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    Is it possible to take a table from a Word document and transform it to a check box list?

    Asked by hreetz on June 15, 2016 at 11:52 AM

    I'd like to take a table and use it as a check box in my form.  I would want to keep the formatting of the table, because it has headings that make sense for the selections.  This is not the same as what I saw with the widget, which seems to enable the person filling out the form to select one from each column.  I just want all of the info lined up so they can select the line desired.

    See example below.  The first column would be where the check box to select should go. 

    2016 Medical Plan Designs BCBS

     

    Community Blue

    Ded

    Co-ins

    ECM

    OOP

    RX

     

    CB PPO Platinum $0

    $0

    10%

    $1,000

    $6,600

    $5/$40/$80

     

    CB PPO Platinum $250

    $250

    20%

    $500

    $6,600

    $5/$40/$80

     

    CB PPO Platinum $500

    $500

    10%

    $500

    $6,600

    $5/$40/$80

     

    CB PPO Gold $1000

    $1000

    20%

    $3,500

    $6,600

    $10/$40/$80

     

    Community Blue HRA

    Ded

    Co-ins

    ECM

    OOP

    RX

     

    CB HRA PPO Platinum $1500 ($1250)

    $1,500

    20%

    $1,500

    $6,350

    $5/$40/$80

     

    CB HRA PPO Gold $3000 ($750)

    $3,000

    20%

    $1,500

    $6,600

    $5/$40/$80

     

    CB HRA PPO Gold $5000 ($1500)

    $5,000

    20%

    N/A

    $6,600

    $10/$40/$80

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    https://form.jotform.com/61515092160144

    add table add check boxes
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    JotForm Support

    Answered by ashwin_d on June 15, 2016 at 01:19 PM

    Hello hreetz,

    Unfortunately no. You cannot add an external table in Jotform and convert it to a checkbox question. Please be noted that even though you can add tale with HTML fields and it will be displayed in form correctly but the check box selection cannot be recognized & captured in submissions.

    Can you please share a screenshot of the table you have for which you want to retain the formatting? We will try to help you with required custom css code. I would also suggest you to please take a look at our "Matrix" field and see if that fits into your requirement. Please check the screenshot below:

     

    We will wait for your response.

    Thank you!

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    Answered by hreetz on June 15, 2016 at 01:25 PM

    I was hoping to get the headings to line up so that I wouldn't have to include the categories in each selection.  Please see screenshot, as requested.

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by Mike on June 15, 2016 at 02:52 PM

    We do not have such layout options where you can associate check boxes with custom tables.

    You might consider adding the table as an image, or HTML (using a Text field). Although, it will not be connected with the form check box fields.

    If you need any further assistance on this, please let us know.