How to allow typing in the left column on the survey matrix field

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    Asked on March 09, 2016 at 11:40 AM

    Hi there - I'm working on a new client questionnaire template and need a set of fields that allows the client to type in a symptom, then rate it from 0 to 10.

    The survey matrix field is close, but I don't see a way to allow them to free-form type in the columns to the left of the rating choices.

    Is there a better field option or a way to modify this one to allow typing? I need the rating and symptom linked, and can't find another way to do it. Screen shot attached.

    All help is much appreciated - thanks very much, in advance!

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    Answered on March 09, 2016 at 01:04 PM

    This is not possible with the Matrix field. With Matrix, you can only set headers for the Rows. Please do it with configurable list widget instead:

    Here's an example form: The alignments of the radio buttons are changed to just one line by the following custom CSS codes:

    .checkbox, .radio {

        margin: 3px 2px;

        display: inline-block;

    width: 8%;


    Added in the widget CSS: