How to allow the user to change the Static Text fields?

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    omaruko
    Asked on September 17, 2017 at 05:49 AM

    Hi there

    I refer to the following URL.

    https://www.jotform.com/help/319-How-to-Set-Up-a-Contact-Form-in-JotForm

    How and where can I have it?

    Please show me by your E-mail return.

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    Nik_C
    Answered on September 17, 2017 at 06:30 AM

    I'm sorry but I'm not sure I understand fully what is the issue you're facing. You can not create the form or you're having some other issues?

    Please let us know so we can assist you.

    Thank you!

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    omaruko
    Answered on September 17, 2017 at 08:31 AM

    @Nik_C

    Thank you for your reply.

    https://www.jotform.com/help/319-How-to-Set-Up-a-Contact-Form-in-JotForm

    Please take a good look at the above URL.

    How and where can I have static text fields?

    How are static text fields alike?

    Please answer me by your e-mail return.

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    Jan
    Answered on September 17, 2017 at 11:57 AM

    I believe you are referring to the "Text" tool. The Text tool is under the Form Elements > Quick Elements. Here's a screenshot:

    Hope that helps. If you have any questions, let us know. Thank you.

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    omaruko
    Answered on September 17, 2017 at 09:24 PM

    @Jan

    Thank you for your reply.

    I refer to the following URLs

    1.https://www.jotform.com/help/319-How-to-Set-Up-a-Contact-Form-in-JotForm   from user guide

    2.Your reply dated on  September 17, 2017

    3.https://gyazo.com/9989656cf511c46641dbd47fe0312e05  from my form

    I am confused which one is correct.

    My opinion is that you had better discard or replace the explanation, static text fields from there.

    Looking forward to having your counter opinion or further reply.

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    Nik_C
    Answered on September 18, 2017 at 01:28 AM

    I'm sorry, but I'm still not sure what confuses you regarding the Static field. The image you showed and the field you marked is Text field that my colleague showed above as well:

    With that field you can add static text to your form, meaning, text that is not dynamic and it can not be changed by the end user.

    Also, the second one, "2.Your reply dated on  September 17, 2017" didn't have any link, I'm not sure if you wanted to add another link.

    We'll wait for your response.

    Thank you!

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    omaruko
    Answered on September 18, 2017 at 10:27 PM

    @Nik_C

    Thank you for your reply.

    2 means the reply from Mr. Jan.

    You mean static text =text

    If so, no point the existence of static text. 

     >it can not be changed by the end user.

    Naturally, in this case, you should change.

     

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    BDAVID
    Answered on September 18, 2017 at 10:33 PM

    The Text field(static text) is just meant to display a specific text. It can not receive data, or be modified by the user who fills your form.

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    omaruko
    Answered on September 19, 2017 at 09:22 PM

    @BDAVID

    Thank you for your reply

    > meant to display a specific text. It can not receive data, or be modified by the user who fills your form.

    I am wondering who can create specific text. We cannot bring it from elements.

    Please show me any sample so that I can understand clearly.


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    Jan
    Answered on September 19, 2017 at 10:46 PM

    Are you referring to a field where your users can type multiple sentences or paragraphs?

    If yes, then please use the Long Text Entry field.

    Here's how it works:

    Hope that helps. Thank you.

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    omaruko
    Answered on September 20, 2017 at 10:25 PM

     @Jan

    Thank you for your reply

    Please answer me whether my understanding is correct or not.

    In your case.

    Form creator  Type your comments below

    User  Based on the static text, users shall fill anything in the form. 

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    jonathan
    Answered on September 20, 2017 at 11:29 PM

    Yes the Long Text Entry field will allow user input. The input can be anything (text, numeric, symbols...). While user input is not possible for TEXT field.

    Only you can put a static/read-only text in the TEXT field on your form using the Form Builder.

    Let us know if you require further assistance.