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    Can multiple input boxes be used in a matrix?

    Asked by Andrew DiRienzo on June 27, 2011 at 11:16 AM

    For example:

    TACTIC Air Date Expiration Date


    The first column would be an input field, the two subsequent columns would be date fields.


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    JotForm Support

    Answered by mliz on June 30, 2011 at 02:57 AM

    Hi Andrew,

    Unfortunately it is not possible to combine input boxes and date fields in
    the matrix. The closest workaround I can think of is to create the fields individually
    in the form and align them side by side forming a column and rows with the use
    of the shrink option.

    To shrink a field, do this:

    1. Open the form in JotForm
    2. Select the form you wish to edit
    3. Click on the properties of the question field
    4. Select Shrink.

    Another faster way to shrink a field is by simply doing a right click on
    and select Shrink.


    Or another way is you may also copy the full form source code to your web site and then
    change the input fields to text and date fields manually.