What is JotForm?
JotForm is a free online form builder which helps you create online forms without writing a single line of code. No sign-up required.

At JotForm, we want to make sure that you’re getting the online form builder help that you need. Our friendly customer support team is available 24/7.

We believe that if one user has a question, there could be more users who may have the same question. This is why many of our support forum threads are public and available to be searched and viewed. If you’d like help immediately, feel free to search for a similar question, or submit your question or concern.

  • Profile Image

    Is it possible to adjust the size of the answer 'field' on matrix and grading fields?

    Asked by jaycw7 on September 07, 2012 at 11:27 PM

    I want to use these to collect a bunch of information relating to the same subject and I want it to have anout space to put in a short sentence (it will be easier doing this than creating a bunch of individual fields especially when I need to duplicate this LOTS with conditions)

    I know you can type as much information in there as you'd like but for the person filling out the form it will be difficult because you can only see a small segment of what you've wrote.


    Y'all rock BTW.  Keep up the exceptionally outstanding work

  • Profile Image
    JotForm Support

    Answered by jonathan on September 08, 2012 at 12:00 AM


    Yes you can do this in JotForm, by injecting CSS code to stylize the matrix.

    I tried on a clone of your form. Here is the test form.

    This is the CSS code I injected:


    #id_17 .form-matrix-values {padding-left: 8px;padding-right: 8px;}

    /* 1st Column */#id_17 .form-matrix-row-headers +.form-matrix-values .form-textbox {width: 50px;}

    /* 2nd Column */#id_17 .form-matrix-row-headers +.form-matrix-values +.form-matrix-values .form-textbox {width: 50px;}

    /* 3rd Column */#id_17 form-matrix-row-headers +.form-matrix-values +.form-matrix-values +.form-matrix-values .form-textbox{width: 50px;}

    #id_18 .form-matrix-values {padding-left: 8px;padding-right: 8px;}

    /* 1st Column */#id_18.form-matrix-row-headers +.form-matrix-values .form-textbox {width: 50px;}

    #id_18 .form-matrix-column-headers{text-align:center;}

    #id_17 .form-matrix-column-headers{text-align:center;}

    The id# 17 & 18 are the 2 matrix field in your form.

    Please inform us if you have further inquiry.