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    Variable width Dropdown Question

    Asked by Hightechauto on March 19, 2012 at 11:37 AM

    I have a dropdown with some sentances.  When accesing the form via an iPad the sentances are cut off. Is there any way to make the drop down wider in order to read the entire sentance?

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    Answered by moonzkie on March 19, 2012 at 11:41 AM

    Hi,

    You can adjust the width of your dropdown menu by editing your form:

    1. Select the dropdown menu field

    2. Click the properties tab, and adjusting its width.

    Hope that helps.

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    Answered by Hightechauto on March 19, 2012 at 11:49 AM

    Thanks for the prompt reply.  Actually I should have been more clear.  No mattter what the width of the Question when you click it on a drop box (on an iOS device), the drop box selection on the ipad is only about a third or quarter of the page and you're not able to read the entire question.

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    Answered by moonzkie on March 19, 2012 at 11:54 AM

    Hi again,

    Can you please refer to this thread as this might pertain the answer that you need regarding the issue.

    http://www.jotform.com/answers/50533-Form-Height-is-over-running-on-Ipad-and-Iphone-devices-Help-Please-

    Please let us know the results of this solution.

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    Answered by pinoytech on March 19, 2012 at 11:56 AM

    Hi,

    Have you tried already using iFrame? If not, please give a try. After re-embeding your form using iFrame and the issue still presist, please let us know so we can further assists you and investigate the said issue.

    Thank you for using JotForm!

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    Answered by Hightechauto on March 19, 2012 at 12:25 PM

    Thanks guys, I did attempt the iframe and followed the directions on the link above without any success. I' guessing it's just a limitation of mobile safari. 

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by idarktech on March 19, 2012 at 01:35 PM

    @Hightechauto,

    Yes, I think it's one of safari mobile browser limitations. Have you tried other browsers like iCab? See if that makes any differences for you. Thanks.

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    Answered by Hightechauto on March 19, 2012 at 01:51 PM

    I don't but would be interested in seeing if iCab works this way.  Is there any CSS coding I would need to use to get the dropdown to fill the width of the screen when selected?

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    Answered by abajan on March 19, 2012 at 02:03 PM

    @Hightechauto

    I doubt it. Perhaps it would be best to substitute radio button fields for each drop down selector. I realize that doing so would entail a lot of work but I can't currently envisage any CSS solution for this dilemma.