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    Why can't I type into Text Area on 'Cool and Minimal' Theme?

    Asked by dogbreath on August 25, 2016 at 03:14 PM

    Hi there! I am using the theme 'Cool and Minimal' by omer, and so far Ive been able to tweak things to make everything perfect. BUT there's one last thing that I can't figure out for the life of me! I'm hoping somebody might be able to help.

    When you add a text area to the form (In this case, I'd like an open space for people to be able to type a few sentences about what they'd like to learn at my photography workshops) and then go to preview the form and try to type in that box -- it just doesnt work. Im totally perplexed? Any chance someone could take a look at that theme, try to add a text area and let me know if I need to inject some special code to make it work? Thank you so much!!



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    JotForm Support

    Answered by Mike on August 25, 2016 at 04:58 PM

    You can try the following:

    1) Set the Label Align to the Top for your Text Area.

    2) Add a custom CSS from the next link to your form via form designer.


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

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    Answered by dogbreath on August 30, 2016 at 02:08 PM

    Oh wow! This worked like a charm! You are brilliant! Thank you so much Mike!!! 

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    Answered by dogbreath on August 30, 2016 at 02:14 PM

    Okay, maybe one more question now that I am trying to implement this into my site. Is there a way to make the text on: ''Please tell me a little about yourself and your goals in a few sentences" wrap so that its displayed in two lines? This way, when looking at it on a mobile device, the text for that box doesnt disappear off the edge of the screen? Thank you so much in advance!  

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by david on August 30, 2016 at 05:23 PM

    Add the following code to your for to adjust the text area width on mobile:


    @media only screen and (max-width: 480px){
        .form-textarea {
            max-width : 300px !important;


    Adjust the width to your liking.