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    Are textboxes resizable on iPad?

    Asked by Triacees on May 11, 2017 at 10:03 AM


    Is it possible for a user to resize a textbox when needed?

    I know it is possible on a desktop, but I was disappointed that is was not possible on an iPad.

    Or am I wrong?

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    Answered by Sven on May 11, 2017 at 10:31 AM


    You can set up your forms to be mobile responsive, that will automatically resize text boxes based on the device and dimensions. 

    Here's how to make your form mobile responsive:



    You can also make use of our Mobile Responsive widget, as it will automatically detect the device you're using and resize accordingly.


    Hope this helps, please let us know if you need any further help.


    Thank you!

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    Answered by Triacees on May 11, 2017 at 12:43 PM

    First of all: I appreciate the speed of reply! Super!
    I did what you suggested: I made my form responsive, but now all the questions have shrinked into a left oriented column. That’s not what I want. So I disabled the responsiveness. But unfortunately the questions stay on the left side.
    See screenshot:
    How do I get the question text back to its normal state: the width of the form?
    At the right side of the textbox you see 2 little slashes: to resize the textbox to accomodate more lines of text. However these slashes disappear when viewed on a iPad.
    So back to my first question: how can I resize these boxes?
    Tanks in advance!
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    JotForm Support

    Answered by Jim_R on May 11, 2017 at 01:44 PM

    Looks like you replied straight from your email and attached some images. Our Forum can not process email attachments. Kindly resend the screenshots to us by doing the following:

    1. Click this link to open your thread on your browser

    2. Post your reply from there, along with your screenshot

    Related guide: How-to-add-screenshots-images-to-questions-in-support-forum

    We'd also like to know which form you're currently working on so we can have a closer look. Just share with us the Form ID/URL (or even the title of the form). Hoping to hear from you soon.