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Alternative to hr tag?

  • 1.  Alternative to hr tag?

    Posted 23 days ago
    I have a form that needs the horizontal rule between some sections but other sections look cluttered and visually unappealing with the horizontal rule. 

    My first thought was to go into the form properties and uncheck Show horizontal rules between sections and use the <hr> tag where the horizontal rule makes more sense.  Nice thought, but that tag is not allowed.  Is there an option that would allow the horizontal rules in some sections and not in others?

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    Paul Peterson
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  • 2.  RE: Alternative to hr tag?

    Posted 23 days ago
    A low tech solution might be a text formula field of underscrores.  But it would wrap or not extend to the edge of he section depending on the screen size and zoom level.

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    Mark Shnier (YQC)
    Quick Base Solution Provider
    Your Quick Base Coach
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  • 3.  RE: Alternative to hr tag?

    Posted 23 days ago
    That only really works if you can dynamically adjust the size, and on higher resolution screens may look a little choppy

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    Paul Peterson
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  • 4.  RE: Alternative to hr tag?

    Posted 23 days ago
    Hi Paul,

    Unfortunately, with the <hr> tag restricted there isn't a way built into the forms or settings for them to create a horizontal rule in some sections but not others if you are using section headers to help you break up parts of your form. It is possible with a rich text formula field and by suppressing the field name to drop in colorized or stylized text headers to help break up a form visually but it does behave differently from an actual section header. 

    If being able to add in a horizontal line with more control over where they display would be helpful to you I would suggest submitting that feedback to our User Voice. User Voice is a tool used by our product team to track customer interest in new features and enhancements to existing features. The Quick Base User voice can most easily be accessed from the My Apps page in Quick Base by clicking on the orange Feedback tab that appears on the right of the page or at http://quickbase.uservoice.com by signing in with your Quick Base credentials. There are a few existing requests around forms as well if you wanted to add your comments to one of those or add your vote to support them. Sorry there isn't an easier trick I can point you to right now.

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    Evan Martinez
    Community Marketing Manager
    Quick Base
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  • 5.  RE: Alternative to hr tag?

    Posted 23 days ago
    Guessing there isn't a way to name a section without displaying the name either, right?

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    Paul Peterson
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  • 6.  RE: Alternative to hr tag?

    Posted 23 days ago
    Hi Paul,

    Do you mean to have a line break on the page without having a name for the section? It is possible to just have the line show without putting anything into the Section Heading text box on the form but that can make it tricky for using form rules to hide and collapse sections, etc.

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    Evan Martinez
    Community Marketing Manager
    Quick Base
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  • 7.  RE: Alternative to hr tag?

    Posted 23 days ago
    ... whenI have to use fake section heading, typically to get fields to align properly, I will name the unnamed sections temporarily and then do my form rules and then remove the names.

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    Mark Shnier (YQC)
    Quick Base Solution Provider
    Your Quick Base Coach
    http://QuickBaseCoach.com
    mark.shnier@gmail.com
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  • 8.  RE: Alternative to hr tag?

    Posted 23 days ago

    Evan, 

    That is exactly what I was thinking.  And yes I tried creating a section without naming it, it does work,, but there is no way to specifically reference that section using form rules to hide the section

    Mark,
    It isn't a matter of formatting.  There are parts of the form that benefit from the horizontal rule and while the end user is content getting rid of all of the lines, she is not willing to give up on the rich text that is currently indicating the start of each section.  If I remove all of the horizontal rules we are forced to use the default text that Quick Base uses for the section headings.

    The end goal is having the ability to dynamically hide and show parts of the form



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    Paul Peterson
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  • 9.  RE: Alternative to hr tag?

    Posted 21 days ago
    Evan, 

    I tried logging the issue with user voice using the link you provided and it will not accept my login credentials

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    Paul Peterson
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