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    How to avoid all the text in a check box to be included in the submission?

    Asked by redrangeraz on January 21, 2017 at 12:13 PM

    On our tournament entry form, we have placed a required check box that states the following-"I agree to pay the total entry fee for participation in the tournament. For good and valuable consideration, including the priviledge of fishing in this tournament, I hereby waive and release the tournament officials and the sponsoring organization from all claims for injury and or damage incurred in connection with this event including any claims of negligence.  All participants in Midweek Bass Angler's tournaments agree to obey the club's tournament rules.  I also understand that the online entry includes a 3% use fee, and that these fees are non-refundable once the purchase is complete."

    The issue I am having is that when a email notification is sent to me letting me know a new form has been submitted, I really do not wish to see all of the above text on the notification, it would be nice if it read "LIABILITY WAIVER checked". 

    In addition, when I view the submission report, and specifically when I view the table that shows all the touranment entries, once again every bit of text from the waiver is included in the cell on this report.  I am trying to maximize the number of entries that I can view at one time on the submission report.  Hope this is understandable.

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    Answered by Kevin_G on January 21, 2017 at 02:42 PM

    The text is being included since you have entered all as an option so when your users select it the check box assumes that you will need all the info, the same happens with radio buttons, and there is not need to change this. 

    I can think about two possible options to solve this, the first option will help you if you do not want or you're not allowed to remove replace the check box field with another element. 

    What you would need to do is to first change the current option to the desired simplified text, as your example I will use "LIABILITY WAIVER checked":

    Then injecting some CSS code to hide that simplified option and display the complete text to the user. 

    This code hides the simplified text in the field. 

    label#label_input_12_0 {

        font-size: 0px;

    }

    This code will display the entire text in your form, but this will not be included in the submission.

    label#label_input_12_0::after{

        content: " I agree to pay the total entry fee for participation in the tournament. For good and valuable consideration, including the priviledge of fishing in this tournament, I hereby waive and release the tournament officials and the sponsoring organization from all claims for injury and or damage incurred in connection with this event including any claims of negligence.  All participants in Midweek Bass Angler's tournaments agree to obey the club's tournament rules.  I also understand that the online entry includes a 3% use fee, and that these fees are non-refundable once the purchase is complete.";

        font-size: 14px;

    }

    Guide to inject the code: How-to-Inject-Custom-CSS-Codes

    Here's an example about how this will work: 

    Now, do note if you would like to change the submitted text, you must do it in the form builder the same way as you added the option. But if you want to change the displayed text, you must do it in the given  code. 

    The second option would be to replace the check box with this Short Scrollable Terms widget which allows to decide if the text needs to be submitted as well or not. 

    Link to the widget: https://widgets.jotform.com/widget/short_scrollable_terms 

    Guide to add it to your form: https://www.jotform.com/help/252-How-to-Add-a-Widget-to-your-Form 

    Here's my sample code if you want to take a look: https://www.jotform.com/form/70205710653952 

    Feel free to clone it