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New Editor Options for Text Area Fields

May 23, 2013
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

textarea editor modes


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:





17 Comments...


   
Wouter (May 23, 2013 at 09:15 AM)

Are there smilies? :D

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Intekhab Hussain (May 23, 2013 at 01:26 PM)

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

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zicojoksic (May 23, 2013 at 07:10 PM)

Would be great adding "smileys" too. :)


   
David (May 24, 2013 at 06:39 AM)

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

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Kemmerly Erazo (May 24, 2013 at 06:39 PM)

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


   
blediqendro (May 25, 2013 at 05:36 AM)

JUST COOL


   
tmi (May 27, 2013 at 12:04 PM)

Another innovation. Great going Jotform team.


   
felipe_sasa (May 28, 2013 at 11:12 PM)

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.

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Astronauts4Hire (May 29, 2013 at 09:44 AM)

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?

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Freupost (August 27, 2013 at 05:27 AM)

Hello,

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

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Freupost (August 27, 2013 at 09:43 AM)

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?

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Manuel (August 27, 2013 at 12:47 PM)

The "Max Lenght" also did not work!

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Manuel (August 29, 2013 at 05:12 AM)

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.

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FUNDAORIGEN (October 04, 2013 at 08:44 PM)

Excellent,... Very Very Good..


   
Asialaw (January 27, 2014 at 05:07 AM)

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.

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