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    Where do I find the CSS area for a form to change appearance/size of text areas?

    Asked by TeddyBillewicz on March 20, 2016 at 12:56 PM

    I am working on a form with several text areas.

    The text areas are too large vertically and to small horizontally. I'd like to change the initial appearance of the text areas (similar to blue rectangle on screenprint.

    When editing the properties none of the changed settings for width of text area/columns seem to take effect.

    Is CSS already overriding the property settings?

    Is there a way of finding out what CSS is necessary to effect that change to the initial height and width?


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    JotForm Support

    Answered by Jan on March 20, 2016 at 02:02 PM

    You can use this CSS code to adjust the dimension of the text area in your form. 

    .form-textarea {

    width: 800px !important;

    height: 100px !important;


    Here's a guide on how to inject custom CSS. Let us know if you need further assistance. Thank you.

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    Answered by TeddyBillewicz on March 21, 2016 at 03:51 AM

    hey Jan, you guys are amazing! Not only do you have an extremely well designed product, but you even help new users in a very professional way (even the not-paying-yet-customers).

    I realize that my primary problem is not knowing my way around the jotform site yet and that I'm just learning to find my way around.

    Thank You!

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by Nik_C on March 21, 2016 at 06:17 AM

    Thank you for your feedback, we really appreciate it. 

    If you have any issues please let us know, we'll be glad to assist you.

    Thank you!