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    Character counter

    Asked by Arcsight on April 30, 2015 at 02:12 PM

    Hello guys,

        I am adding a text box to my form and I am restricting the number of characters to 400. However, I would like to show the user in real time how many characters has left. I would appreciate your help.



    Thank you


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    JotForm Support

    Answered by david on April 30, 2015 at 03:37 PM


    You can use the character counter widget to accomplish this:


    This will give you a text field that you can restrict to a number of characters and will show how many are remaining.

    If you have any further questions, let us know and we will be happy to help.

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    Answered by Arcsight on April 30, 2015 at 04:08 PM

    Excellent! Thank you David