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Textarea

Text area

This element creates a question and allows the user to type the answer. A typical result of a text area on a web page is:

Form builder module answer screenshot v7

Text area Element

1. Drag and drop the Text Area element into the appropriate location:

Forms module text area icon

2. Configure the element. The following view will be displayed:

Forms module text are element configuration screenshot

Ž3. Edit/configure:

Label

Enter an appropriate question.

Friendly Label

If required, enter a Friendly label to be presented to an end user.

Aria label 

If required, enter an Aria Label, which is read out by assistive technology such as a screen reader.

Layout

Select whether the question and answers are displayed in two separate columns, or whether the answers sit under the question as rows in a single column.

Mandatory

If required, check to make completion of the field mandatory.

Physical Width

Enter the width of the answer box in percentage of the screen.

Physical Height

Enter the number of rows available before the element starts to scroll.

Default Value

If required, prepopulate the element with a default value.

Character Limit

If required, enter an appropriate character limit for the field.

Note: this can currently be limited to a maximum of 999,999,999 characters.

Show As

Select if the element and the responses are to render in the Records view when managing responses. If the element is to display select whether or not is displays as a link to the full response.

Orderable

If required, check to allow the administrator to sort records by this field.

Include in Keyword Search

If required, check to make the element searchable.

Provide as Search Option

If required, check to provide a dedicated search option for this field.

4. Click OK.