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    the sub text for a drop down field is not using all of the space beneath it

    Asked by pardop1 on November 29, 2016 at 11:40 PM

    we are switching from a text field to a drop down menu - i hide the text field version and copied the title and sub text to the drop down menu field - however, if you look at the sub text on the new field, (ID 69) it is all to one side instead if spread out to the right like the text field was. Please send code to fix. The field is set to 150 px, but i don't think the form is recognizing that because it does not resize when i change that amount.





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    Answered by BJoanna on November 30, 2016 at 03:15 AM

    I assume that you are working on this form https://www.jotform.com/63108050092950.

    Do you want only to change the width of sub label and leave the width of dropdown input field to 150px? 

    You can achieve this by adding this CSS code to your form: 

    #input_69 {

        width : 150px!important;


    #cid_69 label.form-sub-label {

        width : 400px!important;



    I have set width of sub label to 400px , but you can increase it more if you want. 

    After you add this code you field will look like this.

    If you also want to increase the width of dropdown input field as will increase 150px width value. 

    Hope this will help. Let us know if you need further assistance. 

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    Answered by pardop1 on November 30, 2016 at 07:44 AM
    Thank you. What I do not understand is why codes needed to be injected all of the time. Why doesn't the form recognize the setting information. Makes this way harder to use. Is jotform addressing these issues?
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    Answered by Nik_C on November 30, 2016 at 08:43 AM

    All fields are differently acting inHTML environment, so if you delete some field and add a new one, it will not show the same, CSS is important to how the fields will be shown on your page, actually, everything you see on your page, size, colors, position etc. It is mostly controlled by CSS.

    So sometimes it needs some extra adjusting.

    If you have further questions please let us know.

    Thank you!