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    Selecting multiple answers in drop down?

    Asked by heathern on May 04, 2010 at 04:56 PM

    I've played with the different settings and preferences, but can't detemrine if this is possible to do or not? I can use checkboxes, but it makes the form look messy.


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    Answered by aytekin on May 05, 2010 at 05:54 AM
    Yes, it is possible and very easy. On the form builder, click on the dropdown question, you will see that the icons on the top toolbar will change. You should see a "Size" icon. Click on that and change the size to something like "5". Then users can choose multiple options from the dropdown by clicking on Ctrl key and clicking on options.

    However, in my opinion checkboxes are easier to use for users. Many users don't know they can click on Ctrl and select multiple options.
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    Answered by PESMarketing on July 30, 2010 at 09:47 AM

    When you are making a drop down list with multiple selections, can you limit the selection number? For example, I have a drop down list with 30 options and instruct users to ctrl click for multiples, but no more than 5 selections?


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    Answered by aytekin on August 02, 2010 at 09:56 AM

    I don't think there is such limit. I tested it on my browser and there was no limit on number of selections on a form I made. Can you tell me on which form you have this problem so I can see it?

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    Answered by PESMarketing on August 03, 2010 at 07:48 AM

    No, there isn't a limit but I would like to add one if possible. I have the form up on my page with a disclaimer for now, asking users to not pick more than 5 test titles. I'd like to be able to make the form validate that. You can see it here: http://www.primaryexecutivesolutions.com/Pages/evaluate-your-skills.html

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    Answered by aytekin on August 03, 2010 at 08:25 AM

    No, there is no way to put on a limit on number of selections. HTML does not support that. 

    It should be possible to do it with javascript. You can copy the full source code to your web site and use a javascript script to put a limit. Searched google but couldn't find anything good. This might help: