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    Headers within a form

    Asked by Adath on October 22, 2015 at 12:57 PM

    When I build a list, is it possible to have certain elements in the list be, bold, larger font or italic. I tried inserting some html (<b><i>) and some CSS (<div style=”color:red;”</div>, but there was no effectg. Also, is it possible to designate certain line elements as headers and not be selectable such as this: The lines in red will not be selectable.


    Building Funds

    Fund 1

    Fund 2

    Fund 3


    Education Funds

    Fund 4

    Fund 5

    Fund 6

    Page URL:

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by david on October 22, 2015 at 03:46 PM


    For a setup such as that, I would recommend have a single dropdown with the categories, then a conditionally shown dropdown for the options in each category.


    That way, they can select the category first, then select the option from the next drop down.  This will also ensure they do not select the categories instead of the options. 

    Here is my test form so you can see how it would work:


    You can clone it to your own account if you would like:


    On a side note, if you add this code to your form:


    .form-input.jf-required {
        min-width: 60%;

    Will give you form a bit more uniform look.

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    Answered by Adath on October 23, 2015 at 01:00 PM

    THANK YOU! That's amazing. I need to add in more categories - which I now have under: Funds by Catagory - but writing them in didn't populate new boxes. Could you tell me what I did wrong.



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    JotForm Support

    Answered by david on October 23, 2015 at 02:15 PM

    Since you changed the options from category -1, category 0 etc to the new list, you would need to create new conditions.  Due to those options no longer being available, the conditions cannot be met.  This is what the new conditions would look like:

    And how the form would function:


    If you make changes or add new fields, create new conditions for them and they should work properly.

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    Answered by Adath on October 23, 2015 at 03:53 PM

    I'm so sorry! I thought I understood. But I had it all sent and all the boxes below were showing. So i thought if I deleted them they wouldn't show.

    But I think I screwed it up more.


    Could you help me again.

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    Answered by david on October 23, 2015 at 05:05 PM

    You can revert your form back using your revision history:


    What you need to do is create 1 dropdown for each list you want to show.  Then, you would create a condition that says:

    if FUNDS BY CATEGORY Is Equal to "Whatever fund" SHOW "Whatever Fund dropdown"

    This will hide the field until someone selects "Whatever fund" from the FUNDS BY CATERGORY field.

    We also have a widget that may be easier to set up:


    That will give the ability to create nested dropdowns.