Add Fields and Sections
At the top left of the Form Builder, you'll find a blue Add Content button.
From here, you can add a variety of elements, such as questions, fields, and sections.
Overview of Field Types
In the Form Builder, a question is represented by a label, which states the question and describes the requested information, and an input (also called a field), which provides space for the answer.
Questions are organized into 9 different types, based on the input field:
|Text Input||A text input allows a single line of text. Best used for questions that have a simple answer, like First Name.|
|Text Area||A text area allows several lines of text. Best for questions requiring longer answers, like an essay. You can define a character limit for the field with the validation rules.|
|Checkboxes||Checkboxes show a list of choices. Multiple answers can be selected.|
|Radio Buttons||Radio buttons show a list of multiple choices. Only one answer can be selected. Radio buttons get their name from old car radios, where you could push a button to select a station, and the previous selection would pop out.|
Like the radio button, the drop-down menu lists a number of choices. Only one answer can be selected. This input type is preferable when you have a long list of choices.
Please note, if your menu has more than 500 choices, we recommend using the Autosuggest feature or our Menu Dependencies feature.
|Selection List||Like checkboxes, a selection list displays a list of choices and allows multiple answers. Note that checkboxes are usually simpler and easier to use for respondents.|
|File Upload||A file upload allows respondents to select a file on their computer and attach it to the form. A maximum of 20 file upload fields may be added to a form.|
Please note, there is a 35 MB limit for the total size of uploaded files to a form. For Team and Enterprise users, the limit is 30 MB, but this upload limit may be decreased or increased to a max of 35 MB by request to FormAssembly Support.
|Password||The password input allows a single line of text. The entry is masked.|
|Hidden Field||This type of input is not visible in the form, and respondents cannot enter data into it. Useful for storing tracking data that doesn't need to be edited.|
Overview of Section Types
Sections are containers that contain questions, or other sections. Sections provide a way to organize your form and apply a particular layout or behavior to a group of questions.
For instance, you can create a section to arrange questions across multiple columns.
|Group||A group is an invisible way to organize multiple elements in a form.|
|Fieldset||A fieldset visually groups related questions together, such as contact information. The fieldset has a border, and its title (called a legend) is characteristically displayed across the top border.|
|Page||You can add multiple pages to a form for a more user-friendly and organized layout.|
Note: It's easiest to create the page first, then the fields within the page, but you can also drag and drop fields into other pages.