Formstack

Add, Edit, Delete, Copy, Move Fields

Add Fields




Form fields are the questions that make up a form.  To add a field to your form, go to the Build tab of your form and choose the form field from the left side of the screen.

Be sure to use a field that is appropriate for the type of content you want to use in that field. For example, if you want to put a lengthy bit of text into the field, we recommend using a Long Answer Field

You can learn more about each field type here.

Please note: To ensure that all of your information is saved when creating fields, be sure to remain within the field character limits. For example, our Long Answer field can contain up to 60,000 characters vs our Short Answer field which is only intended to hold simple, single-line responses. Pasting too much text into a field can cause the text to disappear when you try to save it. 

 

Edit Fields

 


To edit a field, click on that field and a field editor will slide in from the left of the page. Within the field editor, you can edit the Field Type, Field Label, Field Options, Optional Sub-fields, Field Size, Field Language, and Field Logic.




 

To return to the list of fields, click on the blue arrow.

 


 

Delete Fields

 


To delete a field, click on the field then click on the delete button on the left-side edit menu.  A pop-up window will appear asking you to confirm that you really want to delete the field. You can also simply mouse over the field and click the trashcan icon that appears on the right-hand side. 

If you accidentally delete a field, you can recover it within 7 days. Learn more about the undo feature
here.


 

Copy Fields

 


To copy a field, click on the field then click on the Copy button on the left-side edit menu. You can also simply mouse over the field and click on the pages icon that appears on the right-hand side.

Please note: Fields need to be copied individually. If you want to copy multiple fields, you will need to manually copy each field and drag it to the appropriate place on the form. This can actually be done fairly quickly if you mouse over the field and click the pages icon that appears on the right-hand side.

 

Move Fields

 


To move a field, click on the field then click on the directional arrow icon that appears. You can then drag the field wherever you want it on the form.

 



You can also move fields by clicking on the Sort button at the top right of the Builder. Then, click and drag fields in the list that pops up on the left side of the screen.

Please note: It is possible to move fields next to each other vs stacking them. You can find more information on how to build multi-column forms here