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This element creates a question and allows the user to select one or more answers from a list of Check Boxes. A typical result of Checkboxes on a web page is:

Forms checkboxes element example screenshot v7

Checkboxes Form Element

1. Drag and drop the Check Boxes element into the appropriate location:

Forms check box icon

2. Configure the element and click General The following view will be displayed:

Forms check boxes configuration screenshot v7

3. Edit/configure:


Enter an appropriate question.

Friendly Label

If required, enter a Friendly label to be presented to an end user.

Aria label

If required, enter an Aria Label, which is read out by assistive technology such as a screen reader.


Select whether the question and answers are displayed in two separate columns, or whether the answers sit under the question as rows in a single column.


If required, check to make completion of the field mandatory.

Use List

If required, select a Shared List to populate the list of available answers.

Show As

Select if the element and the responses are to render in the Records view when managing responses. If the element is to display select whether or not is displays as a link to full response.


If required, check to make responses orderable by this element.

Include in Keyword Search

If required, check to make the element searchable.

Provide as Search Option

If required, check to provide a dedicated search option for this field.

4 Click Answers tab. The following view will be presented:

Forms element drop down box add answers screenshot v7

Item Label

Enter an appropriate answer.


if required, check to have the answer pre-selected.        

5. Click Add after each answer. Once a list of appropriate answers has been created, click Ok.            


Drop down list, Radio Buttons and Check Boxes are interchangeable. Click on the Type tab to reformat the question and answers to the appropriate option.