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Text Area

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

ŒText Area Form Element

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

Forms module text area icon

2. Configure the element and click Define Question. The following view will be displayed:

Forms module text are element configuration screenshot

Ž3. Edit/configure:


Enter an appropriate question

Default Value      

If required, enter a default answer or instruction.

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.

Character Limit

Enter a maximum number of characters that can be entered.

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

Answer On a New Line

Check if required.

Must Be Filled In

Check if required.

Summary Page Options

The summary page is a top level view of response which may be viewed by administrators. Select whether to include the data from this field in the summary page are a link or plain text. Alternatively the field may not be shown in this view.

Order Records By This Field

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

Include in Keyword Search

If required, check to make the field searchable.

Provide as Search Option

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

4. Click Update Element.

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