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    Borders on a table not showing

    Asked by JoelStreetWeb on September 30, 2016 at 03:40 PM

    I'm having problems seeing the borders of a table within an application form I've created.

    I've gone in to edit the HTML, and entered the rbg/hex codes for black, and added a code for a grey background; the grey background is showing in the preview, but the borders of the table are not.

    Is there something I'm not doing?

    I've not yet published the form, but would appreciate any help!

    Thank You :)

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by Kevin_G on September 30, 2016 at 07:50 PM

    I have checked your form and I can see what you're referring to, this is because the border property is empty in the table settings, to change this, please edit the text, click on the table and go to the table properties option:

    Once in the properties enter at least 1 to set a border, click OK and complete buttons: 

    This should be the result:  

    Hope this helps. 

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    Answered by JoelStreetWeb on October 01, 2016 at 06:22 AM

    Thanks for that; makes sense now!
    It may be just me after a busy day yesterday, but perhaps changing 'Border' to 'Border Width(px)' would be clearer for all!

    Happy man!

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    Answered by JoelStreetWeb on October 01, 2016 at 06:29 AM

    Oh. Another issue has arisen ... does the creation of a table not then allow someone to enter text into the cells when completing it online?!

    It's an online application form, so if not in a table, how else can this be done?


    Thanks ... I need more coffee!

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by Welvin on October 01, 2016 at 03:38 PM

    You should be able to enter a text in the cells when editing the field. But of course, the Text block is not an input field so you cannot enter any when previewing the form. It's a read-only field. You may consider using our matrix field for multi input:

    You can customize the matrix inputs to make it wider, you can hide the row numbers, you can apply border styles with custom CSS codes. We can help you with this, just please let us know.