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    I just want to add some explanatory text to the form, but not with a field. I just want to add text.

    Asked by davidraen on February 24, 2016 at 11:34 AM

    How do I just get a text block on my form. I need to provide instructions. I haven't built it yet. I am just starting and it is not very intuitive.

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    Answered by Nik_C on February 24, 2016 at 02:09 PM


    You have a Text tool in form builder. You can find it on the left side of form builder. It is located under Form tools.

    I provided a small guide for you. Just follow the guide and you should be able to add block of text to your form.


    You can edit text properties in the window where you type your text. You can change settings for your text, you can change  bolding, alignment, making text linkable to URL, etc. 


    Please let me know if this works for you.


    Best regards.