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    How can I have a entry field within a text field?

    Asked by jtjohnson on August 18, 2016 at 04:28 PM

    I am creating a form wherein I need to have a field within some lines of text.  Here is what I am trying to reporduce in my form:

     

    I promise to pay copying charges as listed in the attached Copy Fee Schedule. If the copying charges will exceed $ _____, please call me to discuss. Iunderstand thatImay be asked to pay the feefor copies in advance before the copies are made.

    I would like to have the $____ be a fill-in-the-amount field.  Is that possible?

    Also, is there a way to make smaller the space between field elements in the overall form?

    Thanks,

    Tom Johnson

    Page URL:
    https://form.jotform.com/62305565921152

    text field narrative field
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    JotForm Support

    Answered by david on August 18, 2016 at 06:50 PM

    The Narrative Field widget will allow for fill in the blank style questions:

    https://widgets.jotform.com/widget/narrative_fields

    It is indeed possible to reduce spacing between form fields.  There are a few different ways to do so.  Here is our basic guide on each:

    https://www.jotform.com/help/62-How-Can-I-Change-Spacing-Between-Questions

    If you need specific fields adjusted, please create a new thread letting us know which ones, as well as how you'd like them adjusted, and we will be happy to help.

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    Answered by jtjohnson on August 19, 2016 at 05:45 PM
    Thanks for all your help thus far.
    Now, as I am trying to preview my form
    https://form.jotform.com/62305565921152 I run into the problems
    highlighted in the image below.
    * I have set the maximum number of characters in the telephone variable to
    be 19. That would allow individuals to put parentheses around area codes,
    hyphens between the number sets and add an extension with up to four
    characters, e.g. *x0000 *yet I get this error message for the telephone
    field

    * Secondly, my email address being entered in digital signature field is
    quite valid, yet it keeps bouncing up its error message.
    Suggestions? Thank you.
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    Tom Johnson
    Institute for Analytic Journalism -- Santa Fe, NM USA
    505.577.6482(c) 505.473.9646(h)
    Society of Professional Journalists - Region 9
    Director
    *Check out It's The People's Data
    *
    http://www.jtjohnson.com tom@jtjohnson.com
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    JotForm Support

    Answered by Mike on August 19, 2016 at 07:48 PM

    We have moved your questions into separate threads to be able to address them properly.

    https://www.jotform.com/answers/911228

    https://www.jotform.com/answers/911229

    We will update them shortly.