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    How can I change the font color of text INSIDE boxes/fields

    Asked by KarolineMontreal on April 16, 2013 at 04:32 PM

    I made some changes to the boxes background color, but I can't change the text color inside the boxes. I have used this code:


    .form-textbox, .form-textarea {background: #000;border: 1px solid #767c7e;color: #000;}



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    JotForm Support

    Answered by Mike_T on April 16, 2013 at 05:11 PM

    Thank you for contacting us.

    Your code seems to be working. If this is still not working somewhere, please let us know.

    We will be happy to help.

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    Answered by KarolineMontreal on April 16, 2013 at 05:36 PM

    Yes it works! Now, how can I change the font family of the text inside the boxes? It's not the same as the text on top of the boxes. Thank you!

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by EltonCris on April 16, 2013 at 06:23 PM


    You may use the following CSS.

    .form-textbox {

    font-family: 'Courier New';

    font-weight: normal !important;

    font-size: 12px;

    color: white;


    Guide: How to Inject Custom CSS Codes to your Form


    Feel free to edit its values to get the desired result.

    Thank you!

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    Answered by deba  on January 13, 2017 at 09:10 AM

    Put the text you want in the box into a word document and change the font color.  Copy and paste into the text box in Adobe.  Works every time.