What is JotForm?
JotForm is a free online form builder which helps you create online forms without writing a single line of code. No sign-up required.

At JotForm, we want to make sure that you’re getting the online form builder help that you need. Our friendly customer support team is available 24/7.

We believe that if one user has a question, there could be more users who may have the same question. This is why many of our support forum threads are public and available to be searched and viewed. If you’d like help immediately, feel free to search for a similar question, or submit your question or concern.

  • Profile Image

    How to create other field that people can write into for the drop down menu?

    Asked by enricocullen on June 23, 2016 at 10:59 AM
  • Profile Image
    JotForm Support

    Answered by John_Benson on June 23, 2016 at 01:34 PM

    You need to setup conditions for the drop down menu where if the option is selected, another field will appear. This is my demo form: https://form.jotform.com/61745070617960

    In order to do this follow the steps below:

    1. Create a Drop Down field and a Text Box field.


    2. Open the Conditions wizard.

    3. Choose the Show/Hide Field condition.

    4. The IF should be the Drop Down menu. The STATE should be Is Equal To. After that VALUE should be the Other (inside the Drop Down menu)

    Next, DO should be Show. Lastly, FIELD should be the Text Box for Other color.

    5. Here's the finished condition looks like:

    I also added the User Contributed Dropdown widget to my demo form. You might want to check it out.

    Hope this helps. Feel free to get back to us anytime you have questions. Thank you!