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    Creating 3 text boxes in the same row

    Asked by Travis  on November 20, 2015 at 09:53 PM


    For some reason I can't find the option to add 3 separate text boxes for the same row.  I've attached a screenshot of what I'm talking about.

    Please advise, thanks.

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    Answered by Jan on November 21, 2015 at 02:32 AM

    You could easily have 2 textboxes in the same line by using the Shrink feature and then merge another text box to it so you can have 3 text boxes on the same row. Here is the guide for it: Form Field Positioning

    If you need further assistance, please let us know. Thank you.

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    Answered by Ken  on November 21, 2015 at 06:13 AM
    @Yan, maybe you could provide @Travis a working example that looks similar to the image he provided? I tried your suggestion and I couldn't achieve the same look and feel. Also, if there will be 3 textboxes shrunk and merged in one line, and all of them will be required *, it will not look great on the form (with or without an error).
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    Answered by Jan on November 21, 2015 at 08:41 AM

    @Travis and @Ken

    Sorry for the confusion. Please check this demo form. I used the Shrink method and then I resized the textbox so they will fit in 1 row. Here's how I did it:

    1. I created a text element and 3 text boxes. After that, I shrinked all of them.

    2. I aligned the label on top of the text boxes.

    3. I resized the text boxes to "5".

    4. You can reduce the space padding between text boxes using this custom CSS code.

    .form-line {

    padding-left: 5px !important;

    padding-right: 5px !important;





    Also, you can use the Matrix tool under Survey tools to create multiple columns. 




    If you need any help in your forms, please open a new thread so that we can assist you properly.


    Hope this helps. Thank you.

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    Answered by Travis  on November 21, 2015 at 11:22 AM

    Perfect, thank you!