Paragraph box

Use this widget to give the user the opportunity to enter free text longer than one line, such as customer feedback.

After you have dragged the Paragraph box form widget in your form, click the Edit button in the upper-right corner of the widget.
The Paragraph text box window appears, displaying the following tabs:

Label and texts

On this tab, perform the following:

  1. In Label input field enter the label of the paragraph box.
    For example, Feedback or Comments.
    The label is displayed above, to the right, or to the left of the paragraph box, depending on what settings you have made for the form. For more information, see Design forms » Settings.
  2. If needed, in Instructional text, enter instructions or explanatory text for the paragraph box. The text is displayed bellow the paragraph box.
  3. If required, in Predefined value, enter a predefined value of the paragraph box that is displayed in the box by default and the user can change it.
    For example, enter Type your feedback here…
  4. If you want to make the paragraph box mandatory, select the Make required checkbox.
    A textbox appears, where you enter the error message that is displayed, if the user does not fill out the paragraph box.
  5. If you click Advanced: Name for developers, you can change the automatically generated name that is used to refer to the widget in the code. To change it, click Change and enter the new name.

NOTE: You can add validation to the paragraph box. For example, you can require the user enters a valid email address.
For more information, see Validate the user input.


On this tab, perform the following:

  1. In Range input fields, enter the minimum and maximum number of characters that a user can enter in the paragraph box.
    If you do not want to impose limits to the paragraph box, leave the Max input filed empty and the Min input field 0.
  2. Enter an error message that is displayed, if the user enters less than or more than the selected limits.


On this tab, perform the following:

  1. In Paragraph Text box size dropdown, select the size of the box.
  2. In CSS class input field, you can choose a class name for the paragraph box, if later you want to set a CSS style for this particular box.

When you are finished, click Save.

For more information about advanced configuration options, see Advanced configuration of widgets.

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