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 does the address field work and how do I add one?How does the color picker work and what does it look like?What are date fields like, and how do I use one?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?Will a user ever see a hidden field?Appointments Guide

There are 26 fields available with Paperform forms, plus some additional controls that govern them. We’ve summarized them below — click on a field type to learn more about it.

Question Types

Text

Allow the respondent to enter free-text as a response.

Email

Capture an email address.

URL

Capture valid URLs.

Yes/No

Ask your audience to answer either yes or no.

Color Picker

Select the desired color with a color picker, find colors by hex code, or restrict colors to specified swatch.

Number

Capture a numerical response (whole or decimal).

Phone Number

Capture a phone number, optionally in a specific format.

Address

Capture a physical address

Country

Choose from a list of all countries.

Appointment

Schedule appointments and optionally connect to your Google Calendar to automatically handle availability and create events.

Date

Type or select a valid date.

Time

Type an exact time.

Scale

Choose on a scale of X to X.

Slider

Select a value from a minimum and maximum scale

Multiple Choice

Choose one or more of your options - text, and/or images! This can be configured to behave like a checkbox (multiple answers) or a radio button (only one answer).

Dropdown

Choose option(s) from dropdown.

Image Upload

Upload one or more images.

File Upload

Upload one or more files.

Signature

Draw a signature that is stored as an image.

Price

Add a simple price to the form, or allow the respondent to enter in their own price (great for donations).

Product

Select from a list of products, with SKU and quantity management built-in.

Subscription

Choose from a list of Stripe or Braintree subscription plans for the submitter to subscribe to.

Calculation

Get creative with Excel-style functions that are run live on respondents' answers. Great for complex calculations, or transforming answers into more desirable formats.

Hidden

Used to pre-fill answers from the URL and not show them to the submitter.

Rank

Show a list of pre-determined options in a list, and ask respondents to rank them in order.

Rating

Show up to ten symbols of your choosing, and allow respondents to select a rating using these symbols.

Matrix

Show a grid with a list of questions along each axis, and allow respondents to select one or more options on the grid per row.