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    Is it possible to have a word count?

    Asked by TheShopper on October 14, 2010 at 12:00 PM

    I would like to have the text area of my form have a word count on it, and from there, that number is used to calculate a total for payment.

     ex: Customer enters 58 words. Word count at bottom of text box shows the number 58. Next they click a calculate to get their total (would require some special calculations... 1-20 words would equal $4.00. Each word over 20 would add 10¢ to the cost)... so they're total would be $7.80. Then that number is used for their paypal payment.

    Form Builder Request textarea field charge per word script
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    Answered by saitabis on October 14, 2010 at 01:23 PM
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    Answered by aytekin on October 15, 2010 at 08:24 AM

    I added this to our suggestions list. Thanks.

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    JotForm Founder

    Answered by aytekin on December 30, 2010 at 02:31 AM

    We have just released this feature. You can now limit textarea questions by words or characters. 

    http://www.jotform.com/blog/20-A-Christmas-Gift-Sub-labels-for-everyon

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    Answered by jself on November 12, 2012 at 10:32 AM

    Is this something that will be coming soon?

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    Answered by liyam on November 12, 2012 at 10:56 AM

    Hi jself.  Are you looking for a different feature aside from what was released?  If so, can you start a new topic and explain the details there?  This way we can discuss further what kind of feature you're looking for so that we can have it added to our feature request list.

    Thanks.

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    Answered by Deygus on November 12, 2012 at 11:15 AM

    @jself

    I believe what you may be looking for is something similar to the character and word limiter which shows a counter at the bottom of the field as seen in this thread: http://www.jotform.com/answers/126691-Is-there-a-character-counter-function which is shown more in detail by our Co-Founder as mentioned above your previous response and unfortunately this is the only current means of counting we have as we do not have a field that will count all characters but I will add the suggestion to our Features Request List to make this a field available to do this additionally, however, we won't be able to provide an expected release date since something similar to this is already available along with the fact that our developers are busy with higher priority issues.

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    Answered by jself on November 12, 2012 at 11:21 AM

    Thanks, I'm actually looking for something similar to the original poster - ie: cost per word, and thus would want to calculate the word count in the form. 

    However, I could do a workaround with just a minimum & maximum word limit, but currently, there is only the max limit - correct? 

    Thanks!

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    Answered by EduardoMendez on November 12, 2012 at 12:13 PM

    Unfortunately, 

    We currently don't have a minimum limit.

    You will find the word count at the bottom of our text boxes.

    I can think of a work around that such as the one found on this form.  Please give it a try and let us know if that helps!

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    Answered by Deygus on November 12, 2012 at 12:19 PM

    Also I apologize as well since it seems that I misunderstood you and I'm very sorry about that. As for the original posting as stated by our Co-Founder that has been added  to our Features Request List already and we will notify you when it has been added but for now all we have available is what has been suggested. It may be possible to do more with the sourcecode and some outside programming if you know some or are willing to hire a programmer but be advised that doing this is already outside of jotform.

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    Answered by abajan on November 12, 2012 at 09:24 PM

    @TheShopper and jself

    Please have a look at this demo and let us know if it exhibits the sort of functionality you wanted. If so, I'll explain how to edit the script seen in the source of that page to work with your specific forms.

    Thanks.

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    Answered by tniles on April 09, 2014 at 10:33 AM

    Abajan, I want to do something similar to what you have in that script. I need to modify it to just be the word count (unlike Eduardo's, I don't want to make the person fill in the number). But where do you put the script?

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    Answered by abajan on April 09, 2014 at 11:50 AM

    @tniles

    Please have a look at this page which contains a clone of Eduardo's form. Is that the functionality you seek?

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    Answered by tniles on April 10, 2014 at 04:48 PM

    Yes it is, thanks. How do I get that functionality into my form field?

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    Answered by jonathan on April 10, 2014 at 08:01 PM

    @tniles

    Hi,

    What our colleague Abajan did to accomplish this is by using the form's source code

    Refer to this guide -How-to-get-the-Full-Source-Code-of-your-Form

    And then added a custom javascript code.

     

     

    You need to have a website where you can embed the form using its source code and the just add the same custom script used in Abajan's demo form 

    Inform us if you need further assistance.

     

    Thanks.

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    Answered by handiemail on October 28, 2014 at 11:55 AM

    I've implemented this word counter on a few of my pages and want it displayed in the notification email once submitted.

    The word counter appears to be working on the page:

    https://handiemail.com/yogaworks.php

    But it is not appearing in the notification email

    Here's the email notification template:

     

    Here's how the email comes in:

     

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    Answered by snydert on November 11, 2016 at 01:44 PM

    A few weeks ago our word counter stopped working.  Does anyone know if this is because of a software upgrade/Issue?