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    How can I keep the form text areas from highlighting the entire section when a user clicks on them?

    Asked by ZBiggs on May 23, 2013 at 11:09 AM

    I don't want the whole section to highlight when a user clicks on it to enter their info. How do i turn off the highlighting?

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    Answered by sidharth_kch on May 23, 2013 at 11:27 AM


    Load your form in the form builder, please follow these steps:

    1. Go to the Setup & Embed tab and click Preferences

    2. Click the Field Styles tab, disable Highlight Effect and close the settings:

    3. Save the form.

    Let us know if you need further assistance.



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    Answered by ZBiggs on May 23, 2013 at 11:40 AM

    Thank you very much! I looked all over for that, but apparently not in the right place! Is there any way to turn off the "This field is required" highlight?

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    Answered by jonathan on May 23, 2013 at 12:22 PM

    @ ZBiggs

    Hi, you must be refering to the warning error messages.

    You can inject CSS codes like this

    /*---remove error message--*/


    .form-error-message {display: none !important;}.form-line-error {background:none repeat scroll 0 0;}


    /*--add red border on error--*/

    .form-validation-error {border: 1px solid red !important;}



    Here is a test form http://www.jotformpro.com/form/31425342427953


    This is the guide on how to http://www.jotform.com/help/117-How-to-Inject-Custom-CSS-Codes

    Hope this help. Inform us if you need further assitance.


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    Answered by ZBiggs on May 23, 2013 at 12:37 PM

    Awesome, I can't remember the last time I recieved such fast and helpful replies from a support forum, whether it was a free service or a paid one. I really appreciate it!

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    Answered by sidharth_kch on May 23, 2013 at 12:40 PM


    Your Feedback is Highly Appreciated!

    Should you have any questions please feel free to contact us.