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    Include hint in matrix?

    Asked by jsaffir on January 21, 2014 at 07:47 PM

    Is there a way to include a gray hint in the first row of a matrix?

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by liyam on January 21, 2014 at 11:01 PM

    Hello jsaffir,

    Upon checking your form, I see that you're able to include the hint box in your matrix, but not immediately visible due to your wide matrix field.

    You can move the position of the hint box of your form matrix closer using CSS injection.  Here's an example of a CSS code to move the matrix hint box:

    #id_53 .form-description { position: absolute; left: 100px; top: 60px; }

    This CSS example will move the hint box of your matrix to the 1st row, 1st column.  If you'd like for us to move it to a specific field, please do let us know.


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    Answered by jsaffir on January 22, 2014 at 01:38 AM

    If possible, I would like the whole first row filled out with hints in each column.  But it's not absolutely necessary if it's tons of work.

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    Answered by jonathan on January 22, 2014 at 03:35 AM


    I think that will be very difficult indeed since the Matrix field on this form has only one ID (#id_53) that can attached to the hover text hint.

    What you can probably add much easier is using the TEXT field(found in Form Tools) -- and just add informative free read-only text on top of the Matrix that describes the columns.

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


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    Answered by jsaffir on January 22, 2014 at 03:00 PM
    Thanks for all your help. Jotform is truly wonderful!!
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