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Text Fields


A Text Field is a one-line box on the form where the user may type in text. It can have an initial setting, or it can be blank.

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Add a Text Field:

  1. Position the cursor where you want the Text Field to be.
  2. Click the Text button on the form palette to see the Text Field window.
  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 field by default and to be submitted with the form data if the user does not change it.
  5. Select the Field Type, either Text or Password.
  6. You can provide a Display Size to control the length of the text field shown in the form.
  7. You can also provide a Max Input value to set the maximum number of characters users are allowed to type in this field.
  8. Click OK, and the text field appears where the cursor was positioned.

If you want to input more than one line of text you should be looking at a Text Area rather than a Text Field.

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 field will contain "<Form Tag>=<Contents of the Text Field>".


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