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    Text on half side of the form?

    Asked by La_Facultad_Invisible on June 27, 2015 at 09:24 AM

    I would like to include a text next to a field to explain it a bit. Following the form:


    I have just included two extra text fields (both in green). In the first one I included a small sentence and the field fits in half side. However for the second one I wrote long sentences and it does not shrink the text but, rather, it appears in a new line:


    Is there any way to make a long text to shrink into half side of the form?

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by jonathan on June 27, 2015 at 05:42 PM

    Please check the test form http://form.jotformpro.com/form/51776740293967?

    is this what you had in mind?

    You can clone it by following this user guide


    to review it in your Form Builder.

    Please let us know if you need further assistance.



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    Answered by La_Facultad_Invisible on June 28, 2015 at 06:01 AM

    Thank you Jonathan! I'm always amazed by your quick answers, and by the way that is exactly what I was looking for and I can indeed clone it. However I am not able to reproduce it from scratch, for instance:


    both fields are contracted, but they do not appear side by side. Can you please explain step by step how did you managed to wrap the text area?

    Thanks again!

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by Welvin on June 28, 2015 at 10:50 AM

    There's a field positioning feature. Here's the guide: https://www.jotform.com/help/90-Form-Field-Positioning.

    After shrinking the fields, you have to open the form in the designer and enable columns in the Form Layout tab:

    Note that you have to level the number of columns in the form. If you want two, just make sure to set two fields per line. Otherwise, an empty space will be created in the form because the third field in line will be moved down.

    Please contact us again if we can help in any way.


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    Answered by La_Facultad_Invisible on June 28, 2015 at 02:21 PM

    That's perfect, thank you very much!