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    Is there a way to format the required fields?

    Asked by vrennie on December 07, 2016 at 12:47 PM

    When I'm in preview mode and I select a field that is required, then click off of it, there is a bright red ribbon that covers the majority of the field making it difficult to then go back and edit or fill that section out. Is there a way to remove or minimize this ribbon and a way to change the color to something more muted?


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    JotForm Support

    Answered by Charlie on December 07, 2016 at 02:26 PM


    You should be able to edit the error state highlight/color by using the Form Designer Tool

    Here's a screenshot to where to find it:


    After clicking the gear icon, you'll see the options to change the style and the color of the error state:


    However, if you applied a theme on your form and the theme changed the style of the error state, we might need to use custom CSS code to further adjust it. 

    Let us know if you need further help.