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    Input Table: Can I alter the width of each entry point in the matrix?

    Asked by akabelowsky on March 21, 2017 at 10:30 PM

    Hello, I am trying to set up a JotForm for baseball/softball coaches to submit game reports. After looking at all the possible solutions, I went with INPUT TABLE for the data entry.


    However, for the score by innings (the game's linescore), I need 13 entries: Team name, innings 1 through 9, and finally total Runs, Hits and Errors. It sets up fine but the result is extremely wide. It does not need to be so wide as each entry except for team name would include only one or two numerals.

    I searched through the ways to update the way the tool works and there is no place to inject custom CSS or anything. The area to set the width of the entire entry and each entry point, that does not work. The Shrink changes things a little, but by my view it only tightens things up vertically, not across. So it is very wide and coaches are having trouble with it, especially on their phones.

    Can anything be done? See the SCORE BY INNINGS area:



    Thank you


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    JotForm Support

    Answered by Charlie on March 22, 2017 at 05:08 AM


    You can use this custom CSS code:

    /*Adjust column headers and table cell*/

    #cid_4 > table > tbody > tr > td:nth-child(n+3), #cid_4 > table > tbody > tr > th:nth-child(n+3) {

     width: 32px !important;

     max-width: 32px !important;

    /*Adjust input text box*/

    #cid_4 > table > tbody > tr > td:nth-child(n+3) > input {

     width: 25px !important;

     max-width: 25px !important;



    You can inject that in your form by following this guide: https://www.jotform.com/help/117-How-to-Inject-Custom-CSS-Codes

    Here's how it looks like when the form is previewed:

    You can, of course, adjust the width values in the CSS code. 

    With regards to the mobile responsiveness of the form, unfortunately, the matrix tables you have are quite long or wide, it's quite impossible to have them fit or shrink on a mobile phone that has a width of 400px. Unless the table's format or layout will totally changed from a horizontal lineup to a vertical line up like what is mentioned in this article: https://css-tricks.com/responsive-data-tables/

    I hope that helps.