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    how can I extend the size of text fields

    Asked by edmbl on January 25, 2011 at 06:34 PM

    I've created a form, but the text fields are quite short, how can I extend them so that it looks better and the form looks more uniform.

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    Answered by abajan on January 25, 2011 at 07:22 PM

    Click the text box you wish to widen and click Size and increase the number from 20 to whatever suits your needs. Of course, the form itself has to be wide enough to accommodate all of the fields' widths.

    Incidentally, in case you're wondering, Max Size deals with how many characters can be entered into the text box, independent of the width of the text box (0 means no limit, which is just the opposite of what you might initially think it means.)


    For text areas (as opposed to text boxes), click Columns and change the number from 40 to whatever you wish. You can limit the total number of characters a user can enter via Entry Limit. (Bear in mind that a space is considered a character.)


    Please feel free to explore the various options in the toolbar which vary according to the type of field selected. You will eventually discover that with some creative thinking and little effort you can achieve a professional looking form in a short time span.

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    Answered by edmbl on January 25, 2011 at 08:02 PM

    I seem to have it layed out more or less how I would like it now.

    on a separate note, what is the password box for in power tools, the information button doesn't work in safari so I couldn't see what it was.

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    Answered by abajan on January 25, 2011 at 08:18 PM

    The info button doesn't work in Safari? It works in my Safari (version 5.0 on Windows XP). What version are you using and on what operating system?

    Anyway, the password box is specifically designed to hide passwords as they are entered. Honestly, I've never used it in any of my own forms. So, I won't be able to tell you much until I've read about it in the JotForm user guide.