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Checkboxes vs. Radio Buttons vs. Select Lists

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Checkboxes vs. Radio Buttons vs. Select Lists

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Checkboxes vs. Radio Buttons vs. Select Lists

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Checkboxes vs. Radio Buttons vs. Select Lists

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Checkboxes vs. Radio Buttons vs. Select Lists

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Checkboxes vs. Radio Buttons vs. Select Lists

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A common mistake we often see people making on their forms is the use of checkboxes instead of radio buttons. If you are asking a yes/no question or any question where you only want one answer, you should never use a checkbox field. The reason for this being that a checkbox field will allow a user to check both “yes” and “no” on your form. A radio button, on the other hand, forces the user to choose only a single response, “yes” or “no”.

checkboxradiobuttonselectlist

By default, dropdown lists also only allow a user to choose one item from the list. If you want to allow users to select multiple options in the Dropdown List, edit "Field Size" to display two or more rows. Then, when users are filling out the form, they will be able to select multiple options by holding Shift on their keyboard and clicking the options. If the form submitter will be selecting multiple options, you can also use the Checkbox field instead.

If you set the number of rows to 2 or greater, you will be able to choose multiple answers from a select list.

Interested in expanding your Formstack skills? Consider getting started on the Formstack Certification Program.

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A common mistake we often see people making on their forms is the use of checkboxes instead of radio buttons. If you are asking a yes/no question or any question where you only want one answer, you should never use a checkbox field. The reason for this being that a checkbox field will allow a user to check both “yes” and “no” on your form. A radio button, on the other hand, forces the user to choose only a single response, “yes” or “no”.

checkboxradiobuttonselectlist

By default, dropdown lists also only allow a user to choose one item from the list. If you want to allow users to select multiple options in the Dropdown List, edit "Field Size" to display two or more rows. Then, when users are filling out the form, they will be able to select multiple options by holding Shift on their keyboard and clicking the options. If the form submitter will be selecting multiple options, you can also use the Checkbox field instead.

If you set the number of rows to 2 or greater, you will be able to choose multiple answers from a select list.

Interested in expanding your Formstack skills? Consider getting started on the Formstack Certification Program.

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A common mistake we often see people making on their forms is the use of checkboxes instead of radio buttons. If you are asking a yes/no question or any question where you only want one answer, you should never use a checkbox field. The reason for this being that a checkbox field will allow a user to check both “yes” and “no” on your form. A radio button, on the other hand, forces the user to choose only a single response, “yes” or “no”.

checkboxradiobuttonselectlist

By default, dropdown lists also only allow a user to choose one item from the list. If you want to allow users to select multiple options in the Dropdown List, edit "Field Size" to display two or more rows. Then, when users are filling out the form, they will be able to select multiple options by holding Shift on their keyboard and clicking the options. If the form submitter will be selecting multiple options, you can also use the Checkbox field instead.

If you set the number of rows to 2 or greater, you will be able to choose multiple answers from a select list.

Interested in expanding your Formstack skills? Consider getting started on the Formstack Certification Program.

A common mistake we often see people making on their forms is the use of checkboxes instead of radio buttons. If you are asking a yes/no question or any question where you only want one answer, you should never use a checkbox field. The reason for this being that a checkbox field will allow a user to check both “yes” and “no” on your form. A radio button, on the other hand, forces the user to choose only a single response, “yes” or “no”.

checkboxradiobuttonselectlist

By default, dropdown lists also only allow a user to choose one item from the list. If you want to allow users to select multiple options in the Dropdown List, edit "Field Size" to display two or more rows. Then, when users are filling out the form, they will be able to select multiple options by holding Shift on their keyboard and clicking the options. If the form submitter will be selecting multiple options, you can also use the Checkbox field instead.

If you set the number of rows to 2 or greater, you will be able to choose multiple answers from a select list.

Interested in expanding your Formstack skills? Consider getting started on the Formstack Certification Program.

