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    How can I create more space in a group of checkboxes?

    Asked by savingpaws on July 31, 2011 at 05:01 PM

    Hi! Love your site! It's been wonderful for our organization to be able to use jotform.

    The one question I do have is: I have about a list of 10 or so checkboxes, in 4 columns. Right now it's really crowded and hard to read. How can I fix it that there is more space in between those columns? I think I've tried changing around everything but CSS (and only because I don't know it.)

    Any thoughts? The link to the form is below. It's under Volunteer Opportunities.

    Thanks so much for your help!

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by abajan on July 31, 2011 at 10:19 PM

    Hi savingpaws

    Thanks for the compliment and your question. Unless you have some reason for having the check boxes in four (4) columns, I would suggest having a single column and making the "heading" (for want of a better term) of each checkbox's label bold, as in this clone of your form. (A CSS rule has been injected to increase the space between each item.)

    Would you be okay with this layout? If not, please let us know and perhaps we can play around with some other positioning.


    ~ Wayne 

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    Answered by savingpaws on August 01, 2011 at 12:38 AM

    Hi Wayne,

    That looks much better than the columns ever did! Thank you so much. You've really helped!


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    JotForm Support

    Answered by abajan on August 01, 2011 at 12:40 AM

    Glad to be of service :)
    Please feel free to let us know if you need assistance with anything else related to your form(s).

    ~ Wayne