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    How can I create a drop down field with multi select?

    Asked by ubmdesigncentral on April 03, 2013 at 08:27 PM

    I would like to create a drop down field/form that has the capability to select multiple options within the drop down. I do not want to use checkboxes unless they have a scroll capability, please help!!!!

     

    Thanks!

    Page URL:
    http://form.jotformpro.com/form/30927981081964

    create select checkboxes scroll
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    JotForm Support

    Answered by jonathan on April 03, 2013 at 08:54 PM

    Hi,

    The dropdown field have the size property.

    If you increase the size number, the dropdown will be able to display more than 1 item and multiple selection can be done.

     

    Here is a test form http://www.jotformpro.com/form/30919131867964

    Thanks.

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    Answered by 4mjp on September 06, 2013 at 04:31 AM

    Thank you

    I have managed this part, but want to be able to select more than one item in the drop down ?

    Thank you

     

    Mike

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    Answered by jedcadorna on September 06, 2013 at 04:46 AM

    Hi,

    Just simply press and hold CTRL button for windows and Command/Apple key for Mac (the loopy asterisk) when selecting multiple options.

     

    Thanks,

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    Answered by 4mjp on September 06, 2013 at 04:50 AM

    Hi

    I've managed the form build aspect using CTRL, it's when the user uses the form and wants to select more than one option from the drop down

     

    Thanks

     

    Mike

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by abajan on September 06, 2013 at 05:43 AM

    Hi Mike,

    The user would simply need do the same as you have. You could include a note explaining the procedure to the user, as I've done in this clone of Jonathan's form. Is that what you meant?

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    Answered by 4mjp on September 06, 2013 at 05:47 AM
    Great, thanks.
    How do you insert the note ?
    Michael Power

    Date: Fri, 6 Sep 2013 05:43:23 -0400
    To: mikepowermad@hotmail.com
    Subject: Re: How can I create a drop down field with multi select?
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    JotForm Support

    Answered by abajan on September 06, 2013 at 06:11 AM

    My apologies, I should have explained that. With the form loaded in the form builder, do the following:

    1. Click the drop down field to which the note is to be attached

    2. In the toolbar at the top of the builder, click the Hover Text button


    3.
    Enter the note and click OK when done

    4. (Optional) To reposition the hover text, inject the following CSS, adjusting the highlighted values as desired:

    .form-description {
    right: 150px;
    top: 10px;
    }

    Should you require additional assistance, we'd be glad to help.