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A common mistake we often see people making on their forms is the use of checkboxes instead of radio buttons. If you are asking a yes/no question or any question where you only want one answer, you should never use a checkbox field. The reason for this being that a checkbox field will allow a user to check both “yes” and “no” on your form. A radio button, on the other hand, forces the user to choose only a single response, “yes” or “no”.

checkboxradiobuttonselectlist

By default, dropdown lists also only allow a user to choose one item from the list. If you want to allow users to select multiple options in the Dropdown List, edit "Field Size" to display two or more rows. Then, when users are filling out the form, they will be able to select multiple options by holding Shift on their keyboard and clicking the options. If the form submitter will be selecting multiple options, you can also use the Checkbox field instead.

If you set the number of rows to 2 or greater, you will be able to choose multiple answers from a select list.

Interested in expanding your Formstack skills? Consider getting started on the Formstack Certification Program.

A common mistake we often see people making on their forms is the use of checkboxes instead of radio buttons. If you are asking a yes/no question or any question where you only want one answer, you should never use a checkbox field. The reason for this being that a checkbox field will allow a user to check both “yes” and “no” on your form. A radio button, on the other hand, forces the user to choose only a single response, “yes” or “no”.

checkboxradiobuttonselectlist

By default, dropdown lists also only allow a user to choose one item from the list. If you want to allow users to select multiple options in the Dropdown List, edit "Field Size" to display two or more rows. Then, when users are filling out the form, they will be able to select multiple options by holding Shift on their keyboard and clicking the options. If the form submitter will be selecting multiple options, you can also use the Checkbox field instead.

If you set the number of rows to 2 or greater, you will be able to choose multiple answers from a select list.

Interested in expanding your Formstack skills? Consider getting started on the Formstack Certification Program.

A common mistake we often see people making on their forms is the use of checkboxes instead of radio buttons. If you are asking a yes/no question or any question where you only want one answer, you should never use a checkbox field. The reason for this being that a checkbox field will allow a user to check both “yes” and “no” on your form. A radio button, on the other hand, forces the user to choose only a single response, “yes” or “no”.

checkboxradiobuttonselectlist

By default, dropdown lists also only allow a user to choose one item from the list. If you want to allow users to select multiple options in the Dropdown List, edit "Field Size" to display two or more rows. Then, when users are filling out the form, they will be able to select multiple options by holding Shift on their keyboard and clicking the options. If the form submitter will be selecting multiple options, you can also use the Checkbox field instead.

If you set the number of rows to 2 or greater, you will be able to choose multiple answers from a select list.

Interested in expanding your Formstack skills? Consider getting started on the Formstack Certification Program.

A common mistake we often see people making on their forms is the use of checkboxes instead of radio buttons. If you are asking a yes/no question or any question where you only want one answer, you should never use a checkbox field. The reason for this being that a checkbox field will allow a user to check both “yes” and “no” on your form. A radio button, on the other hand, forces the user to choose only a single response, “yes” or “no”.

checkboxradiobuttonselectlist

By default, dropdown lists also only allow a user to choose one item from the list. If you want to allow users to select multiple options in the Dropdown List, edit "Field Size" to display two or more rows. Then, when users are filling out the form, they will be able to select multiple options by holding Shift on their keyboard and clicking the options. If the form submitter will be selecting multiple options, you can also use the Checkbox field instead.

If you set the number of rows to 2 or greater, you will be able to choose multiple answers from a select list.

Interested in expanding your Formstack skills? Consider getting started on the Formstack Certification Program.

A common mistake we often see people making on their forms is the use of checkboxes instead of radio buttons. If you are asking a yes/no question or any question where you only want one answer, you should never use a checkbox field. The reason for this being that a checkbox field will allow a user to check both “yes” and “no” on your form. A radio button, on the other hand, forces the user to choose only a single response, “yes” or “no”.

checkboxradiobuttonselectlist

By default, dropdown lists also only allow a user to choose one item from the list. If you want to allow users to select multiple options in the Dropdown List, edit "Field Size" to display two or more rows. Then, when users are filling out the form, they will be able to select multiple options by holding Shift on their keyboard and clicking the options. If the form submitter will be selecting multiple options, you can also use the Checkbox field instead.

If you set the number of rows to 2 or greater, you will be able to choose multiple answers from a select list.

Interested in expanding your Formstack skills? Consider getting started on the Formstack Certification Program.

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