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Need help with creating a Table Form

  1. tmaculate1
    Member

    I have been using GF for quite a while now and have never needed to create a table layout until now and I am completely confused on what to do.

    The layout should look similar to this screen shot: http://jabridesign.net/img/table-form.jpg

    I tried using the List field but I am unable to add titles to the left side of the table like it has in the screen shot.

    Any help at all with this would be greatly appreciated!

    Posted 7 years ago on Wednesday August 8, 2012 | Permalink
  2. This is why printed forms don't always translate to the web in terms of layout. Even if you were to get this laid out with some trickery using HTML fields and such, you wouldn't be able to line up the data or match up what is what in the entry.

    I'd suggest you try and do some convincing as to why this format wouldn't work on the web, as this layout lends itself to print.

    Posted 7 years ago on Wednesday August 8, 2012 | Permalink
  3. tmaculate1
    Member

    I appreciate your response Rob. However, is there an alternative method you would recommend here? Thanks again!

    Posted 7 years ago on Wednesday August 8, 2012 | Permalink
  4. A big bottle of some Advil would be my recommendation. :)

    Honestly, aside from using strategically placed HTML fields for certain "fake labels" in conjunction with heavily styled/positioned inputs, I'm not sure.

    This would be a heavy customization job - even for me and I know Gravity Forms and CSS fairly well.

    Posted 7 years ago on Wednesday August 8, 2012 | Permalink
  5. tmaculate1
    Member

    Is there any way to add "ghost" text inside the cells such as "Major", "Degree" and the user would be able to type over it? Just throwing out ideas.

    Posted 7 years ago on Wednesday August 8, 2012 | Permalink
  6. tmaculate1
    Member

    Disregard my last post. I think I have a solution with using a few List Fields for each School Title. I appreciate your valued input.

    Posted 7 years ago on Wednesday August 8, 2012 | Permalink
  7. No problem, I'm going to leave this post open so you can post back with how it goes.

    Posted 7 years ago on Wednesday August 8, 2012 | Permalink
  8. northlandadv
    Member

    I'm actually looking for something similar, but need help with the input fields rather than the positioning. I can do the customized layout just fine but I'm not sure what do to about the input fields I need to put in the HTML. Can I just add any fields I want and they'll get passed correctly or is there something unique I have to do for Gravity Forms?

    Posted 7 years ago on Thursday August 9, 2012 | Permalink
  9. @northlandadv, your issue is slightly different. Please begin a new topic so we can leave this one open for tmaculate1. We'll handle your issue separately. Please explain exactly what you need help with and post a URL if appropriate. Thank you.

    Posted 7 years ago on Friday August 10, 2012 | Permalink