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How to allow for free text input in the response form?
When building the response form, the
Text question can be utilized to allow for free text input. Creating a
Text question can be achieved by following these steps:
- In the Template Designer, navigate to the
- Enter the
This will be displayed to end-user and will guide them to provide the relevant answer
- Optionally, set additional settings to the question
Required: Enable this option if the user should be prevented from finalizing the generation of the template if the input is missing. An asterisk will be displayed in the response form to indicate that the question is mandatory.
Hint text: Prepopulate the question to guide the user when filling in the response form of the expected answer. The hint text will be deleted when the user selects the question.
Reference name: Will be prepopulated based on the question title. The reference name will be displayed when utilizing the form responses smart field and is also the
Nameutilized in the binding syntax.
Prefill text: Prepopulate the question to guide the user when filling in the response form of the expected answer. The prefill text can be edited and will remain when the user selects the question. It can utilize simple text or the binding syntax to achieve more complex use cases.
Textbox height: Set the height of the textbox in lines of text. The default height of a text question is set to 1 line.
Spacing before: Edit the space between the question and the elements above it in the response form (none, medium, or large).
Space after: Edit the space between the question and the elements below it in the response form (none, medium, or large).
Helptext prefix: Add additional help text above the question to guide the user when filling in the response form of the expected answer.
Helptext postfix: Add additional help text below the question to guide the user when filling in the response form of the expected answer.
Max lenght: Restrict the number of characters that can be entered by the user when answering the question.
Share value: Enable this option if the same question will be utilized in the response form of dynamic text elements or slides that would be inserted when generating a document or a presentation. The answer to this question will be reused to avoid prompting the user with redundant questions.
Add to form
Textquestion will be added to the response form
- The question will be displayed in the form responses smart field using its
Reference nameof the question can be utilized in binding syntax to achieve more complex use cases using the Custom text binding smart field or to set template settings and properties.
Text question examples
Required subject question for a letter
Text question using " Subject:" as the
Question title and the
Larger text question to input the address of the recipient for a letter
Text question using " Address of the recipient:" as the
Question title, editing the
Textbox height, and adding