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    Is there a limit to the amount of text that can be entered in a text area?

    Asked by guide2getting on January 31, 2013 at 07:59 AM


    My question is if I have text areas with open-ended questions, can the person write as much as they want as part of the default setting? 

    I do not want a limit put on the amount they can answer. Would that be how it is set by default? If not, can you please tell me how I need to make the settings so that will be the case.

    Also, how do I find the jotform.com URL for my survey/form so I can test it before embedding it onto my site? 

    Thank you!!!!


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    JotForm Support

    Answered by abajan on January 31, 2013 at 08:40 AM

    Hi Paul,

    Yes, by default, our text areas allow users to enter any amount of text they wish. (They can be set to show users how many characters have been entered and warn when the limit has been reached but that wouldn't apply in this case.)

    The form's URL can be found while it's loaded in the form builder, by clicking the Embed Form button on the Setup & Embed tab:

    When the Embed Form Wizard pops up, you can copy the URL from the box indicated below:

    The secure version of the form's URL can be obtained by checking Secure form:

    Do let us know if you need further assistance.


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    Answered by guide2getting on January 31, 2013 at 08:48 AM

    Thanks, Wayne. Greatly appreciated.


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    JotForm Support

    Answered by abajan on January 31, 2013 at 08:50 AM

    You're quite welcome, Paul.