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    Check Box Field: How to select by default multiple options?

    Asked by ellie123 on March 10, 2016 at 04:35 PM

    Hello - I want to have more than one answer automatically checked in my checkbox widget.

    For instance I have 5 items and I want 4 of them to be checked by default. 

    I see where I can choose 1 default answer in the Properties, but I don't see how I can check more than that.

    Is this possible? If so, please explain...

    Thank you,


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    JotForm Support

    Answered by Kevin_G on March 10, 2016 at 05:51 PM

    I checked your form and see that you have added only check boxes, but I can not find a widget.

    To select by default multiple options you only need to click on the field and then click "Selected" on the top toolbar, then mark the options that you want to select by default.

    If it does not help, please provide us the name of the widget so we will take a look.