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    How to have a check box remain unchecked by default?

    Asked by StudioBe on October 23, 2012 at 06:11 PM

    I have a single option check box in my form and I would like it to be unchecked by defult. Is this possible?

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    http://form.jotformpro.com/form/22965255594970

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by NeilVicente on October 23, 2012 at 06:32 PM

    To have a check box option unchecked by default, simply select your check box field then click the Selected button found at the toolbar.

    Afterwards, choose the empty option. Kindly refer to the image below for reference.

    As always, make sure to save your form afterwards.

    Hope you find this information useful.

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    Answered by wrightmedia on October 25, 2012 at 04:06 PM

    I'm having the same issue and the answer by NeilVicente doesn't work.  "Yes" isn't an option.  I need help on this ASAP!

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by abajan on October 25, 2012 at 04:23 PM

    @wrightmedia

    To which form in your account are you referring? If it's embedded in a web page, please provide that page's URL.

    Thanks.

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by NeilVicente on October 26, 2012 at 06:13 AM

    @wrightmedia

    You are supposed to select the empty option to have all check box options cleared by default. The image I provided above was just an example.

    If this answer does not help you, kindly open a new thread for your issue so we can provide you assistance that is specific to your situation.