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    It would be great if in the text area there was an option to show a cou

    Asked by alanancy on June 20, 2011 at 09:32 PM
    It would be great if in the text area there was an option to show a count down of the amount of characters entered. In other words if a text area allows 100 characters as you type it would count down to 0.

    This is a re-post of a comment on Story of a Feature: JotForm Feedback Buttons for Web Sites

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by abajan on June 20, 2011 at 09:44 PM

    Hi ananancy

    You will be pleased to know that this feature is now available in our form builder. To use it, select the text area on which you wish to apply such validation and in the toolbar click the Entry Limit button and choose the unit (words or characters) by which you wish to limit input:


    Should you need assistance with any other feature of our product, please feel free to ask. Our team would be happy to help as best as we can.


    ~ Wayne

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    Answered by alanancy on June 20, 2011 at 11:09 PM
    Great Feature!! Thanks!!


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    JotForm Support

    Answered by abajan on June 21, 2011 at 05:24 AM

    You're welcome :)