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    Is it possible to make the background of my form transparent?

    Asked by kanique on January 26, 2011 at 01:55 AM

    I want the form to use the background of my site.

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    Answered by kanique on January 26, 2011 at 01:57 AM

    I found my answer. Please ignore... thanks!

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    Answered by abajan on January 26, 2011 at 02:26 AM

    Please share the answer because I was wondering the same thing recently. If it's possible, how do I accomplish it? Writing transparent in the Background field of the Preferences wizard (as illustrated here) doesn't work for me.

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    Answered by kanique on January 26, 2011 at 02:40 AM
    I wrote the word transparent in the background color field. So instead of picking a color I just typed in transparent, no quotes. Hopefully that works for you.
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    Answered by Sladestyle on March 11, 2011 at 01:00 AM

    Actually...if you just delete any hex# so the field is blank in the Background color picker will show transparency.

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    Answered by abajan on March 11, 2011 at 05:54 AM

    @Sladestyle How were you able to delete the hex number? Whenever I do that and check back, the number reappears.

    Also, I suspect some people are confusing "#FFFFFF or white" with transparent. Since most webpages are white, setting the background of a form to #FFFFFF (#FFF for short) would, for all intents and purposes, achieve the same result as having a transparent background.

    I have never been able to render a truly transparent background on any of my forms. If anyone has a link to a form on a patterned background that shows through, I would certainly like to see it.

    Thanks.

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    Answered by Sladestyle on March 11, 2011 at 02:40 PM

    Hi abajan,

    Sorry I am getting back to you so late--live on the Oregon coast and last night was a little exciting with the Tsuanami warnings...

    Here is a link (it is a site I am currently working on so disregard the unfinshed state):

    click here   you can also click on the 'select additional options' button and another JotForm with transparency will show up.

    I believe if you put anything but a hex# in the field it will show as transparent.  You can type transparent, or blah blah or in my case.....delete the field and hit ok.  When on your form if you right click you will see the optiion of "show transparency" which will let you know if it took or not.

    Hope this helps.

    Slade

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    Answered by abajan on March 11, 2011 at 06:08 PM

    Thanks Slade! Typing "transparent" worked like a charm. For some reason, it never worked before.

    Cheers :)