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    Can I have a required field without resizing the field with an error?

    Asked by Puliz on December 18, 2012 at 05:14 PM

    My form is relatively small and I dont want the forms dimensions blown out of someone doesnt fill in a field.  However, I really would like to have them as requirements.  Are there options?

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by jonathan on December 18, 2012 at 06:00 PM


    Please try also adding this CSS code on the current codes in your form.


    Test/check if this is enough to work on your form. You have to make a filed a required to trigger the error.

    Inform us if you have further inquiry.


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    JotForm Support

    Answered by jonathan on December 18, 2012 at 06:15 PM


    You can also use the Conditional Logic feature of the form to force the form user to fill up all the fields before they can actually submit the form. Make sure that validation for fields are also set i.e. the email box should be an email address. You can see this in the field properties on top.

    Test this form http://www.jotformpro.com/form/23526552239960

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    Answered by Puliz on December 19, 2012 at 11:48 AM

    This would also help with spam, too, correct?  We seem to be getting some blank submissions from time to time.

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by Welvin on December 19, 2012 at 12:49 PM

    Yes, that's correct. With regards to the blank subsmissions, is that all the fields or just some fields were submitted and left blank? Can you try the iframe method of embedding your form to see if that helps?



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    Answered by pinoytech on December 19, 2012 at 01:01 PM

    Hi Puliz,

    I've cloned also your form and made some workaround on it. Please take a look at this form:


    If you like what I did, feel free to clone the form.

    Thank you!