How to make a field read only?

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    Asked on February 07, 2018 at 06:55 AM

    I have only begun using JotForm today and I am really impressed! I think we'll be subscribing and using it for a few applications. I also really appreciate the few responses I've already received back for a few questions. Thank you!

    But on my Easter form, a few more questions:

     - I now know how to make a calculated field readonly, but what about number fields like 'Accommodation:' and 'Meals:'? They are being calculated using conditions and I don't want the user to be able to change them.

     - The font inside the Configurable list widget is larger than the rest of the form - how can I get it to match the other fields?

     - The 'Age group' and 'Sex' columns in the Configurable list widget are too close to the previous column - can that be adjusted?

     - How could I get the 'Number in each age group' text field to not be in a box - just black on white?

     - All the numeric fields should be right-justified. How can I do that?

     - The 'Total cost' field is in n.nn format and I'd like the other total fields to be the same. I thought I saw where to nominate decimal places but I can't find it again!

     - Once I've got the form close to complete, I'd like to view it using different template styles. Can I take a backup of it first in case changing the templates goes crazy? I can see how to take a copy of the source code, but not how to load it up again.

    Regards and thanks again,


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    Answered on February 07, 2018 at 09:02 AM

    You may set the field as read only by opening its settings, once there go to the advanced tab and scroll a bit down until the read only option that needs to be turned on: 



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