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    Can I use a background image rather than a solid color?

    Asked by Crystalpookie on March 03, 2012 at 11:14 PM

    I have tried HTML to incorporate a fixed background image but I am unable to achieve this can you please assist?

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    Answered by mliz on March 03, 2012 at 11:28 PM

    Sure adding background image is easy with the use of  Injecting Custom CSS to do this:

    1. While  on  your form (Edit Mode), click Setup & Embed then  Preferences

    2. On the Preferences window, goto Form Styles tab and then insert the following CSS Code under Inject Custom CSS Box. Make sure that the url for the image is correct and working.

    {  backgound-image:url('http://www.site.com/image.jpg'); }

    You might need to add this just in case:

    .form-line { background: none; }

    You can also visit the following thread for some tips:

    If you need further assistance let us know.

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    Answered by Crystalpookie on March 04, 2012 at 04:01 AM
    Thanks it worked using the css code from the link you sent me. I tried the first one and it didn't work. I still wish I my writing was slightly transparent so I could see the background slightly. I thank you very much.
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    JotForm Support

    Answered by mliz on March 04, 2012 at 06:11 AM

    You are welcome, glad to be of help. If you need anything else feel free to contact us.

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    Answered by Crystalpookie on March 09, 2012 at 05:35 AM
    Thanks now I got the spread options working now how can I be able to pick multiple answers from the radio buttons or checkboxes? I have to shorten my form and this will work great but I have to be able to pick more than one answer per question. Thanks so much.
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    Answered by mliz on March 09, 2012 at 07:18 AM

    To enable multiple answer per question I would suggest using the Checkbox field from the form tools, this allows the user to select more than 1 answer to a question. The radio button does not have the option for multiple selection unlike the checkbox.


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    Answered by womenselevationmag on June 08, 2013 at 12:22 PM

    Could you send me the code you sent the person above? The first one you posted did not work.

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    Answered by sidharth_kch on June 08, 2013 at 12:46 PM


    Please inject the following css to add image to your form's background:


    .form-all {

    background: url(IMAGE_URL) no-repeat;


    Please check this guide about How to Inject Custom CSS