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    Form Tools

    Asked by TonerCarAOLcom on July 13, 2014 at 01:05 PM

    Is there a tutorial somewhere I can review that explains the difference between the Form Tools, "Text", "Text Box" and "Text Area" and the appropriate application of each? Thanks,



    form tools tools review thanks
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    JotForm Support Manager

    Answered by Jeanette on July 13, 2014 at 02:37 PM

    There is no tutorial for this yet, let me do one for you and I'll get back to you later on.


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    Answered by TonerCarAOLcom on July 13, 2014 at 02:40 PM

    Hey Jeanette,

    Thanks, I'll look for it.


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    JotForm Support Manager

    Answered by Jeanette on July 13, 2014 at 03:21 PM

    Ok, here it is a picture showing the 3 of them on edit mode. Please find below the explanation.

    This is the form I've used to show these fields 


    1.  Text :   This is used for non-editable text. It comes with a toolbar so you can customize it such as changing font size, font color or embedding a link.

    However, you input HTML code order to get a more customized field.


    2. Text Box: This is for your user to input text. You can define the number of characters.


    3. Text Area: This is a memo type field. You can use it for comments so people will have plenty for of room, with out a limit restriction.

    1. You can define the number of columns and rows to determine the size of the box.

    2. You can also choose the editor mode:  Plain, Text or Fullscreen mode.

    3. You can also define the dimension of the box by dragging and dropping the bottom right corner.


    I hope this explanation helps.