Field Types

Are calculations shown to the user?Can a user type in their own price (for example, donation or pay-what-you-want)?Can all questions and fields have a default answer?How do I add an e-signature to my form?Can I add or remove fields in the address question?Can I change the format of a date question?Can I check availability on and make bookings on multiple calendars?Can I control how many columns multiple choice answers are spread across?Can I include a yes or no question?Can I let customers buy more than one product or choose more than one subscription plan?Can I let submitters choose multiple answers for a multiple-choice or dropdown question?Can I let the user select multiple dates using one date question?Can I let the user type in their own answer for a multiple-choice or dropdown question?Can I limit the number of options that can be chosen for a Multiple Choice?Can I make a question for URLs?Can I prevent double bookings when people make appointments?How do I prevent users from entering decimals in a number field?Can I require only dates in the past or future?Can I require only "yes" to a yes or no question?Can I limit the number of characters for a response?Can I restrict which colors a submitter can pick with the color picker?Can I restrict the country in the address question?Can I set a description for each multiple-choice option (not just its option title)?Can I set the placeholder of a date question to text (MM / DD / YYYY) instead of numbers?Can I show just a calendar for a date question?Can I use answer piping to add answers to multiple-choice or dropdown questions?Can Multiple Choice options have images?Can my audience upload files to Paperform forms, and how do I make that happen?Can users directly capture and upload a picture from their mobile device into a form?Creating Terms & Conditions QuestionsDo you have a scale question and how do I add it to my form?What are the formatting options for phone numbers and can I validate them?Can I customize how products are displayed?How can I insert a checkbox?How can I let respondents provide a rating?How can I specify certain color swatches for the Color Picker field?How do I add a Country field to my form?How do I add a dropdown field to my form?How do I add a long text question field quickly?How do I add a matrix question?How do I add a name question field quickly?How do I add a number question to my form?How do I add a phone number field to my form?How do I add a question to my form?How do I add a question with radio buttons quickly?How do I add a rank question to my form?How do I add a slider question?How do I add a URL field?How do I add a Yes/No question to my form?How do I add multiple choice questions to my form?How do I add or remove subscription plans?How do I make the answer to a text question take up more than one line?How does the address field work and how do I add one?How does the color picker work and what does it look like?Is it possible to choose multiple countries in the country question?How do I randomize the option order for a Multiple-Choice or Dropdown question?Is there a way to show users a thumbnail of the image they uploaded?What are date fields, and how do I use one?What can I modify about an address question?What do Time fields look like, and how do I add one to my form?What is a hidden field?What types of questions or fields does Paperform offer?Can I restrict users to upload certain file types only?Why are answers to the country question not the full country's name in submissions?Will a user ever see a hidden field?Appointments Guide

Color Picker questions allow the submitter to select a color. You can give them a choice from some preset swatches and/or let them choose a custom color themselves.

Screenshot of a Color Picker question titled "Choose a color" on a live form. The option to select a custom color is available using sliders or an input box, and five preset swatches are available to select as well.

To change the swatches available for a Color Picker question:

  1. Hover over the question in the editor, then click the cogwheel icon to the right to configure it.

  2. Scroll down to the "Swatches" setting.

    Screenshot of two settings from a Color Picker question's configuration: "Swatches" (including space to add, select, and delete colors) and a toggle labeled "Allow swatches only."

  3. You can delete any existing swatches by clicking on them individually.

  4. Select the color for a new swatch. Do to this, you can:

    • Click and drag the hue slider to the right, then select the shade from the canvas.
    • Enter a hex code, including the # symbol. Three-character shorthand is allowed, so both #FFFFFF and #FFF would be accepted.
    • Enter an RGB() value, e.g. RGB(256, 256, 256).
  5. Once you're happy with the color, click the "Add swatch" button.

If you'd like to limit the options to specific swatches rather than letting the submitter choose a custom color, toggle on "Allow swatches only."

Alternatively, you could delete all of the swatches if you only want to show the custom color slider and canvas with no preset options.