What is Wrong With the Formatting of My Form

Written by Hanna Smith

Last published at: May 8th, 2018

"Bad HTML" is caused by  pasting text into the Foundant software. If this text contains formatting this formatting can be pasted with it. This formatting can be the cause of errors on the applicant facing pages. If you have an applicant who has contacted you because their application will not save or the SAVE button does not appear correctly, this "Bad HTML" is the likely culprit.

In an effort to keep this "Bad HTML" from corrupting your questions it is recommended to utilize Google Chrome as your web browser.  In Chrome you can right click and select "Paste as Plain Text." When you "Paste as Plain Text" it strips all formatting from the text. Once you add this text to your question you can utilize the tools in the software to bold, underline, indent, etc.

If you believe there is "Bad HTML" in your forms you will want to review each and every one of your forms. Look for fonts that appear slightly different or text that is bolded and shouldn't be.

If you do not have access to Google Chrome you can CUT the text out and PASTE it into your Notepad. Notepad strips all formatting from text. COPY this text out of your Clipboard and then PASTE it into your question.