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    Confirmation of Message Entry Limit functionality

    Asked by RickGregory on September 27, 2013 at 12:27 PM

    I noticed that when reaching the configured Message Entry Limit, the user can continue to type even though the Limit line is highlighted in red, which I assume is to get the attention of the user to look at the entry limit value.

    Is there a way to

    (1) Prevent additional characters from being typed?  and /or . . .

    (2) Is there a way to enter a Error Message in the highighted area that alerts the user they have reached the maximum number of words?

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by guilledutra on September 27, 2013 at 05:34 PM


    (1) - I'm afraid that it is not possible to prevent the user on keep typing when it reaches the word limit.

    (2) - It is possible by using a CSS trick in order to change the content of the error class, try by injecting this cutom css to your form:

    .form-textarea-limit-indicator-error:after {

    content: "\2190 Word Limit Error";


    How to inject custom CSS


    Also check this example I made for you 


    Feel free to clone it for your own use:



    Hope it helps


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    JotForm Support

    Answered by guilledutra on September 27, 2013 at 07:53 PM


    for some reason your last post come blank, could you repost it by using this link: