  or
+       retrieval  routine  with  a  <STRONG>NULL</STRONG> field pointer.  Changing this default
+       with a <STRONG>set_</STRONG> function affects  future  field  creations,  but  does  not
+       change the rendering of fields already created.
+
+
+</PRE><H3><a name="h3-Routine-Name-Index">Routine Name Index</a></H3><PRE>
+       The  following table lists each <STRONG>form</STRONG> routine and the name of the manual
+       page on which it is described.
+
+       <STRONG>curses</STRONG> Routine Name     Manual Page Name
+       --------------------------------------------------
+       current_field           <STRONG><A HREF="form_page.3x.html">form_page(3x)</A></STRONG>
+       data_ahead              <STRONG><A HREF="form_data.3x.html">form_data(3x)</A></STRONG>
+       data_behind             <STRONG><A HREF="form_data.3x.html">form_data(3x)</A></STRONG>
+       dup_field               <STRONG><A HREF="form_field_new.3x.html">form_field_new(3x)</A></STRONG>
+       dynamic_field_info      <STRONG><A HREF="form_field_info.3x.html">form_field_info(3x)</A></STRONG>
+       field_arg               <STRONG><A HREF="form_field_validation.3x.html">form_field_validation(3x)</A></STRONG>
+       field_back              <STRONG><A HREF="form_field_attributes.3x.html">form_field_attributes(3x)</A></STRONG>
+       field_buffer            <STRONG><A HREF="form_field_buffer.3x.html">form_field_buffer(3x)</A></STRONG>
+       field_count             <STRONG><A HREF="form_field.3x.html">form_field(3x)</A></STRONG>
+       field_fore              <STRONG><A HREF="form_field_attributes.3x.html">form_field_attributes(3x)</A></STRONG>
+       field_index             <STRONG><A HREF="form_page.3x.html">form_page(3x)</A></STRONG>
+       field_info              <STRONG><A HREF="form_field_info.3x.html">form_field_info(3x)</A></STRONG>
+       field_init              <STRONG><A HREF="form_hook.3x.html">form_hook(3x)</A></STRONG>
+       field_just              <STRONG><A HREF="form_field_just.3x.html">form_field_just(3x)</A></STRONG>
+       field_opts              <STRONG><A HREF="form_field_opts.3x.html">form_field_opts(3x)</A></STRONG>
+       field_opts_off          <STRONG><A HREF="form_field_opts.3x.html">form_field_opts(3x)</A></STRONG>
+       field_opts_on           <STRONG><A HREF="form_field_opts.3x.html">form_field_opts(3x)</A></STRONG>
+       field_pad               <STRONG><A HREF="form_field_attributes.3x.html">form_field_attributes(3x)</A></STRONG>
+       field_status            <STRONG><A HREF="form_field_buffer.3x.html">form_field_buffer(3x)</A></STRONG>
+       field_term              <STRONG><A HREF="form_hook.3x.html">form_hook(3x)</A></STRONG>
+       field_type              <STRONG><A HREF="form_field_validation.3x.html">form_field_validation(3x)</A></STRONG>
+       field_userptr           <STRONG><A HREF="form_field_userptr.3x.html">form_field_userptr(3x)</A></STRONG>
+       form_driver             <STRONG><A HREF="form_driver.3x.html">form_driver(3x)</A></STRONG>
+
+       form_driver_w           <STRONG><A HREF="form_driver.3x.html">form_driver(3x)</A></STRONG>*
+       form_fields             <STRONG><A HREF="form_field.3x.html">form_field(3x)</A></STRONG>
+       form_init               <STRONG><A HREF="form_hook.3x.html">form_hook(3x)</A></STRONG>
+       form_opts               <STRONG><A HREF="form_opts.3x.html">form_opts(3x)</A></STRONG>
+       form_opts_off           <STRONG><A HREF="form_opts.3x.html">form_opts(3x)</A></STRONG>
+       form_opts_on            <STRONG><A HREF="form_opts.3x.html">form_opts(3x)</A></STRONG>
+       form_page               <STRONG><A HREF="form_page.3x.html">form_page(3x)</A></STRONG>
+       form_request_by_name    <STRONG><A HREF="form_requestname.3x.html">form_requestname(3x)</A></STRONG>
+       form_request_name       <STRONG><A HREF="form_requestname.3x.html">form_requestname(3x)</A></STRONG>
+       form_sub                <STRONG><A HREF="form_win.3x.html">form_win(3x)</A></STRONG>
+       form_term               <STRONG><A HREF="form_hook.3x.html">form_hook(3x)</A></STRONG>
+       form_userptr            <STRONG><A HREF="form_userptr.3x.html">form_userptr(3x)</A></STRONG>
+       form_win                <STRONG><A HREF="form_win.3x.html">form_win(3x)</A></STRONG>
