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I want to add a long text field to a form. What should I do?
I want to add a long text field to a form. What should I do?
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Add a long text field


With the long text field, the form respondent can enter a long text to answer the question and add line breaks in his response.

For example, you can use a long text field to automate the preparation of a work contract by collecting the description of the job missions.

Compare to the short answer field with a maximum of 254 characters, long answer field allows the form respondent to add up to 1500 characters.

Be aware that with a long text field, all the text of the imported document will shift down, which can lead to an incorrect position of the mention and/or signature fields.

Tips to prevent breaking document layout


To prevent an incorrect position of the mention and/or signature fields when adding a long text field, we suggest:

  • To add a review step (in the form settings)

    It will be possible to reposition the mention and/or signature fields before sending the document to be signed.

Or

  • To edit the source document (in Google docs or Word) and add a page break before mentions and signatures locations
    The text of the previous pages can be shifted down without impacting the position of other fields.

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