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    Ability to force capitalization of text for submissions

    Asked by Marten on August 12, 2015 at 09:23 AM

    Hi Jotform,

    I already know i can force a capital letter through css and it works fine on form fields like first and last name etc.

    However in the stored pdf of the form and in the data send to Google spreadsheet the capitals are not stored.

    Is there a way to change the first letter of a form field to a capital letter in the data storage as well?

    The main reason i ask, we have a lot of ipad user who fill out our forms, and a lot of people don't use the proper capitals, so it;s a lot of editing afterwards to maken everything look good.

    Best regards,


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    JotForm Support

    Answered by Boris on August 12, 2015 at 11:28 AM

    I am sorry, Marten, but we do not support such a feature at the moment.

    I have raised this thread as a feature request to our developers, to have a way to capitalize user input directly on the form. We can't give you any timeframe on when or if this feature will be implemented, as our developers already have a lot of scheduled work on their hands, but we will let you know through this thread when we have any updates regarding this.

    Thank you for your suggestion, and for using JotForm! :)

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    Answered by watchhelp on June 21, 2016 at 10:32 AM

    Hello Jotform.

    I too would like to see this feature. I mentioned in a previous post that "PROPER" is an old formula in Excel (if my memory serves...Excel is so 20th Century :) and Gsheets to allow proper capitalization. It would be really helpful in Jotform if that could be turned on so all data, no matter where it lands (spreadsheet, CRM etc. etc.) will look good. We t

    oo must do a lot of clean up of names since the Jotform data flows to our CRM which flows to Freshbooks which flows to our shipping software. Does not look good if it reads john doe...


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    Answered by Carina on June 21, 2016 at 11:24 AM


    I moved your question to a new thread. You can find it here:


    Let us know if we can assist you further.