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    How to set up fields in a table layout with headers

    Asked by brianbenn on January 24, 2017 at 12:23 PM

    Regarding use of a table layout on a form.  I have seen discussions of specific table designs for individuals, but no basic process guidelines to do this generically.  I would like an explanation of how to make a basic table layout, understanding that certain variables like column width and data type will change.  However, I would have to think there is a standard process to accomplishing this.  I've included some examples of the kinds of simple tables I'm referring to below: 

    Contact (EAP Representative)


    Phone #

    Primary Event Contact



    Primary Event Backup





    Event Activity Dates and Times




    Setup Start



    Event Public Start



    Event Public Close



    Teardown Complete



      Thank you. 


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    Answered by Kevin_G on January 24, 2017 at 02:25 PM

    We have a guide that will help you to display fields in that way, the example you showed, here is the link: Form-Field-Positioning

    You may also make the form wider in order to display more fields inline, to increase it click on the designer icon, go to the styles tab and there you will find width of your form option: 

    You may also provide us an image about how you would like your form to be displayed since pasting the text here will not show the exact layout you would like to have. 

    This guide will help you to upload an image with your next post: How-to-add-screenshots-images-to-questions-in-support-forum


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    Answered by brianbenn on January 26, 2017 at 09:27 AM

    I'm sorry.  I didn't realize the image I pasted wouldn't show the formatting.  Here are the 2 examples I'm referring to, however, I am looking for a generic guide and given all the table questions I see, it makes sense to have that as a tutorial or video.  Anyway, I understand how to put multiple fields on a row, I want to know how to organize the subsequent rows and columns so they are aligned and have a borders around the cells in the table.  Other forum responses show CSS code, but again, what I saw was always specific to the table the customer provided, not a generic how-to guide.  

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    Answered by KadeJM on January 26, 2017 at 10:33 AM

    I do apologize about any confusion that preexisted and thank you for the examples as well as the clarification you've provided.

    If you don't want the headers and text but just cells you could just use something like our spreadsheet widget to simplify that.

    Alternatively, it should be possible to create a table-like layout with form fields that might resemble something close to it. Doing so would require the form designer and custom css and would require quite a bit of finagling to better suite that.