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Adding or editing a set of checkboxes

A set of checkboxes on a form allow the user to make multiple choices on a question, eg select all the options that apply to them.

  1. Go to the form page that you wish to edit
  2. Select Edit > Edit formsbuilder page or Edit this form from the bottom of the form. A list of edit options will appear on the left hand side of the form.
  3. Select the fourth option under the Allow the user to make a choice section - a set of checkboxes.

    Set of check boxes

    The Add/Edit a set of check boxes edit screen will be displayed:

    Forms - checkboxes edit screen

  4. Enter a Field name to be used in submission results. You will see this field is starred in red. This means this is a compulsory field and you will not be able to save the field until this is added. If the field name is self-explanatory, this can double as the label.
  5. Enter a Label for the text box visible to the user. Here you can provide detailed instructions for the user. If you leave the Label blank, then the Field name will be used.
  6. Type the first option into the Options field.
  7. Select the Add new item button to add all further options.
  8. Specify any Pre-selected items by checking the box to the right of each option.
  9. If you wish the label/instructions box to be on top, tick this box. The default is that the label/instructions goes to the side.
  10. Specify if the User must tick at least one option.
  11. Select the Save button.

You will see that your new item has appeared on the form, along with a set of edit tool icons just to the left of the item. The cross allows for deleting an item, the up and down arrow keys will allow you to move each item up and down one field at a time, and the last icon allows you to edit the item directly without having to go back into the form editing section.

If you want to view the form, rather than add further elements, Select the Done button, which is in the top right hand corner of the page.

Related help articles

Adding/editing a drop-down list

Adding/editing a set of option buttons


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