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    Can I have a big media file listing/choices to experience and select from?

    Asked by Tankeroni on June 12, 2016 at 12:23 PM


    I am wondering if with JotForm, one can have a user select an option, like "Music Choice" or "Animation Choice" and then a large organized listing (maybe pop up window or page I create on my site for example to handle the volume) appears for them to choose from, being able to play the media file to listen/watch it first to make sure they want that?

    I want them to be able to see the choice and play the media file so they can select it while ordering.

    Specifically, I offer my video clients choice of video files (animated graphics), fonts, music, and voice over artists and want them to have a way of selecting and entering it in the Order Form.  Is this possible? How would I go about such a thing without extensive code work?

    Thanks in advance ...

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    Answered by Nik_C on June 12, 2016 at 01:12 PM

    Unfortunately, I think it is not possible to do that. You will have to export your form's source code and heavily modify it in order to get what you are trying to achieve.

    You could create a list of checkboxes and then put video or sound for every checkbox. Users would then click a checkbox and that would be processed on the form submission. However, positioning videos and sound players would have to be done manually via source code.

    If I misunderstood your question, please let me know and provide more details.

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    Answered by Tankeroni on June 12, 2016 at 02:10 PM

    Hi, thanks for the info so far.

    You suggest a list of checkboxes with the (name) of the sound or video file next to it for them to pick.  So far, so good.  But can I have a link next to each one so that something like a pop up window or player appears so they can listen/watch the file?  I am trying to give them the opportunity to experience the file, or double-check it, before ordering it.

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    Answered by Tankeroni on June 12, 2016 at 02:23 PM

    Alternatively, perhaps a pop-up window can appear with the choices for them to see, and then they can manually type in the code for each choice?  I basically just want them to see the choices while they have the form going so they can see the selection and put it in the order form.

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    Answered by Mike_G on June 12, 2016 at 02:40 PM

    If you're looking to make the text next to the checkbox of the checkbox field a link, then that would be possible.

    To do that, you will use the HTML <a> tag as the option for the checkbox to make it a link. 

    Here's how:

    Above, I have used this <a target="_blank" href="">Test Link 1</a> as option and have the link as a value of target="_blank" href="".

    I hope this helps. Let us know if you need any further assistance. Thank you.

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    Answered by Tankeroni on June 12, 2016 at 02:42 PM

    Ok thanks ... any documentation around or guidance as to how to make it a limited size window? My concern is the form gets lost ...

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    Answered by Tankeroni on June 12, 2016 at 03:57 PM

    I've learned that would take javascript.  So I take it there is no way for the contents of that link (like an image) to appear within the form temporarily/until selected/deselected ...

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    Answered by Tankeroni on June 12, 2016 at 04:06 PM

    Looking for a way to have them see the results of the link but not totally leave the form ...

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    Answered by Carina on June 12, 2016 at 05:54 PM

    Unfortunately for security reasons it is not possible to use javascript on the form. But regarding you fear that the form gets lost you can add a autoclose script to the page containing the samples:


    As an alternative perhaps you can check out one of the widgets for sound and video sharing on your form:



    Let us know if we can assist you further.   

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    Answered by Tankeroni on June 12, 2016 at 06:03 PM

    Thanks :)

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    Answered by Carina on June 12, 2016 at 06:13 PM

    You are most welcome.

    If you need further assistance please let us know.