Custom form with fillable content

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    Asked on April 24, 2016 at 06:47 PM

    I, _________________________________________  give my permission for a complete check of my driving record, including any state where I presently have or have had 


    Where someone can fill in the  " ________________________" section as part of the form.

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    Answered on April 24, 2016 at 07:44 PM

    With the kind of form that you would like to have, I would suggest you check these two widgets:

    Narrative Field Widget

    Passage Test Widget

    Let us know if you have questions or if you need any further assistance. Thank you.

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    Answered on April 24, 2016 at 10:42 PM

    Hi HippoDaddy

    Let me offer an alternative solution in this demo form (fig. 1). This was an inspiration from JotForm Support Carina's reply to this thread

    I used a text area to merge the field values entered by the user with the pre-defined content of the document / contract. 

    This is a better alternative than using a text field then copy & pasting the {field names} with the rest of the content. Drawbacks when using this method:

    * you need to use the break tag if you need carriage returns 
    * the conditional logic formula section can become unwieldy (fig. 2). 
    * text-formatting can't be done (bold, underlined, heading formats...)

    Advantage of using this method:

    * just point & click to select the {field names} you want to include
    * all the contract contents (including user-submitted info) are all contained in 1 field and can be sent as part of the email notification (fig. 3). 

    - Randy, fellow JotForm user. 



    fig. 1 - Demo Form




    fig. 2 - Conditions Wizard with pseudo mail-merge setup




    fig. 3 - Email notification. 1 field can contain the merged (contract) details.


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    Answered on April 25, 2016 at 12:19 AM

    Regarding the Narrative Field Widget... how do I increase the amount of content for each section where they can add text?

    How do I add a next line or a space?

    Is there some detailed tutorial on this widget?


    Thank you

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    Answered on April 25, 2016 at 06:59 AM

    You can adjust the width of the input boxes by injecting a custom CSS Codes in the widget settings. However, multi-line text input is not possible in the widget. 

    For example, if you need to adjust the entire input boxes to the same width, you can add these codes:

    .textbox {

    width: 200px;


    Let us know if you have any further questions on this.