What is JotForm?
JotForm is a free online form builder which helps you create online forms without writing a single line of code. No sign-up required.

At JotForm, we want to make sure that you’re getting the online form builder help that you need. Our friendly customer support team is available 24/7.

We believe that if one user has a question, there could be more users who may have the same question. This is why many of our support forum threads are public and available to be searched and viewed. If you’d like help immediately, feel free to search for a similar question, or submit your question or concern.

  • Profile Image

    Feature Request: Can I use boxes on the form fields?

    Asked by jnorman1000 on February 22, 2015 at 12:50 PM
    I'd also like to create borders/boxes to help signify sections of the form, is there a way to do this?
  • Profile Image

    Answered by Sean on February 22, 2015 at 02:29 PM

    You can manipulate the borders of text boxes, labels among other fields within the form with the use of custom CSS codes or the Form Designer interface. You can even manipulate the border of the form.


    Sorry to say but there are no such feature available on Jotform at this time. I am afraid that you would have to resort to using CSS custom codes to align your fields in a desired way within the Jotform interface or you can modify the source code of your form to the desired layout. I hope this answers your question.

    I will pass this information to our developers so they can look into its implementation. I can not say when this feature will be available but I can assure that once it is, you will be notified via this thread. Do let us know if further assistance is needed.


  • Profile Image
    JotForm Support

    Answered by abajan on February 22, 2015 at 07:19 PM


    As my colleague has stated, there's no way to accomplish the type of grouping you want in the form builder. However, if you embed the form's full source into a web page, it can be edited to include fieldset and legend tags.

    Sean has submitted the ticket and it will be shortly be assigned to a developer.

  • Profile Image
    JotForm Founder

    Answered by aytekin on February 23, 2015 at 05:02 AM

    One way to accomplish this is to use the Form Collapse feature. You do not need to hide the questions. You can use Form Collapse to separate the form into multiple sections:



    Another possible solution might be to use multiple pages on your form: