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    Is there a way to add a hint example text to phone field

    Asked by reelance on May 09, 2014 at 03:42 PM

    Hi guys, one question i add quick tool phone, but i would like to add a hint inside area and inside phone, i also want t know if this is possible to the same with the directions tools.

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    JotForm Support Manager

    Answered by Jeanette on May 09, 2014 at 05:15 PM

    If what you want to do is to indicate the number of digits for a phone number, that is possible through Input Mask.

    You can even add a Hover Text the phone field. (You can do the same for the address field). Simply select the fields and look at the tool bar for the options, as shown on this image:


    Please see my test form here : http://form.jotformpro.com/form/31370599803964

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    Answered by reelance on May 10, 2014 at 05:07 PM

    If there a way that the hint can appear inside the box? where the info is witten.

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    Answered by jonathan on May 11, 2014 at 12:18 AM


    You can just use the 2 regular Textbox field as the phone field. You can add the hint example text in the Textbox field.

    Or you can use the sub-label in the Phone field to add the hint text instead.

    Sample form http://form.jotform.me/form/41300654931447?


    I created that field using injected CSS code also

    #label_4{display:none}#id_4{margin-left: -55px;}


    Inform us if you need more assistance.


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    Answered by Waterco on June 23, 2014 at 10:38 PM

    Hi Guys

    Whats the Custom CSS Code to enable Hint text INSIDE the Form Fields?
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    Answered by Cesar on June 23, 2014 at 11:30 PM


    I have moved your question to the following thread: http://www.jotform.com/answers/395165. Please make sure to respond there if necessary. Thank you.

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    Answered by chanellno1 on December 31, 2014 at 10:10 AM


    Can you please tell me how I would go about doing the above with the new system? I  no longer see the above options when I am editing my form and I do not see where to do this in the designer. Here is a link to my form: http://form.jotform.us/form/43635525114147

    Ideally, the fields 'firt name', 'last name', 'area code', and 'phone number' would appear like all of the other fields on my form. Is there anyway to do that so the design is consistent?

    Please advise,

    Thank you.

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    JotForm Support Manager

    Answered by Jeanette on December 31, 2014 at 12:29 PM

    Since this is an old thread, I've moved your question to this new one