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    Putting sub labels and hover text on the form field

    Asked by MATTHEW FOX on October 11, 2014 at 10:06 AM
    Customers will fill in their information in text boxes. I want to explain what to put in the boxes, is it possible to have a question mark above the box and customer puts their cursor over question mark and an explanation of what goes in text box appears?
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    JotForm Support

    Answered by Jan on October 11, 2014 at 10:10 AM

    Hi matthew,

    I understand that you want to put an information or a hint that will help the user to answer the form fields properly. If that's the case then you can add "Sub Label" on a text-box. You can also put a "Hover Text" on the form field.


    This should be the result.

    Hope this helps. Let us know if you need further assistance. Thank you.

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    Answered by MATTHEW FOX on October 11, 2014 at 04:51 PM
    In the hover text is there a maximum amount of words can have?
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    JotForm Support

    Answered by BDAVID on October 11, 2014 at 06:20 PM

    I am not sure how many characters you can put, I think there is pretty much no limit, please check my example form here

    If you have another question non-related to this one, please open a new thread, we will be glad to assist you.