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    Check Box - changes and autosaves

    Asked by actifwear on March 27, 2012 at 08:13 AM

    Using check boxes - only want 1 option per use (and no option description) but the system automatically re-creates 3 options with descriptions each time you view the form in the JotForm editor and then autosaves.

    See attached screenshot which shows the preview and the actual required.

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    Answered by jonathan on March 27, 2012 at 08:48 AM


    You should not leave the Option field empty or blank. Otherwise the system will resolved to default settings as it must somehow find a reference point for a particular field, in this case the descriptions of the option field. If they are blank, I think they will have no purpose in the submission of form.If you check the screen below, I was still able to do it although the labels/description appears to be blank. I used space ( ) as labels.

    As my colleague idarktech suggested, you should at least give it 1 option. If you don't like to show the labels, you can use CSS to make the text transparent so it will not be visible on the forms.


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    Answered by idarktech on March 27, 2012 at 08:49 AM

    Ok, I think I got your problem. You may also use this if you like:

    <span style="visibility:hidden;">Yes</span>

    Just insert that on the option box. That should create a YES option but hidden by default. Thanks.

    Result:  http://www.jotform.me/form/20863430985459?, you can clone this if you like.

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    Answered by actifwear on March 27, 2012 at 08:56 AM

    Great Guys - many thanks. This appears to resolve the problem.

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    Answered by gori-mathew on March 27, 2012 at 08:59 AM

    Welcome and glad to know that it works !