Add Additional Elements to a Form

Who can use this capability?

role types iconThe Sheet Owner and Sheet Admins can create and edit forms.  Anyone with access to the form can submit an entry on the form.

plan type iconAll plans. A license is required to create and edit forms. If you are using a Trial version of Smartsheet, you can create forms, but those forms cannot be shared. Not sure of your plan type or whether you have a license? See Identify Your Smartsheet Plan and User Type.

To add an existing form field back to the form, click on the field in the left panel to add the field to the bottom of your form, or drag and drop it into the exact location you want. 

To add a new form field to the form that does not already exist on your sheet, hover over an element in the center panel and click on the plus sign. Enter a name for your field, choose the field type, and click Add. The new field will be added below the selected element on the form. A corresponding column will also be added to your sheet. 

To add a new field to the list of available fields in the left panel, click +New Field, enter the field name and field type, and click Add. A corresponding column will also be added to your sheet. You can then add the new field to the center panel preview at any time.

To add other form elements such as a header, description, divider, or attachment, click on the element in the left panel to add it to the bottom of your form, or drag and drop it into the exact location you want. Select an element in the center preview to view and modify its settings in the right panel. 
 

Use this element

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Heading/Description

Create structure to your form by labeling sections. Heading text is larger than the question titles and description text. 
TIP: If you want to display a text section with the smaller description text layout, leave the Header text blank and add description text only. 

Divider

Create structure and better organize your form by including a horizontal gray divider.

Attachment

Enables the form submitter to upload attachments to the form (up to 30 MB per file, 10 files per form submission).

NOTE: Only one attachment field can be added to your form, and the attachments are added to the row attachment on your sheet. 

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