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    Adjust checkbox spacing

    Asked by fhpw on April 14, 2015 at 10:04 AM

    I am having an issue with checkbox spacing that is strange.  When using preview the boxes look correct. However, in any browser, there is spacing and overlap issues. 

    Below are two images - the first one is what I see in preview mode.  The second is what is viewed in a browser (IE, Chrome, Mozilla).  Not sure why even the 2-column is inconsistent in sizing (see first checkbox input and then the yes/no option).  Thanks


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    Answered by Syed on April 14, 2015 at 10:23 AM

    Hi there;

            Please try to inject the following CSS Code Block at the end, it is working fine here on my side. Read our guide here on How to Inject Custom CSS Codes.

    .form-multiple-column[data-columncount="3"] .form-checkbox-item {width: 100px !important;} #input_82_2 {margin-left:40px !important;}

    Will let us know, if you need further assistance on this, we would be happy to assist you in any way.



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    Answered by fhpw on April 14, 2015 at 01:17 PM

    This only adjust the one input field.  I may have done something wrong because it only wrap the field.  I think there is a way to increase the spread between all selections so that multi 3-column have the same distance between values. I switched the meal choices so the longer strings are the middle value.

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    Answered by BJoanna on April 14, 2015 at 02:57 PM

    You can change position of your check boxes by Injecting Custom CSS. To do that inside of your Form Builder select Setup & Embed tab, then click on Preferences, then select Form Styles tab and inside of Inject Custom CSS field at the bottom of existing code paste this code:

    [data-type="control_checkbox"] .form-input-wide {

    max-width : 600px!important;

    width : 60%;


    After adding this code your form will look like this.

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