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    Form Designer: ability to enter percentage values for form width

    Asked by goldstaradmin on February 06, 2016 at 08:33 AM

    When I create a form that is more than 690 pixels wide, the fields go outside of their proper place on the form editing page.  It makes for a very awkward editing experience.  It would be nice if the Jotform website was responsive, rather than the content section being hard-coded to 900 pixels.

    An alternative solution might be to allow the width of a form to be set in percentage, rather than only pixels.  I plan to embed my forms in existing web pages, so if I can just tell the form to not overflow its parent, then it will always be the correct width.  No need to hard-code a pixel width.  That's a practice that is being phased out.

    Thank you!

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    Answered by Boris on February 06, 2016 at 06:01 PM

    You can set form width in percentage values in the Form Builder:

    However, I see that the Designer can only be set to have a maximum width in pixels. If I understand it correctly, you would like to have ability to set maximum width in percentage values in the Designer as well:

    Is this correct? If so, we can send a feature request to our developers on your behalf. Please do note that a sending a feature request does not mean that the feature will actually be accepted or implemented, so we couldn't make any estimates about when it might become available, but it would certainly get on our developers' radar and would get implemented if/when possible.

    Please let us know if I understood you correctly and this is what you wanted us to forward to our developers. Thank you.

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    Answered by goldstaradmin on February 06, 2016 at 08:40 PM

    It's definitely helpful to know it is in Preferences.  But yes, I would like to have that option in the Designer because I want to use it in a theme.  Then I don't have to set that value for every form.

    Thank you!

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    Answered by Boris on February 06, 2016 at 10:03 PM

    Thank you for confirming, I have just raised this to our developers as a feature request.

    When there are any news on this front, we'll make sure to let you know. :)