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    How can I create a survey question or checkbox with multi-line answers?

    Asked by Ken on January 31, 2014 at 02:15 PM

     Also, Only one of flour choices can be chosen and I'd like to create some conditions, so that when that  one "yes" choice is chosen, the other choices are hidden. 

    This is a question on a health history survey, asking the patient to rate their general health according to 4 categories, description of each requiring more than a one line description.

    So, the question or action is:

    Please rate your general health condition by choosing one of the following:

    Then, 4 multiline choices similar to below:

    I have mild well-controlled medical issuess with no funcional limitations and/or smoke tobacco products but no COPD, and/or mild obesity, and/or I am pregnant.

    Thanks for any help.

    survey checkbox create hidden choices
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    Answered by EliezerN on January 31, 2014 at 04:38 PM

    Hi,

    Yes you can create questions with multiple answers by using our checkbox fields if you would like to allow your form users to select multiple options or you can use our Radio Buttons field if you wish yoru form users to select just one option:

    - Checkboxes: 

    - Radio Buttons:

    Now, you can also create conditions in the way you have described. To accomplish the desired scenario kindly follow this guide: How to Hide or Show Multiple Fields at Once Based On a Single Conditional Entry

    Inform us if you need further assistace.

    Thanks

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    Answered by drkenjohnson on February 01, 2014 at 09:44 AM

    Yes, I understand the use of checkboxes and radio buttoms, BUT, these do not seem to allow for choices that require multiple lines of text.  Here's how I want it to look:

    (  )1. Completely healthy and fit. No physical

            limitations 

    (  )2. Mild well-controlled medical issues with no or

            minimal funcional limitations and/or smoke

            products but no COPD, and/or I am pregnant.

    (  )3. Functional limitations due to several different

            medical conditions, which are controlled by

            medical treatment, and/or smoking COPD that

            affects breathing

    (  )4. Debilitating or incapacitating medical conditions  

        which significantly limit my lifestyle

     

    Here's how it appears on the page.  Too many radio buttons!

     

     1. Completely healthy and fit. No physical  limitations  2. Mild well-controlled medical issues with no or  minimal funcional limitations and/or smoke products but no COPD, and/or I am pregnant. 3. Functional limitations due to several different medical conditions, which are controlled by medical treatment, and/or smoking COPD that affects breathing 4. Debilitating or incapacitating medical conditions which significantly limit my lifestyle

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    Answered by drkenjohnson on February 01, 2014 at 09:53 AM

    Sorry, the radio buttoms did not show up. Here's how it appears on form preview with parenthesis added where buttoms appear:

     

    Choose One:
     (  )1. Completely healthy and fit. No physical  (  )limitations (  )2. Mild well-controlled medical issues with no or (  )minimal funcional limitations and/or smoke (  )products but no COPD, and/or I am pregnant. (  )3. Functional limitations due to several different (  )medical conditions, which are controlled by (  )medical treatment, and/or smoking COPD that (  )affects breathing (  )4. Debilitating or incapacitating medical conditions (  )which significantly limit my lifestyle
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    Answered by Carina on February 01, 2014 at 10:47 AM

    Hello

    I cloned your form and could check the situation you reported.

    I believe the text had already a format (from the document it was taken from) and somehow when you pasted it, it made it to be split in lines and creating extra radio-buttons.

    The system separates radio-button options with a "new line" (hitting enter key):

    If you wish to clean the text formatting you can first paste it into notepad and then copy/paste on Jotform.
    Or if you wish you can clone my form:

    http://form.jotformpro.com/form/40314092637955

    Please inform us if you need further assistance.

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    Answered by drkenjohnson on February 01, 2014 at 11:53 AM

    Carina, thanks for your help and input.  So that you know from where I'm coming on this, I created the four questions and my desired format for them by moving a blank radio button tool from the form tools, going to the "properties" window and typing the numbered options in the format I wanted in the options box.  But when I prevewed the document, it appeard as I have shown you.  This has happened every time I have used dropdowns, checkboxes or radio buttons that require more than one line, but the margin of the option box into which I type the test for each option limits the line length side to side. I would be happy to know a way to put have more words per line for each tool.  I am not a computer code person, so just using the tools available to on jotform to create a form.  Thanks again, KJ

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    Answered by Welvin on February 01, 2014 at 04:56 PM

    Hi Ken,

    You can use break <br> tag into the field options to move text into the new line without the radio selection and apply custom CSS codes to adjust the margin to be on the left side.

    Check this options:

    ...then apply this custom CSS codes: 

    .form-radio-item label, .form-checkbox-item label +  cid_50 {

    display: block !important;

    margin-left: 19px;

    margin-top: -17px;

    }

    Inject this codes by following this guide: How to Inject Custom CSS Codes. You can check the result to this clone version of your form: http://www.jotformpro.com/form/40316294941959

    Let us know if you need further assistance.

    Thanks