Label default text reappears when I return to form editor

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    Asked on February 13, 2012 at 02:18 PM

    I deleted the labels for my form fields and used text hints instead, to save space (form had to fit in 240px wide column). Looks fine, but when I return to the form editor in jotform, the placeholder label text -- "Click to edit" -- reappears, and it also appears on my live form, except that it shows as a series of dots because the width of the label is only 15px.

    How do I "lock" my form so that all my settings are secure and not replaced by jotform defaults when I return to the form editor?



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    Answered on February 13, 2012 at 02:53 PM


    It is not possible to "lock" the form as you intend to do. JotForm requires fields to have labels - for the purpose of sorting/organizing data in the backend. Hence, empty labels are automatically filled in with "Click to edit".

    My suggestion is to give a label for each of your field, then hide them on the front-end by injecting this custom css to your form:

    .form-label-left, .form-label-top {display:none;}
    .form-line {display:block !important}

    Hope this helps.

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    Answered on February 13, 2012 at 05:48 PM

    Thanks for the quick answer. I would do as you suggest but the form is embedded in a DotNetNuke site and I had to embed it as an iFrame to avoid javascript conflicts, so I cannot customize the CSS -- but if you know otherwise, please let me know!

    Thanks again,

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    Answered on February 13, 2012 at 05:53 PM

    Hello Dave, you can customise your form with CSS whatever the embed method you use. 

    Its explained here ->

    My colleagues, Neil's CSS above should work perfectly for that particular configuration of form you are using on your website.

    If you run into any problems adding the Custom CSS to your form, let us know and we can either explain in greater detail or just add it to your form for you.


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    Answered on February 22, 2012 at 05:44 PM

    Thanks a lot, worked perfectly.