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    Feature Request: Accept % for Textbox Width

    Asked by earthdaysf on March 22, 2013 at 02:28 PM

    hi, i want to enter % into textbox width property. 

    Also, a textbox is not a table. Properties should be "Width" and "Lines", not "Columns" and "Rows".

    thank you

    textbox width table properties
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    JotForm Support

    Answered by Welvin on March 22, 2013 at 03:11 PM

    Hi,

    You can do that by finding the field ID: Finding CSS Field IDs & Names. Inject custom CSS codes: How to Inject Custom CSS Codes;

    .id_123 {width: 80%;}

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    Also, a textbox is not a table. Properties should be "Width" and "Lines", not "Columns" and "Rows".

    -I guess you are referring to our Matrix Field. That's the properties we have on this field. You can still alter the sizes of this by injecting custom CSS codes.

     

    Just in case you need this to be done, let us know so we can help you.

    Thanks

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    Answered by earthdaysf on March 22, 2013 at 04:39 PM

    hi

    i already know about the css. I'm asking to make this a property of the control, so i do not have to inject css.

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    About rows/columns, no i'm not referring to the matrix, i'm referring to textbox. 

     

    thanks

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by EltonCris on March 22, 2013 at 06:36 PM

    Hi,

    I have added it as a feature request. Thanks for your suggestions!

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    Text Box doesn't have that options, I assumed you mean Text Area. We call it Columns and Rows since that's the name of the attributes for Text Areas if you inspect them via source code. Thanks!

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    Answered by earthdaysf on April 04, 2013 at 02:38 AM

    "We call it Columns and Rows since that's the name of the attributes for Text Areas if you inspect them via source code."

    That's a very bad reason to call it that. Your priority should be understability. JotForm is designed to be as easy as possible to use, and it's language should be as easy as possible to understand.  

    It does not matter what the source code calls the attributes. If the source code called them  "X_Axis" and "Y-Axis", is that the terminology you would use on the front end?

    Calling the height and width of a box "rows" and "columns" is confusing and wrong, in normal English usage.