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    Alter width of text box within table

    Asked by angelawilliams on August 25, 2015 at 09:55 PM

    I have a form with three columns created with matrix.

    A reference number in column 1.

    A space to enter a date in column 2.

    A space to enter a description of an activity undertaken on that date in column 3.


    I am not able to understand how to increase the width of the text box in column 3.

    Can anyone assist me please?

    And a second question.

    Am I able to copy this into a larger form, which does not have any other tables in it?


    thanks in anticipation!


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    JotForm Support

    Answered by Charlie on August 26, 2015 at 03:46 AM


    You can do that by adding this custom CSS code in your CSS tab in the Form Designer Tool:

    #cid_1 > table > tbody > tr > td:nth-child(3) > input {

        width: 70% !important;


    You can adjust the value of the width with your own preference.


    Let us know if that works.

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    Answered by angelawilliams on August 26, 2015 at 04:12 AM

    thanks Charlie for your response.

    I have pasted the CSS code, and can see in my trial form that I can make the activity section larger, but how to make the space between the two columns smaller?

    also, how can I do this within a larger form, where the need for the table is only in some sections, will it similarly work there?




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    Answered by Sammy on August 26, 2015 at 06:44 AM

    Kindly try the following CSS snippet

    .form-matrix-column_0 {
        width : 60px !important;

    the zero denotes the column i.e 0, 1, 2 e.t.c

    You can use the CSS in a larger form the #cid_1 will change since it is a unique identifier assigned to a table, this allows you to style specific tables

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    Answered by angelawilliams on August 27, 2015 at 02:03 AM

    thanks Sammy,

    I am nearly there now, just need to tweek the length of the box so all text is visible on the final form.

    appreciate your help

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by Charlie on August 27, 2015 at 07:10 AM

    Glad to hear that our suggestions helped. If you need more assistance on this, please let us know.

    Thank you.