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    Text box title keeps coming back after I delete it

    Asked by born on October 27, 2010 at 12:33 PM

    In the Text Box description field, the default text 'Click to edit' keeps re-appearing even when I delete it, and save the form.

    I use the hint option for a couple of text fields and therefore don't want any other description.
    It works until I sign in to the form again or even if I am logged in for a while it seems to reset itself to the default text.

    Why is that and can you fix this bug or am I doing something wrong?

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    Answered by aytekin on October 28, 2010 at 07:50 AM

    Replace them with couple of spaces instead of leaving it completely empty. That might fix it.

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    Answered by brittbak on June 06, 2012 at 02:37 PM

    Changing font colour to white worked for me.

    <font color="white">no title</font>

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by NeilVicente on June 06, 2012 at 02:47 PM


    Thank you for sharing that information. Other JotForm users will surely find your suggestion helpful.

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    Answered by jeanettebmz on June 06, 2012 at 02:48 PM

    Thank you for your hint britbak !


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    Answered by cheekyface on July 23, 2012 at 11:00 PM

    Not sure if a new thread is needed for this...

    I have tried the suggestion above by aytekin, to leave a couple of blank spaces - and then wanted to duplicate the check box and create a separate checkbox area for each option. By duplicating it would supposedly save re-typing all the items (I have my reasons and too long to go into). 

    I guess it won't be important to most users but I thought I'd mention this ...you cannot duplicate a check box set if there is nothing in the title.  Even spaces are not enough.

    The font color in the title didn't work for me by the way.  It just removed the code.  In the end I had to duplicate as many as I wanted with the title included then go back and create spaces in each title.  I probably could have typed all the options again in the same amount of time.

    Just thought I'd meniton it.

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    Answered by pinoytech on July 23, 2012 at 11:23 PM


    You can replace the title of your field with &nbsp; instead of replacing with a couple of spaces.

    Thank you! 


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    Answered by cheekyface on July 23, 2012 at 11:39 PM

    Thanks for that. 

    I tried it but it doesn't seem to be any different.  If I go into the properties afterwards it still says "click to edit" as though it was never altered.

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    Answered by cheekyface on July 24, 2012 at 12:06 AM

    ...Actually it does make a difference.

    I used the &nbsp; in 3 of my 6 check boxes and when I logged off and then came back to edit my form later, the 3 with the code were still blank.  The others all had "click to edit" in the title again.

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    Answered by pinoytech on July 24, 2012 at 12:34 AM

    Do you mind if I ask your form url to check it and for further assistance?

    Thank you!

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    Answered by cheekyface on July 24, 2012 at 01:26 AM

    Here you go: http://form.jotform.co/form/22011295548854

    ...but I'm just at the beginning.  There's not much to see right now.

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    Answered by liyam on July 24, 2012 at 01:45 AM

    If you're working on the texts on the checkboxes, I prefer hiding it using CSS.

    Example,  you wish to have the Terms & conditions agreement text beside the checkbox to disappear, you can inject this CSS code by looking for the label tag and the for attribute and its value.  In the HTML source code you will find this code:

             <label for="input_18_0"> Terms & conditions agreement </label>

    So the CSS code for that one is going to be:

             label[for=input_18_0] { display: none; }

    You will notice that after inserting the code, you will no longer see the text "Terms & conditions agreement".

    If you need further assistance, please let us know.