Quick Overview of Form Elements

September 2, 2022

Jotform has any type of Form Element you may need. Take a look at the complete list below and get a brief description of each.

Quick Elements

Place at the top for convenience, Quick Elements list the most commonly used form elements.

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  • Header — A Header briefly explains what your form is about. Use the Subheader if you want to add more details.
  • Full Name — A predefined field with first and last name options. Use this as opposed to adding two Textboxes to make things easier.
  • Email — The Email field offers a built-in validation for the proper email format.
  • Address — Allows users to enter their complete address with predefined fields.
  • Phone — Predefined phone number field to capture phone numbers.
  • Date Picker — A way to collect dates. This also offers an optional Time field.
  • Appointment — To set up appointments on your form with a limited number of bookings per slot.
  • Signature — For collecting e-signature that are legally binding.
  • Fill In The Blank — Display and collect answers in a sentence/paragraph-like format.
  • Product List — A base payment element for displaying item products.

Basic Elements

The Basic Elements section contains the essentials for creating forms.

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  • Short Text Entry — Commonly known as a textbox, your bread and butter generally used field. Use this for collecting single-line answers from your users.
  • Long Text Entry — Commonly known as textarea that is used for comments, suggestions, additional ideas, or anything that requires long answers.
  • Paragraph — A powerful tool that provides text information to your form. You can style your text with the element’s built-in formatting.
  • Dropdown — Dropdown menus are used with category-related questions.
  • Single Choice — Commonly known as a radio button, this is used for collecting single-choice answers.
  • Multiple Choice — Commonly known as a checkbox, this is used when you want to allow two or more options selected.
  • Number — A number field to capture any kind of number.
  • Image — This allows you to add an image for your form. Easily brand your form with your own logo.
  • File Upload — Allow your users to upload a file to your form.
  • Time — Use this if you want users to fill out time in hours and minutes.
  • Captcha — Captcha lowers the likelihood of your form being spammed with multiple submissions. You can also enable ReCaptcha which is an advanced captcha service from Google.
  • Spinner — Makes it easier to input numbers.
  • Submit — This is always required. Without a Submit button, users won’t be able to submit your form.

Survey Elements

Easily build your questionnaire and survey forms with Survey Elements.

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  • Input Table — Formerly known as the Matrix Field, this allows you to display input fields in a table format.
  • Star Rating — Useful to get ratings, it can be in several shapes – stars, light bulbs, etc.
  • Scale Rating — Used for ratings based on a scale.

Page Elements

Create different sections on your form with Page Elements.

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  • Divider — Add a line to create different sections on your form.
  • Section Collapse — Formerly known as form collapse, this is used to show or hide sections on your form. Section Collapse is most useful for splitting your form into expandable parts.
  • Page Break — Splits your form into multiple pages. It works best with a heading to indicate each page.

Payments

The Payments tab holds the list of gateways that allows you to collect payments through various international payment processors.

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Payment with Authorize.Net Integration

Here’s a complete list of all payment processors you can integrate with your forms. If you’re having trouble deciding which one is best for you, check out this guide on Which Payment Processor Is the Best for Your Business.

Widgets

You can find useful plugins or widgets that you can add directly to your form in the Widgets tab.

Jotform Widgets (Youtube, Data Grid, Terms & Conditions)

These widgets provide advanced features and options that you won’t find on regular form elements. To learn more about widgets, check out our guide on How to Add a Widget to Your Form.


Jotform also provides integrations to 3rd party services for a variety of added features and functionality.

What do you think about the collection of fields Jotform offers? What should be added or removed? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

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