Author Profile Image

AUTHOR

Aytekin Tank

Aytekin Tank is founder of JotForm. He currently leads the JotForm development team. He loves to hear from JotForm users. Feel free to shoot him an email at aytekin at jotform.com.

Welcome to the JotForm blog, where you can read about new JotForm features and find helpful online form tips for creating top-notch forms, user case studies, and much more.

Feel free to stay a while, drop a comment or two, laugh at our corny jokes, and make sure to share the articles you like on social media.

SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTER

Don’t miss out the latest posts!

textarea editor modes

New Editor Options for Text Area Fields

Entering long text on the browser textarea can be painful. That's why we are always on the lookout for improvements we can make on the form user interface. Today, we are excited to release two new additions to our Text Area field. You can see a demo form here



Rich Text Editor

Instead of just plain text let users format styles of their entries. 




Fullscreen Mode

Entering large amounts of text on a text area field is painful. Fullscreen Mode gives you the ability to let users write text in a browser full screen without any distractions. 

textarea fullscreen

Try out these new features on this a live demo:




15 Comments...

  • Wouter

    Are there smilies? :D

  • Intekhab Hussain

    The "Upload Image" function is holding the icon "HTML". I believe this might be confusing for most users.

  • zicojoksic

    Would be great adding "smileys" too. :)

  • David

    Just activated the full screen mode on my 2 forms, excellent innovation.

  • Kemmerly Erazo

    Good job, always innovating!!!! Congrats!!!!

  • blediqendro

    JUST COOL

  • tmi

    Another innovation. Great going Jotform team.

  • felipe_sasa

    Help! I noticed that when i used the rich text editor, the data is lost when the user "EDIT" the submission through the edit link.

  • Astronauts4Hire

    Tried the demo on both Chrome and IE on Windows 8 and all text editors look the same (no rich, no full-screen).
    Is something broken?

  • Freupost

    Hello,

    is it possible to limit the functions? I just need bold, Fontsize and Font-Family.

  • Freupost

    Not a good editor! I can press Enter and press and press ... and the form is endlessly long! Is there no limit? So that the user can only write in the box?

    I don‘t want that
    I don‘t want thatI
    I don‘t want that
    I don‘t want that
    I don‘t want that
    I don‘t want that
    I don‘t want that
    I don‘t want that
    I don‘t want that
    I don‘t want that
    I don‘t want that
    I don‘t want that
    I don‘t want that
    I don‘t want that
    I don‘t want that
    I don‘t want that
    I don‘t want that
    I don‘t want that
    I don‘t want that

































  • Manuel

    The "Max Lenght" also did not work!

  • Manuel

    Thanks for your answer! But it is not possible to limit how many times you can press enter so that the textbox will be longer and longer and longer. I am searching for a tool (or code) wich makes it possible, that users only can type within the textbox - like writing on a physical postcard.

  • FUNDAORIGEN

    Excellent,... Very Very Good..

  • Asialaw

    When are you going to fix the Rich Text Entry Limit (Max length) problem please? It won't alter the word counter as users input their text, and gives no warning when you go over the limit.

    If you validate the field, it warns on submission, but if users follow the link to go back, it resets the field and users lose everything they had just input.

    I'm new to JotForm and overall it's a great product. But it seems like this is quite an old issue that needs addressing please.

    Thank you.

Send Comment