+       free_field              <STRONG><A HREF="form_field_new.3x.html">form_field_new(3x)</A></STRONG>
+       free_fieldtype          <STRONG><A HREF="form_fieldtype.3x.html">form_fieldtype(3x)</A></STRONG>
+       free_form               <STRONG><A HREF="form_new.3x.html">form_new(3x)</A></STRONG>
+       link_field              <STRONG><A HREF="form_field_new.3x.html">form_field_new(3x)</A></STRONG>
+       link_fieldtype          <STRONG><A HREF="form_fieldtype.3x.html">form_fieldtype(3x)</A></STRONG>
+       move_field              <STRONG><A HREF="form_field.3x.html">form_field(3x)</A></STRONG>
+       new_field               <STRONG><A HREF="form_field_new.3x.html">form_field_new(3x)</A></STRONG>
+       new_fieldtype           <STRONG><A HREF="form_fieldtype.3x.html">form_fieldtype(3x)</A></STRONG>
+       new_form                <STRONG><A HREF="form_new.3x.html">form_new(3x)</A></STRONG>
+       new_page                <STRONG><A HREF="form_new_page.3x.html">form_new_page(3x)</A></STRONG>
+       pos_form_cursor         <STRONG><A HREF="form_cursor.3x.html">form_cursor(3x)</A></STRONG>
+       post_form               <STRONG><A HREF="form_post.3x.html">form_post(3x)</A></STRONG>
+       scale_form              <STRONG><A HREF="form_win.3x.html">form_win(3x)</A></STRONG>
+       set_current_field       <STRONG><A HREF="form_page.3x.html">form_page(3x)</A></STRONG>
+       set_field_back          <STRONG><A HREF="form_field_attributes.3x.html">form_field_attributes(3x)</A></STRONG>
+       set_field_buffer        <STRONG><A HREF="form_field_buffer.3x.html">form_field_buffer(3x)</A></STRONG>
+       set_field_fore          <STRONG><A HREF="form_field_attributes.3x.html">form_field_attributes(3x)</A></STRONG>
+       set_field_init          <STRONG><A HREF="form_hook.3x.html">form_hook(3x)</A></STRONG>
+       set_field_just          <STRONG><A HREF="form_field_just.3x.html">form_field_just(3x)</A></STRONG>
+       set_field_opts          <STRONG><A HREF="form_field_opts.3x.html">form_field_opts(3x)</A></STRONG>
+       set_field_pad           <STRONG><A HREF="form_field_attributes.3x.html">form_field_attributes(3x)</A></STRONG>
+       set_field_status        <STRONG><A HREF="form_field_buffer.3x.html">form_field_buffer(3x)</A></STRONG>
+       set_field_term          <STRONG><A HREF="form_hook.3x.html">form_hook(3x)</A></STRONG>
+       set_field_type          <STRONG><A HREF="form_field_validation.3x.html">form_field_validation(3x)</A></STRONG>
+       set_field_userptr       <STRONG><A HREF="form_field_userptr.3x.html">form_field_userptr(3x)</A></STRONG>
+       set_fieldtype_arg       <STRONG><A HREF="form_fieldtype.3x.html">form_fieldtype(3x)</A></STRONG>
+       set_fieldtype_choice    <STRONG><A HREF="form_fieldtype.3x.html">form_fieldtype(3x)</A></STRONG>
+       set_form_fields         <STRONG><A HREF="form_field.3x.html">form_field(3x)</A></STRONG>
+       set_form_init           <STRONG><A HREF="form_hook.3x.html">form_hook(3x)</A></STRONG>
+       set_form_opts           <STRONG><A HREF="form_field_opts.3x.html">form_field_opts(3x)</A></STRONG>
+       set_form_page           <STRONG><A HREF="form_page.3x.html">form_page(3x)</A></STRONG>
+       set_form_sub            <STRONG><A HREF="form_win.3x.html">form_win(3x)</A></STRONG>
+       set_form_term           <STRONG><A HREF="form_hook.3x.html">form_hook(3x)</A></STRONG>
+       set_form_userptr        <STRONG><A HREF="form_userptr.3x.html">form_userptr(3x)</A></STRONG>
+       set_form_win            <STRONG><A HREF="form_win.3x.html">form_win(3x)</A></STRONG>
+       set_max_field           <STRONG><A HREF="form_field_buffer.3x.html">form_field_buffer(3x)</A></STRONG>
+       set_new_page            <STRONG><A HREF="form_new_page.3x.html">form_new_page(3x)</A></STRONG>
+       unfocus_current_field   <STRONG><A HREF="form_page.3x.html">form_page(3x)</A></STRONG>
+       unpost_form             <STRONG><A HREF="form_post.3x.html">form_post(3x)</A></STRONG>
+
+
+</PRE><H2><a name="h2-RETURN-VALUE">RETURN VALUE</a></H2><PRE>
+       Routines that return pointers return <STRONG>NULL</STRONG> on error, and  set  errno  to
+       the  corresponding  error-code returned by functions returning an inte-
+       ger.  Routines that return an integer return one of the following error
+       codes:
 
