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Fields: Text blocks

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Text blocks allow you to add sections of text to your forms. This can be helpful if you want to add an introduction or instructions at the top of a page or between sections of questions.

Text blocks have no input options for users -- they only allow you to add rich text to your form.

Example of a text block
Example of a highlighted text block

Display properties

  1. Short Name: a label for your text block as it appears on the workpad. This does not display on the public form or survey.
  2. Text: the text label that appears inside the text block. You can use the rich text editor to apply formatting to your text.
  3. Width: the width of the text block, as a percentage (e.g. 100%) or pixels (e.g. 500px).
  4. Height: the height of the text block, as a percentage (e.g. 100%) or pixels (e.g. 500px).
  5. Hidden: indicate whether or not to hide this field when the survey or form is loaded. A field rule can be used to unhide this based upon responses in another field.
Display properties for a text block

Advanced Customization

  1. Group ID: field groups allow you to show or hide multiple fields at once using field rules.
    • To add a new group, click the Add Group button, give the group a name, and save.
    • Otherwise, choose an existing group from the dropdown menu.
  2. CSS: you can customize the appearance of this field by adding CSS code. Enter only the CSS properties (such as color: red;); do not add selectors or <style> tags.
Example of advanced customization options for a text block