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    On a check box field, is there a way to have the sentence in two lines?

    Asked by shmuelg on June 10, 2011 at 02:55 PM
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    JotForm Support

    Answered by NeilVicente on June 10, 2011 at 05:37 PM


    Adding the html tag "<br/>" will insert a line break and separate lines in your checkbox options. So if you want to display something like this:

    Your checkbox options should be like this:


    Hope this answers your question. Thank you.



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    Answered by abajan on June 11, 2011 at 12:01 AM


    Here is an alternative method that uses injected CSS. To understand how this is achieved, clone the form pictured below and look at its injected CSS: Setup & Embed > Preferences > Form Styles > Inject Custom CSS. (Firebug was used at the form's address to determine which selectors to target and standard dummy text was used to populate the check box fields.)

    (Click image to use the form) 


    Both methods are fine. It's just a matter of preference.

    Thanks for asking. Please feel free to enquire more about our forms. The support team would be glad to assist you where we can.

    ~ Wayne

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    Answered by shmuelg on June 13, 2011 at 09:17 AM
    excellent. Thanks.

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    Answered by abajan on June 13, 2011 at 09:44 AM

    Always glad to help our users, shmuelg.

    Incidentally, as you may have already discovered, the ideal solution, unless you want the text to wrap below the check box, is to combine the techniques. Just be sure not to hit Return [Enter] after the HTML break tag shown in Neil's screenshot. Just keep typing straight and insert break tags wherever new lines are required. Otherwise, a new check box will be created. (Due to the limited width of the Options box, the text will wrap to a new line each time it reaches the right hand border but that will not insert a new check box.)


    ~ Wayne

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    Answered by shmuelg on June 13, 2011 at 09:51 AM

    Wow!!!, I didn't know that your support was so good!