The Paragraph Text element allows users to type in data into a large text box that can display multiple lines of text.


Element Properties

Beyond the properties common to all elements, the Paragraph Text element has the following additional properties:


Placeholder

Text entered in this box will appear in the element’s text field as long as there is no value saved in the field. If the form is submitted without entering a value, the Placeholder text will not be saved with the response. For this reason, it is safe to enter examples or instructions in the Placeholder box, such as ‘mm-dd-yyyy’ or ‘(###) ###-####’.

 

Predefined Value

Text entered in this box will appear in the element’s text field as long as there is no other value saved in the field. Unlike the Placeholder property, this value will actually be saved with the response on submittal if the user does not change it. 


Predefined Value is meant to be used when there is a particular value that the great majority of responses will have. This saves the users some time and typing. 

This property should not be used in conjunction with the PowerSchool Field property as the two properties conflict and will cause slower load times.

 

Field Size

Options are Small, Medium and Large. This sets the width of the text box, or how many characters are visible in the box at one time. It does not affect the number of characters that can be entered into the field.