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    How do you get a description field?

    Asked by hollywoodlaw on October 31, 2011 at 07:43 PM

    I am wondering how you get a description field in a drop-down or check-mark question


    For example:


    Which is your preference:

    [ ] Option 1: Please describe [TEXT BOX]

    [ ] Option 2: Please describe [TEXT BOX]

    [ ] Option 3: Please describe [TEXT BOX]



    FYI, I see the steps for creating a text box for 1 other field...i am wondering how you could do it for more than one option.




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    Answered by fxr on October 31, 2011 at 08:12 PM


    You can use Conditions to show Text Box fields if a specific option in a Check Box field is selected. 


    Start by setting up your form as below: 


    Now, go to the Conditions option in the Setup & Embed menu. 

    Create a condition to show the relevant Text Box for each option in the 'Options' Check Box menu. 

    e.g show 'Option 1 - Please Describe' if 'Options 1' in 'Option 1' is selected:


    Do similar for the other two options. 


    I have created an example for here: 



    Is that the sort of functionality you are looking for? 

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    Answered by hollywoodlaw on November 01, 2011 at 09:13 AM
    Wow! Thanks so much for your VERY quick reply!