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Text Field is intended for textual data.
To add a text field onto your form, switch to form editing mode and click the tool.
See also: Adding interactive fields
To edit a text field, right-click the field and select Properties... on the shortcut menu.
See also: Editing interactive fields
Text field properties
On the General tab, you can specify the general properties of the text field (field name, pop-up tip, size, etc.).
Field Name - This is a required property. It will be displayed above the field in form editing mode. Each field must have a unique name. Field names must not start or end with a full stop or contain two or more consecutive full stops.
Tooltip - The text of the tip that appears when you point to the field in fill-out mode.
Max Number of Symbols - The maximum number of characters that can be entered into the field. If no value is specified, text of any length can be entered.
Required - If this option is selected, the field will be marked as required.
Read-Only - If this option is selected, the user will not be able to edit the field.
Width and Height - These boxes specify the size of the field in units selected in the Units box. The size of a field cannot be 0.
- The width and height of the field are independent of each other.
- The width and height of the field can only be changed in proportion to each other.
X and Y - These boxes contain the horizontal and vertical coordinates of the field. The coordinates start from the top left corner of the page.
Units - The measurement units for the field dimensions specified in the Width and Height boxes. The width and height of a field can be specified in centimeters, inches, or points.
On the Appearance tab, you can specify frame thickness and color, fill color, and font size and color.
Fill Color - The fill color.
Stroke Color - The color of the frame enclosing the field.
Thickness - The thickness of the frame enclosing the field.
Font Color - The color of text typed into the field.
Font Name - The font to be used for text typed into the field.
Font Size - The size of text typed into the field.
Set as Default Style - The current settings will be used for any new text fields that you create.
On the Format tab, you can specify what type of data can be entered into the field by selecting the desired data type from the Format drop-down list. Two data types are available:
Select Text from the Format drop-down list to allow users to enter any text in this field.
This format is suitable for entering text, numbers, passwords, e-mail addresses, and other textual data.
Field Type - Indicates how many lines of text the field may contain.
- Single Line - The field may contain only one line of text.
- Multiline - The field may contain any number of lines.
Select Date from the Format drop-down list to allow users to enter a date into this field.
In fill-out mode, clicking this field will display a calendar, where the user can quickly select a date.
View - The format to be used for the date.
Users will be able to enter a date in any format. However, when a user finishes entering the date, it will be reduced to the format specified in the View box.
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