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    Adding 'other' boxes to open based on the dropdowns selection

    Asked by brooke.clem on February 27, 2015 at 03:55 PM

    I have a FormsCentral document that you guys were kind enough to upload for me.  I've noticed that a few of the fields don't work the same way and I need to  get these updated.  Can you help?

    Here's the form that you originally loaded into your system:  https://adobeformscentral.com/?f=0Edc6Q0ocWyuEVvrEvZmoA

    Here's the Jotform Version:  http://form.jotform.us/form/50472515132143


    So - take a look at the adobe form.  In the middle section at the words 'eTrain:  Yes/No'.  If you select Yes, then another set of data populates (module information).  This is VERY GOOD. 

    So now take a look at both Adobe and Jotform Versions:  the top section where it says 'Originator', then 'Department', 'Planned Activity', Project Code 1, Task Code 1, Dept Code 1, Project Code 2, Task code 2, Dept Code 2 and Project Lead.  All of these fields have 'other' as a choice.  But, then you choose other, you don't get the additional 'blank' popup that allows you to input free form data.  Can you update the form to work like the adobe form works?

    Please advise and thank you!

    Brooke Clem

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    Answered by Ben on February 27, 2015 at 05:15 PM

    Thank you for providing us with both URLs Brooke.

    Please give us a few moments and we will update you once we add what you have mentioned.

    Thank you.

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    Answered by Ben on February 27, 2015 at 05:45 PM

    I took a look at it, but can not find the Project Lead having Other option. I do see "Choice 1", but as it does not present a textbox it would be good if you can tell us which field is it exactly?

    This is what I came up with so far: http://form.jotformpro.com/form/50577024961962

    Once we know the Project Lead, we can help you add that one to the list as well.

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    Answered by brooke.clem on March 04, 2015 at 03:13 PM

    The 'Project Lead' should also have 'other' listed as an option...it's currently written as 'Choice 1'.  Can you add that to the options as well as the new field to populate?

    Please do implement these changes to the document so that we can work from the updated document.  And thank you so much for your help!


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    Answered by jonathan on March 04, 2015 at 04:17 PM

    Hi Brooke,

    Did you meant change the 'Choice 1' to 'Other'


    and then create option that when 'Other' is selected in Project Lead, a new input/textbox will be available?

    Please confirm if this is what you wanted to do and we will apply it on your jotform http://form.jotform.us/form/50472515132143



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    Answered by brooke.clem on March 11, 2015 at 12:36 PM

    Yes!  This is perfect!

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    Answered by Ben on March 11, 2015 at 01:05 PM

    I have made the change now to the above form: http://form.jotformpro.com/form/50577024961962

    Please take a look at it and if it is now set as you want it please clone it to your account by following these steps: How to Clone an Existing Form from a URL