Linked text in Multiple Choice Option no longer works?

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    dmahood
    Asked on January 02, 2018 at 02:10 PM

    I read in one of the forums about linking text in one of the multiple choice options.

    Initially we were using the Terms and Conditions widget for this, but we are not fully satisfied with it's function for our purposes. So, I found this forum: https://www.jotform.com/answers/1327990-Multiple-Choice-Field-create-a-link-in-the-checkbox-option, that details how to create a link in a multiple choice option. I like the way this works for our form purposes much better. 

    About a month ago, I used this on several of our forms and went to create this feature on another form. Now, when I get to the Options field in the Multiple Choice Properties, when I type "<" then start to type "a" (for the a href), when I hit "a" on my keybord, it is as if I hit the backspace button instead. 

    I have even tried typing the option as I want it (with the html) in Word and then copying and pasting it into the option field either on the form in the Properties window and it removes the link. 

    Has the ability to put a link in a Multiple Choice Option been removed?

    Thanks.

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    Nik_C
    Answered on January 02, 2018 at 03:35 PM

    Yes, for the security reasons, adding HTML tags to fields is not possible anymore.

    And I'm afraid that there is no workaround that would work since HTML tags are simply stripped.

    If I come up with some other solution I will let you know.


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    dmahood
    Answered on January 02, 2018 at 05:12 PM

    Thank you for letting me know. 

    I look forward to your answer if you can come up with another solution. 

    Happy New Year!

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    Jim_R
    Answered on January 02, 2018 at 06:28 PM

    Why not use the HOVER TEXT as an alternative? It looks like you're still able to insert HTML codes on the HOVER TEXT section of a field.

    I understand this isn't similar to what you aim to do but it's a good alternative to show clickable links for your MULTIPLE CHOICE FIELDS.

    Another alternative is to use a field that was purposely designed for this task - The TEXT FIELD. This should allow you to insert HTML codes. Utilize this as a sort of a descriptive text for the respective fields associated with it.

    e.g.

    🔘 MULTIPLE CHOICE field here

    🔘 Then a TEXT FIELD at the bottom of it to describe the options above