Padding on call to action button in Eloqua form

Arnbjorn Marklund
Arnbjorn Marklund Oslo, NorwayPosts: 2 Red Ribbon
edited Sep 9, 2020 3:26PM in Developer Tools

Dear Topliners Community,

Our CRM Designers are experiencing problems with the call to action button in Eloqua forms. It appears impossible to have more space between the actual form and the button. This is a bit silly. My bet is that there is an easy workaround. Would therefore love imput from skilled Eloqua hackers

This is how it looks now:


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  • alanclark
    alanclark Graphic Designer Posts: 1
    edited Oct 19, 2016 12:21PM Answer ✓

    Hi Arnbjorn

    You can access the form HTML in the top right drop down:


    From here you can dig down and add in padding that way.

    It's not an elegant solution, but it is a solution.


  • Arnbjorn Marklund
    Arnbjorn Marklund Oslo, NorwayPosts: 2 Red Ribbon
    edited Oct 20, 2016 6:53AM

    Thanks. This worked. The problem is however that it is not possible to insert the form in the landing page builder, but copy paste the code (with the edit) from the view you are suggesting. A bit dumb, but a well working workaround. Thanks!

  • bkhayes
    bkhayes Bloomington, MNPosts: 59 Silver Medal
    edited Nov 1, 2016 9:11AM

    Hi Arnbjorn,

    I would use CSS to fix this issue instead of using inline styles in the HTML. That way if you update the form you don't have to restyle it over and over again.

    You can target the form input by using the following CSS:

    input[type='submit'] {

         padding: 5px;


    Screen Shot 2016-11-01 at 8.10.55 AM.png

    I'm also going to recommend that you drag and drop forms onto your landing pages instead of manually coding them in. I believe the 'hard-coding' method should only be used for external 3rd party sites that are not running Eloqua. This allows you to make edits to your form using the form editor that will automatically update to the landing page where the form is located.

  • Jem Janik
    Jem Janik Posts: 29 Red Ribbon
    edited Sep 9, 2020 3:26PM

    You can add a label into your form with no text too.  It creates a small whitespace buffer that is built into the form.