        <STRONG>E_OK</STRONG> The routine succeeded.
 
        <STRONG>E_BAD_ARGUMENT</STRONG>
-            Routine detected an incorrect or  out-of-range  argu-
-            ment.
+            Routine detected an incorrect or out-of-range argument.
 
        <STRONG>E_BAD_STATE</STRONG>
-            Routine was called from an initialization or termina-
-            tion function.
+            Routine was called from an initialization or termination function.
 
        <STRONG>E_CONNECTED</STRONG>
             The field is already connected to a form.
             The form driver code saw an unknown request code.
 
 
-</PRE>
-<H2>SEE ALSO</H2><PRE>
-       <STRONG><A HREF="ncurses.3x.html">curses(3x)</A></STRONG> and related pages whose names begin "form_" for
-       detailed descriptions of the entry points.
+</PRE><H2><a name="h2-NOTES">NOTES</a></H2><PRE>
+       The  header  file  <STRONG>&lt;form.h&gt;</STRONG>  automatically  includes  the  header files
+       <STRONG>&lt;curses.h&gt;</STRONG> and <STRONG>&lt;eti.h&gt;</STRONG>.
 
+       In your library list, libform.a should be before libncurses.a; that is,
+       you  want  to  say  "-lform -lncurses", not the other way around (which
+       would give you a link error when using static libraries).
 
-</PRE>
-<H2>NOTES</H2><PRE>
-       The header file <STRONG>&lt;form.h&gt;</STRONG> automatically includes the header
-       files <STRONG>&lt;curses.h&gt;</STRONG> and <STRONG>&lt;eti.h&gt;</STRONG>.
 
-       In your library list, libform.a  should  be  before  libn-
-       curses.a; that is, you want to say `-lform -lncurses', not
-       the other way around (which would give you  a  link  error
-       using most linkers).
+</PRE><H2><a name="h2-PORTABILITY">PORTABILITY</a></H2><PRE>
+       These routines emulate the System V forms library.  They were not  sup-
+       ported on Version 7 or BSD versions.
 
+       A  few functions are extensions added for ncurses, e.g., <STRONG>form_driver_w</STRONG>,
+       <STRONG>unfocus_current_field</STRONG>.
 
-</PRE>
-<H2>PORTABILITY</H2><PRE>
-       These  routines  emulate the System V forms library.  They
-       were not supported on Version 7 or BSD versions.
 
+</PRE><H2><a name="h2-AUTHORS">AUTHORS</a></H2><PRE>
+       Juergen Pfeifer.  Manual pages and adaptation for ncurses  by  Eric  S.
+       Raymond.
 
-</PRE>
-<H2>AUTHORS</H2><PRE>
-       Juergen Pfeifer.  Manual pages and adaptation for  ncurses
-       by Eric S. Raymond.
 
+</PRE><H2><a name="h2-SEE-ALSO">SEE ALSO</a></H2><PRE>
+       <STRONG><A HREF="ncurses.3x.html">curses(3x)</A></STRONG>  and  related  pages  whose names begin "form_" for detailed
+       descriptions of the entry points.
 
-</PRE>
-<H2>SEE ALSO</H2><PRE>
-       This describes <STRONG>ncurses</STRONG> version 5.6 (patch 20080621).
+       This describes <STRONG>ncurses</STRONG> version 6.0 (patch 20171028).
 
 
 
-                                                               <STRONG><A HREF="form.3x.html">form(3x)</A></STRONG>
+                                                                      <STRONG><A HREF="form.3x.html">form(3x)</A></STRONG>
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+<ul>
+<li><a href="#h2-NAME">NAME</a></li>
+<li><a href="#h2-SYNOPSIS">SYNOPSIS</a></li>
+<li><a href="#h2-DESCRIPTION">DESCRIPTION</a>
+<ul>
+<li><a href="#h3-Current-Default-Values-for-Field-Attributes">Current Default Values for Field Attributes</a></li>
+<li><a href="#h3-Routine-Name-Index">Routine Name Index</a></li>
+</ul>
+</li>
+<li><a href="#h2-RETURN-VALUE">RETURN VALUE</a></li>
+<li><a href="#h2-NOTES">NOTES</a></li>
+<li><a href="#h2-PORTABILITY">PORTABILITY</a></li>
+<li><a href="#h2-AUTHORS">AUTHORS</a></li>
+<li><a href="#h2-SEE-ALSO">SEE ALSO</a></li>
+</ul>
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