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    how do I keep the formatting for an imported form?

    Asked by gingerwilliams on March 10, 2011 at 03:14 PM

    I have a very elaborate form that I imported from an old web site. I need to keep the formatting & grouping of the choices, and the jotform builder reformatted it into a long vertical column.  Please help!

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    Answered by DanielGriffin on March 11, 2011 at 08:03 AM

    Hi Ginger,

    Can you let me know the ID of the form and also the ID of the form that you imported it from (so that I know how it should look).  Once I can compare them I should be able to figure out what happened to the formatting for you.

    Thanks,

    Daniel

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    Answered by gingerwilliams on March 14, 2011 at 11:40 AM

    Hi Daniel,

    I need the form to look like this: http://www.clearlakemovers.com/questionaire_form.htm

    and the ID of the form is: http://www.jotform.com/form/10610450172

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    Answered by gingerwilliams on March 14, 2011 at 05:11 PM

    I'm getting this: http://www.luckyacewebdesign.com/clearlakemovers

    help!

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by NeilVicente on March 15, 2011 at 01:52 PM

    Hi Ginger,

    I am not able to recreate the exact styling that you want for your form, however, I have found a workaround that is quite similar to how you want your form to look like.

     

    1  Right-click on the fields that you want to align horizontally. Choose Shrink.

    2  Click on the field, click Label Align from the builder toolbar. Choose "Left".

     

    Jotform will automatically occupy the available space with the fields that you shrunk.

    Hope that helps.

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by NeilVicente on March 15, 2011 at 06:08 PM

    I forgot to add:

    Right click on a shrunken field and choose "Move to a new line" to move it to another line, enabling you to keep only two or three fields per line.

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    Answered by gingerwilliams on March 15, 2011 at 06:35 PM

    awesome - thanks very much. I will try that.