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    How to create larger text area for "Check Box" form

    Asked by npuffer on September 16, 2014 at 07:41 PM

    I have an issue with word wrapping for the check box verbiage. Is there a way to create a larger text area?


    (check box) verbiage which is wrapping is
    here, I want it to look like...

    (check box) I want my verbiage to continue without wrapping to the next line.





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    Answered by EltonCris on September 16, 2014 at 09:51 PM

    Hi Natasha,

    There are two possible solutions,

    1. If you have spread the check box columns, it might create smaller check box options container. Do not spread the columns instead so the options would expand.

    2. If you want to use spread columns but with a wider column width, inject the following CSS codes to your form.

    .form-multiple-column .form-radio-item, .form-multiple-column .form-checkbox-item {

    width: 200px;


    Feel free to change the width value to your preference.

    Guide: https://www.jotform.com/help/117-How-to-Inject-Custom-CSS-Codes-to-your-Form

    Hope this helps. If there's anything else you need help with, let us know here.


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    Answered by npuffer on September 17, 2014 at 12:01 PM
    Option 2 is exactly what I want except, can I specify the code to only
    chance the spacing for one group? I have several check box questions but
    there is only one questions that I want to change the answer spacing for.
    When i add the CSS it changes all of them and makes all the others wrap.
    *--Best Regards,*
    *Natasha Puffer *
    *Pink Iguana Digital MusesInternet Marketing Specialist*
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    Answered by EltonCris on September 17, 2014 at 12:38 PM

    Yeah sure, what specific checkbox field on your form? Or you can use the following CSS code. Just replace with the field ID number of the checkbox you want it to apply. To get the field ID number, simply right click your checkbox field in the form builder then show properties. Get the ID number under ID (take the number after the first underscore only). Check this screenshot.

    #id_5 .form-multiple-column .form-checkbox-item{

    width: 200px;


    If you need further assistance, let us know.