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    I have an important suggestion for an addition element in the forms

    Asked by aymstrong308 on September 09, 2011 at 05:25 AM


    My account is Aymstrong308 and im a big fan of Jotform, it is really the best piece out there.

    I have used it in all my events done in my company, and i have always found something missing

    -There is no option to create a questions in that style--> (Q: How did you hear about us ?  Google ? Newspapers ? Others: please spicify )

    What i meant is: there is no option to let the client clicks on Others and then to type in what he wants.

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    Answered by abajan on September 09, 2011 at 06:39 AM

    Hi Yousef

    Thanks for your compliments. It's always nice to hear how our product helps to make life more pleasant for our users :)

    Actually, there's at least one way to accomplish your suggestion. Using your example:

    1. Insert a radio button field, label it How did you hear about us? and give it the three choices: Google, Newspapers and Other (please specify)

    2. Insert a text box field immediately below the radio button field and label it "Other" Specified

    3. Create a condition that shows the text box when Other (please specify) is selected

    4. Use injected CSS to position the text box closer to the radio buttons and to hide it's label

    5. Save the form

    Here's an example of such a form. You can clone it, replace its dummy "Recipient E-mail" address with your own and do a test submission to see what the notification would look like.

    Should you need further assistance with this or any other feature of our product, please let us know via this forum. Our team will be happy to help you to the best of our abilities.


    ~ Wayne

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    Answered by abajan on September 11, 2011 at 12:33 PM

    Ha Ha...

    The solution I provided above is like using a sledgehammer to kill a fly! Seriously, I TOTALLY overlooked the tool in our form builder that would accomplish basically the same result.

    Below is what the steps should have stated:

    1. Insert a radio button field, label it How did you hear about us? and enter just two choices: Google and Newspapers

    2. With the radio button field selected, click the Allow Other button:

    3. Save the form

    Now that was easy! :)

    ~ Wayne