Is there a way to add a textbox field after the row items and before th?

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    Asked on July 01, 2015 at 05:15 AM

    is there a way to add a textbox field after the row items and before the 1st column while the rest of the options are all checkboxes?

    for example, in the service quality row / item, a textbox is inserted, then the rating for service quality (very satisfied, satisfied...).


    This is a re-post of a comment on How to create a survey form and customize it

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    Answered on July 01, 2015 at 06:05 AM


    At the present the matrix widget does not support mixed inputs,

    You can however try to download the full form source code and change the type of inputs manually, ill give it a go with sample to see if the submissions will go through

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    Answered on July 01, 2015 at 05:31 PM

    hello Sammy / JotForm Support team. 

    i took hint from your reply that the matrix could be manipulated outside of jotform.

    i successfully included textboxes for each item.

    but the problem is the values entered for the textboxes are not shown in the email or submission page.

    i'm guessing it has something to do with the textboxes not being identified / recognized as part of the form?

    what should i do for the textboxes to be included in the email notifications and submission entries?

    here's what i've done so far. modified matrix widget

    thanks for the help.

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    Answered on July 01, 2015 at 10:14 PM

    I think that the Configurable List widget could be a better option for you to accomplish what you are looking for, here is a demo form for you to see and test:

    Also, the matrix dynamique widget can be a good option


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    Answered on July 03, 2015 at 11:39 AM

    thanks for the alternative options, Jeanette.

    i've tried both but i feel that the matrix widget has a better functionality and simplicity to it. 

    below's what i'm trying to achieve.  

    appreciate all the help.

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    Answered on July 03, 2015 at 01:12 PM

    Unfortunately, the Matrix field can only have one input type. 

    I would recommend using the Configurable List widget instead as it gives you more flexible. You can check this guide for that:

    I made a sample form here: You can clone my form to explore my Configurable list widget by following this guide:

    Basically, this is the custom CSS code that I used inside the widget:

    tr > td.col1 > span {

    display: none;


    tr:nth-child(2) > td.col1::after {

    display: block;

    content: "English";


    tr:nth-child(3) > td.col1::after {

    display: block;

    content: "Computer";


    tr:nth-child(4) > td.col1::after {

    display: block;

    content: "Science";


    tr:nth-child(5) > td.col1::after {

    display: block;

    content: "Math";



    We can further format the configurable list widget using custom CSS code to make it like a table.

    I hope that somehow helped.

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    Answered on July 05, 2015 at 11:16 AM

    thanks for the help, Charlie :)