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Are calculations shown to the user?
Calculations are hidden by default, but you can make them visible.
Can I add or remove fields in the address question?
You can only add or remove the Zip/Postal Code field. All other subfields cannot be added or removed; however, you can rename them using Translations.
Can I change the format of a date question?
The format of a date question is determined by the "Order of date" option. You can modify this option by using the configure (cog) icon appearing on the right in your form editor.
Can I check availability on and make bookings on multiple calendars?
You can check availability and make bookings using multiple calendars by toggling "Connect multiple calendars" in your Appointment field configuration. This is only supported for Pro or Agency plans.
Can I control how many columns multiple choice answers are spread across?
You can spread your multiple-choice options across up to five columns in the field configuration window.
Can I include a yes or no question?
You can add a Yes / No question type by changing the question type manually or using the /yes / no shortcut.
Can I let customers buy more than one product or choose more than one subscription plan?
Yes, simply toggle Can choose more than one or Can buy more than one in the question's configuration.
Can I let submitters choose multiple answers for a multiple-choice or dropdown question?
Yes, simply toggle "Can choose more than one answer" in the question's configuration. This works for both multiple-choice and dropdown questions.
Can I let the user select multiple dates using one date question?
No, only one date can be entered per date question.
Can I let the user type in their own answer for a multiple-choice or dropdown question?
Yes, for both question types. Simply toggle "Include an 'Other' option to specify another answer" in the question's configuration.
Can I limit the number of characters for a response?
Yes, you can set the minimum number of characters, the maximum number of characters, or both.
Can I limit the number of options that can be chosen for a Multiple Choice?
Yes, you can configure a Multiple Choice question to set a minimum and/or maximum number of selected answers.
Can I make a question for URLs?
Yes, just choose "URL" as the question type.
Can I prevent double bookings when people make appointments?
Yes, just connect at least one calendar in order to ensure there's an available slot.
Can I require only "yes" to a yes or no question?
No, not directly.
Can I require only dates in the past or future?
Yes, toggle the corresponding setting for dates in the past or future. If you want to allow both dates in the past and future, leave both toggled off.
Can I restrict the country in the address question?
You can set restrict the country field within an address question by enabling the field configuration option "Restrict addresses to a country". You can then select the desired country using the dropdown menu.
Can I restrict which colors a submitter can pick with the color picker?
Yes, toggle Allow swatches only on in the question's configuration.
Can I set a description for each multiple-choice option (not just its option title)?
It is not currently possible to set a description for individual Multiple Choice question options.
Can I set the placeholder of a date question to text (MM / DD / YYYY) instead of numbers?
No, the placeholder for a Date question can only contain a Date. This can be set to a specific day, or alternatively the current date for the person answering your form.
Can I show just a calendar for a date question?
Yes, simply select "Calendar" for the "Type of date input" in the question's configuration.
Can I use answer piping to add answers to multiple-choice or dropdown questions?
Multiple Choice and Dropdown fields can only be pre-filled, they cannot set their options using Answer Piping.
Can Multiple Choice options have images?
Yes, toggle "Add images to the options" on and then choose an image for each option (or leave any blank).
Can a user type in their own price (for example, donation or pay-what-you-want)?
Yes, toggle "Question is read only" to Off in the price question's configuration.
Can all questions and fields have a default answer?
The questions or fields that do not permit a default answer are number, address, appointments, image upload, file upload, signature, and calculation. All others permit a default answer.
Can my audience upload files to Paperform forms, and how do I make that happen?
Yes, you can add a File Upload or Image Upload question to your form.
Can users directly capture and upload a picture from their mobile device into a form?
On mobile devices, an Image Upload will prompt the submitter to either upload an existing photo or take a new one.
Creating Terms & Conditions Questions
The slash command /terms can be used to create a question for T&Cs with a simple "I agree" checkbox that must be ticked to continue.
Do you have a scale question and how do I add it to my form?
Yes! you can easily add a scale question field to your form.
How can I accept appointments on my form?
You can accept appointments or bookings on your form using the Appointment field. You can also connect a calendar to control your availability and create calendar events.
How can I insert a checkbox?
Use the “Multiple Choice” question type, and toggle on “Can choose more than one answer” under the question’s configuration.
How can I let respondents provide a rating?
You can use a rating question to let respondents provide a rating. You can even choose the type of icon for the rating or upload your own.
How can I specify certain color swatches for the Color Picker field?
You can add swatches by using the Color Picker itself to select a color or by entering it's RGB() or hex color code.
How do I add a Country field to my form?
Add a question, and choose the type "Country"
How do I add a URL field?
Our URL Field is designed to only accept valid URLs as an answer. Create a question and set the type to 'URL'.
How do I add a Yes/No question to my form?
Yes, choose "Yes / No" using the field type dropdown
How do I add a dropdown field to my form?
Yes, choose "Dropdown" for the field type, and add the options under "Configure".
How do I add a long text question field quickly?
Add long text question fields to collect volumes of information in 4 easy steps.
How do I add a matrix question?
You can add a matrix question by changing the question type manually or using the /matrix command.
How do I add a name question field quickly?
Add name fields quickly to get to know your users better
How do I add a number question to my form?
You can easily add a number field question field to your form 2 ways via the 'Add Questions' icon OR by susing slash commands
How do I add a phone number field to my form?
Yes, choose "Phone Number" for the field type, and add the options under "Configure".
How do I add a question to my form?
Click on an empty line, and choose "Add questions" from the options to the left of the line.
How do I add a question with radio buttons quickly?
Using slash commands, you can quickly add a question with radio buttons by typing '/radio' and selecting the quick question type or by pressing Enter.
How do I add a rank question to my form?
You can add a Ranking field to your form by adding a new field and selecting the type "Rank".
How do I add a slider question?
Slider questions are a powerful tool for data collection - try them out for yourself!
How do I add an e-signature to my form?
You can capture e-signatures on our Pro and Agency plans with the Signature field. To use this, add a new question, and change its type to "Signature".
How do I add multiple choice questions to my form?
Add a question field, select "Multiple choice" as the question type or use the "/" short-cut.
How do I add or remove subscription plans?
In the subscription question's configuration, click plans under "Available Plans" to add plans or click plans under "Selected Plans" to remove plans.
How do I prevent users from entering decimals in a number field?
Toggle on "Answer must be a whole number" in the configuration for the number question.
How does the address field work and how do I add one?
Address fields are for capturing addresses - just add a question and change its type to "Field".
How does the color picker work and what does it look like?
Paperform offers a color picker question type, it's handy for asking for colors.
What are date fields like, and how do I use one?
With a Date field, you can ask your audience to choose a enter a date or pick it from the calendar
What do Time fields look like, and how do I add one to my form?
Use a Time field to ask your audience to enter a precise time.
What is a hidden field?
A hidden field or question is a type of field that is hidden from the user, but contains info relevant to the submission.
What types of questions or fields does Paperform offer?
There are 26 fields available with Paperform forms, plus some additional controls that govern them.
Will a user ever see a hidden field?
No, a user will never see a hidden field. If you use pre-filling to set that field's value, they can see what you put in the URL, though.