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    Is there a way to limit submissions to a determined word count?

    Asked by careymanz on November 15, 2010 at 07:16 AM

    I only have one form setup currently, but before I launch it (and several others like it) — I really need a way to limit word count in open text boxes, so that I get 50 words instead of 500 words from faculty members. Just putting a note up won't stop them. Is there a way to do this?

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    JotForm Founder

    Answered by aytekin on November 16, 2010 at 02:21 AM

    It is possible to limit small text boxes but browsers do not allow limits on textarea fields. There are some javascript solutions that show and limit the number of characters on textarea. we hope to add that in the future.

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    Answered by jotuser1 on December 13, 2010 at 04:28 PM

    other form builders has implemented this feature very nicely, JFYI.  A good model to follow when addinf to Jot.

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    Answered by aytekin on December 28, 2010 at 08:55 AM

    We have just added this feature.

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    Answered by careymanz on January 03, 2011 at 09:01 AM

    Awesome...thanks so much!! This will really be a life-saver for me!!

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    Answered by kpappas on April 06, 2012 at 11:37 AM

    nice!!!