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Text Areas


If you want to input more than one line of text in a form you should use a Text Area otherwise a Text Field may be more efficient.

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Add a Text Area:

  1. Position the cursor where you want the Text Area to be.
  2. Click the TArea button on the form palette to see this window, which allows you to insert a text area (a scrollable area in which the user can type more than one line of text) into a form.
  3. Type a Form Tag to give this field a name. The Form Tag is required and must be unique in the form.
  4. You can provide Initial Text to be displayed within the text area by default and to be submitted with the form data if the user does not change it.
  5. Optionally specify the Rows (number of rows) and Cols (number of columns) to set the size of the Text Area in the page. A user may enter more character than the number of rows and columns can display, but the horizontal and vertical scroll bars allow the user to read everything in the text area.
  6. Click OK, and the text area appears where the cursor was positioned.

Every element in a form must have a "Form Tag" to name the field or button. This name identifies the fields that contained each value when the results are sent to the form handler. When a form is submitted, then the information sent to the form handler for a text area will contain "<Form Tag>=<Contents of the Text Area>".


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