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    How can I place 2 number fields on a single line?

    Asked by guysyml on January 12, 2015 at 07:00 PM

    I am seeking to ask our users how long they have been at an address.  I am wanting to ask them this with 2 fields (Years & Months). 

    From a visual perspective though, I am not wanting to ask 2 questions, but rather 1.  "How long have you lived at this address?"  Optimally, below this question there would be 2 fields in a single row with suggestion text of "Years" in one field and "Months" in another field.

    I am wanting to do this with separate fields (not configurable list with 1 row) because I will then be creating calculations on the input values in the fields and I understand that with a configurable list widget, it is not feasible to access the individual fields of a configurable list for calculation purposes.

    I have tried to shrink the Months field according to this link: http://www.jotform.com/help/90-Form-Field-Positioning

    However, it does not "join" the "Years field" which is presently above it.

    How should I go about aligning these two fields on one line / question?

    Thanks,

    Guy

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by jonathan on January 12, 2015 at 08:06 PM

    Hi Guy,

    Please try it like this

    1. Make sure the 'Year' field is in 'Shrink' mode

    2. Select 'Month' field and on its property select the option 'Merge to above line'

     

     

     

    if done correctly, it should work like this

     

    Then you can just use the Form Designer to use custom CSS to bring the 2 fields closer

     

     

    Here is my test jotform http://form.jotformpro.com/form/50118007148951?

     

    Hope this help. Let us know if you need further assistance.

    Thanks.

     

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    Answered by guysyml on January 14, 2015 at 12:08 AM

    Thank you very much for the direction.  Can you point me in the direction of a video or text tutorial on the use of the Designer? (Both overall usage and more specifically, the CSS editor? )

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by ashwin_d on January 14, 2015 at 08:19 AM

    Hello guysyml,

    You may like to take a look at the following guide where we have several video tutorials available explaining "Form Designer" :  http://www.jotform.com/help/300-Form-Designer-Tutorial-Let-s-create-fantastic-forms- 

    Hope this helps.

    Do get back to us if you have any specific questions and we will surely help you.

    Thank you!