Give me some control of how the form template post is styled

We aren’t fans of how the post resulting from a form template is styled.

Here’s what I expected to see:

Label: answer
Label: answer
Label: answer

See the markdown
**Label:** answer
**Label:** answer
**Label:** answer

Here’s what we got:

label

answer

label

answer

label

answer

See the markdown
> ### label
> answer
> 
> 
> 
> ### label
> answer
> 
> 
> ### label
> answer

We’d love some control over this. In the meantime, I’m looking at making forms with spaces for labels (that way the * still shows up for required fields).

That yields something like this

answer

answer

answer

See the markdown
###
answer


###
answer


### 
answer

There’s still too much whitespace, but it’s… less unappealing.

Suggestion: How about making this an attribute of the form input? E.G.

- type: input
  id: rule
  attributes:
    label: "Label"
    placeholder: "say something!"
    answer-styling: bold
  validations:
    required: true
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Following up on alternate presentations…

After showing my team this form & the resulting post output this morning in standup, the responses were

We’re missing the formatting toolbar at the top… I’m realizing I don’t want a form that makes a post; I want a normal post with some required fields

and

I wish these fields could be in a little box at the top [of the resulting post] or on the side or something

So… we’re eager to see how this evolves. :smiley:

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For this use case you could just edit the regular topic template of a category:

And this could probably be achieved using the Discourse Templates plugin?

In any case… so many template options :exploding_head: :smile:

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Hi,

We’ve got ‘normal’ templates in place in the relevant categories. That doesn’t mean that people provide the data they ask for. :sadpanda:

Ehm… No. This was about the presentation of the data gathered from form inputs.

Thanks, tho. :smiley:

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+1 to the feature request.

And on a similar note, to give users the standard formatting toolbar for short and/or long-form textbox answers.

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