Adding Section Headings to Forms

Hey,
I’ve set-up a rather long form, and I’d like to divide it and give an explanation in that division. For instance, a section header:
“Tell us about yourself” and then a short paragraph below:
The next few questions ask about your name and your job. Fill them in for yourself and anyone in your group who is coming. The form gives space for four people and another spot to add even more if needed. Once you’ve given the names of all the people in your group, skip to “Your Preferences” below.
Is there a way to do something like this?

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I completely agree! I was just going to make the same suggestion, but found yours. I too am making a long form (converting a rubric) and would like to add section breaks with a brief description of each section.

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Note the form view allows one to enter a long description of the form, change field names to something potentially more descriptive or ‘friendly,’ and enter a long help text for each field requested in the form. (The case described by @S_Thurston is supported explicitly; your needs are supported, as well, but may require a little more creativity to implement.)

Hello, did anyone figure out how to include a section heading? The Guide to forms link does not include how to implement a section heading. There wouldn’t be any question associated with a section heading. This is simply a way to break out the form for better user flow.

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I have to the same need, is there a work around solution that anyone here can help with?

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I’m using a work around. Basically have a ‘Single Select’ custom field type, type in the heading, and then just leave the select options blank. To make it look prettier, I use characters such as underscores above and below the text in the heading, dashes etc…as shown below. On the form, then show the field as a list.
---- HEADING -----
~~~ HEADING ~~~


HEADING


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Any updates to Airtable with regard to sections lately?

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I thought about this too but in the form, it doesn’t just show the heading, there’s a white box to enter the single text that makes it look like it’s NOT a section. Airtable could EASILY add ‘text’ only field. a Heading of some sort. Also, it would be nice to be able to FORMAT the text in forms. BOLD and CENTRE are pretty basic requirements surely. Especially for the form heading/intro. you can’t centre it!

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The suggestion from @Joelle_Dharmakumara was to use a single select field, not single line text.

Hello !
Any update regarding this feature ? I also need this Heading / text only field.
Thanks !

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Thanks for this! For any others that get stuck with this hack, the key is the last sentence. Click on the question, then next to “Show Field as” click “List”

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