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    Is there a widget/template that has a fixed sidebar that can show answers as you fill out the form?

    Asked by Aaron Kaufman  on April 14, 2016 at 01:06 PM

    Essentially someone is completing a standard form and there are a lot of form fields, to ensure they're not leaving anything out we'd want to show the sidebar auto completing as they fill out information. Is there a way to do this without having to touch the code?

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    Answered by Kiran on April 14, 2016 at 02:15 PM

    I don't think we have any widget or template that has a fixed sidebar. However, I understand that your requirement is to ensure all the fields are filled on the form. For this, you may consider enabling Required property for the field so that the field displays an error when the field is left blank. The form cannot be also submitted when the required fields are left empty or any fields are having errors.

    Also, you may consider placing the Progress Bar widget on your JotForm so that it can display the number of fields filled and remaining.

    Hope this information helps! Please let us know if it doesn't work for you or looking for something different. We will be happy to assist. 

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by Kiran on April 14, 2016 at 02:20 PM

    The required property can be set from the tool bar while a field on the form is selected. When the field is set to be required, it will be displaying asterisk symbol beside the field label.

    Hope this information helps!