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    How can I get my Check Boxes to not include on the output?

    Asked by infogroup on September 18, 2012 at 01:23 PM

    I have a check box question on my form. I simply want the labels to out put next to each other like so: -XX-XX-XX. Each -XX is a seperate label. Right now on output it shows up like this -XX<br>-XX<br>-XX. Is there a way to exclude the <br>.

     

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    Answered by EduardoMendez on September 18, 2012 at 02:52 PM

    @infogroup

    I have a check box question on my form. I simply want the labels to out put next to each other like so: -XX-XX-XX. Each -XX is a seperate label. Right now on output it shows up like this -XX<br>-XX<br>-XX. Is there a way to exclude the <br>.

    I am trying to understand the question.  When you are refering to labels, do you mean the label alone or the entire checkbox and label?

    You can use the source code of the form on a page if you would like.  If your HTML knowledge is sufficient to make the changes on the code, you can use the source code of the form and embed it if you would like.

    Since users cannot edit the actual source code of their forms, a copy has to be obtained from the Embed Form Wizard (Setup & Embed tab > Embed Form), edited and pasted into a web page of their choice. 

    If you want to relocate/change the look of the form, you can inject CSS to accomplish this.  Please specify how you would like your form to look and we will be glad to assist you further.

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    Answered by infogroup on September 21, 2012 at 03:28 PM

    I don't want to adjust the form itself, but rather how the "output text" is handled in my notification email. If you notice the screen shot I attached you might understand what I am asking. This is how they are showing up in my notification email that I have forwarding straight to Basecamp to create To-do lists automatically without me doing it for the client manually. All I want to do is cancel out the breaks. If it takes some advance HTML I can handle that myself. Just need to know a work-around if possible. Is there possibly a way to break down each label in my notification instead of usinging the quick code to represent the entire question?

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    Answered by infogroup on September 21, 2012 at 03:31 PM

    BTW my question was altered when I submitted. I meant to ask

    "How can I get my Check Boxes to not include the break ( br / ) on the output?"
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    Answered by infogroup on September 21, 2012 at 03:45 PM

    I would just put a text field where they can put each abbreviation manually like so ex: [-XX-XX-XX] but my clients don't know how to follow directions very well... I need to make it as easy for them as possible. This is why I need to limit their answers to the check boxes.

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    Answered by NeilVicente on September 21, 2012 at 04:24 PM

    @infogroup

    There isn't a way to remove the line break from the email results. Line breaks are added to separate multiple selections for aesthetic purposes (in the email message).

    A workaround that comes to mind is by placing the options in their own, separate, checkbox fields. You may hide their labels (field title) via custom CSS injection.

    For example, -BB will have its own checkbox field, -CA in its own checkbox field, -DM in its own, and so on.

    Then, in the notification email, you will need to place all tags for each of these checkboxes on the same line.

     

    Note that I have not tried this on a BaseCamp account, but please feel free to test.

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    Answered by infogroup on September 21, 2012 at 04:30 PM

    Gooooooood thinking.

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    Answered by NeilVicente on September 21, 2012 at 04:37 PM

    Thanks. Here's hoping my solution works for your requirement.

    Keep us posted on your results. Cheers!