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    How can I make the text area wider?

    Asked by lvbmarketing on March 15, 2016 at 01:10 PM

    I need some help on making the text area for a specific box wider as well. I tried what was suggested above..(deleting the max width from the CSS) but I still can't change it using the columns option. Doesn't matter what I put in...smaller...bigger...it doesn't change.

    I'm working in form https://form.jotform.com/60736154010949 and trying to make the Special Instructions box at the bottom widen to line up with the right side of the third column of text boxes above.

    text area custom css
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    JotForm Support

    Answered by Welvin on March 15, 2016 at 01:28 PM

    Simply inject the following custom CSS codes to your form to align the text area to the top textbox:

    textarea#input_56 {

    width: 86%;

    }

    Here's our guide on how you can inject the custom CSS codes: http://www.jotform.com/help/117-How-to-Inject-Custom-CSS-Codes. You have to add it to the bottom of the existing codes in the CSS area.

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    Answered by lvbmarketing on March 15, 2016 at 02:08 PM

    Ok..that seemed to fix it...but only in the preview screen. Still little in the form builder so I didn't think it worked the first time.

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by Welvin on March 15, 2016 at 02:11 PM

    It seems like your form theme has been changed again. I've fixed it for you by changing the codes to the following:

    textarea#input_56 {

    width: 547px;

    }

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    Answered by lvbmarketing on March 15, 2016 at 02:14 PM

    Great..thank you! That would be why it's working now then.. :)

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by Kevin_G on March 15, 2016 at 02:25 PM

    On behalf of my colleague, you're welcome. Do not hesitate to contact us if you need more help, we will be glad to help.