PDF Editor > PDF Document: have the option to change the label width.

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    RMWL
    Asked on September 21, 2019 at 10:31 PM

    Is there a way to change the amount of space for the static text on a pdf form response? I don't know the correct terms to explain it, so let me show you

    1569119334Screen Shot 2019-09-21 at 10.2

    How do i make it so the response is closer to the "goals". 

    I would like it to look more like this:

    1569119422Screen Shot 2019-09-21 at 10.0

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    roneet
    Answered on September 22, 2019 at 12:24 AM

    You can either drag-drop the field as shown or make the question alignment as a top aligned. Please check the GIF:

    1569126203form.gif

    Let us know if you have further questions.

    Thanks.

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    RMWL
    Answered on September 22, 2019 at 02:40 PM

    Hi, 

    that did not Answer my question. I want a left alignment, but i want the text (like "initial office visit" or "sex" in your example) to take up <1/5 of the space rather than the ~1/2 of the box it takes up now. I want it to look more like this:

    1569177556Screen Shot 2019-09-22 at 2.38

    I made this example by writing "Goals" in a separate text box, but when i take this approach with my form, things end up jumping around in undesirable ways based on the length of the response. 

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    Victoria_K
    Answered on September 22, 2019 at 02:56 PM

    Hi,

    I'm afraid it is not possible to resize labels width. But, you can do the following:

    1. Turn off labels on PDF.

    2. Add TEXT elements instead of labels.

    3. Add Fields with no labels. 

    Screenshot:

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    RMWL
    Answered on September 23, 2019 at 08:42 AM

    The problem with this solution is that the label will get misaligned with the response when the previous response is long. (and I don't want to just leave a ton of space for the previous response incase someone write something long) I tried inserting a line to keep things lined up, but it did not work. Is there anyway to group them or keep the label aligned with the response?

    Let me show you why the line did not work: There is a white line between Diet and Goals. This is what it should looks like.

    1569242473Screen Shot 2019-09-21 at 10.0

    When someone writes a long response, "Goals" jumps over the line:

    1569242530Screen Shot 2019-09-21 at 10.0 

    And it stays there even if i go back to a short response. 

    1569242560Screen Shot 2019-09-21 at 10.1

    HHow else can i keep these aligned? 

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    roneet
    Answered on September 23, 2019 at 10:34 AM

    You can add empty spaces in between the label and the answer so that the answer starts from the space.

    1569249234form.gif

    Let us know if this was helpful.

    Thanks.

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    RMWL
    Answered on September 23, 2019 at 10:39 AM

    What? How does that solve the issue? I don't think you understood my question/issue. Please reread this thread

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    BDAVID
    Answered on September 23, 2019 at 12:18 PM

    Unfortunately, using a workaround may not be 100% perfect.

    I will submit a feature request to our back-end team in order to have the option to increase or decrease the label width in the PDF report. If this gets implemented in the future you will be notified via this forum thread.

    Meanwhile, an idea that just crossed my mind would be enclosing the Text element and the Goals field with a Line element:

    1569255429line.png

    So, the previous and next response should not interfere with the alignment.


    Let us know if you have more questions, we will be glad to assist you

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    RMWL
    Answered on September 23, 2019 at 01:35 PM

    That is the work around i tried. As i described in the post from September 23, 2019 at 08:42 AM, the goals label jumped up over the line sometime... is there any way to avoid that? Thanks for submitting the request

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    BDAVID
    Answered on September 23, 2019 at 02:09 PM

    That's odd, the text should not jump over the line. Could you please try removing the lines, and add them again? I just tried it by adding a lot of text, and it did not jump over the line(only to the next page as it normally would):

    1569261792lines.gif

    So, they should be positioned this way:

    1) The Text element on the right, and the actual Goal field on the left(which has its label hidden):

    2) A Line element above and below them:

    1569262016configuration.png