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    Autoscrolling text

    Asked by amcit on May 20, 2014 at 11:04 PM

    I am looking for an easy copy-paste form I can put on my website so people will see a box that has several sayings in it, that scroll slowly upward so they can read them all.  Does such a thing exist, or am I just dreaming?

    It would appear on my webpage (given below), but it doesn't show yet.

    Page URL:

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by Welvin on May 21, 2014 at 02:39 AM


    Unfortunately, we do not have such function in our form builder. But you mean the function that would look like this: https://shots.jotform.com/welvin/pages/marque-text.html, right?

    I am creating a request ticket about this to our developers. You will be notified here once this feature is implemented.


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    JotForm Support

    Answered by Welvin on May 21, 2014 at 02:59 AM

    You can do the same to my form as a workaround by adding the marque properties to your form text field. 

    1. Add the Text field in your form and add your sayings/quotes in the text field:


    2. Make sure to finish your form with all the other fields then get your form source codes: https://www.jotform.com/help/104-How-to-get-your-Form-Source-Code

    3. Paste the form source codes to any text editor your have. Ex. Notepad

    4. Find the text field in the form source codes and enclose the texts in the field into Marque


    5. Save the modified source codes as an HTML file

    6. Upload the HTML file to your own FTP Server

    7. Embed the HTML file as an iFrame. You can use this website to generate an iFrame: http://7thspace.com/webmaster_tools/iframe_generator.html. Or, you can use the HTML file as the direct form access.


    Let me know if you need any further assistance.


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    JotForm Support

    Answered by Welvin on May 21, 2014 at 03:01 AM

    By the way, here's the codes: http://pastiebin.com/537c4f1b3b7ca


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    Answered by MacLuc on May 22, 2014 at 07:40 AM

    A widget with autoscrolling text has been developed: http://widgets.jotform.com/widget/autoscrolling_text

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    Answered by islorgs on September 01, 2014 at 05:32 PM

    Any progress on having autoscroll in a text-only box added to the features list? The widget works but can't add text affects to the text in the box - like have the text centered, hard returns, colored text, etc. Would love to use the option that Welvin outlined but don't want to have to embed the form...