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Can you display a text field as a TEXTAREA?

From Howard Katz (HKatz@FocusedManagement.com):

Simply code your text field as "Allow multi-values", then on the Options tab, check "New line" for "Separate values when user enters" and "Display separate values with". This plain text field will then be displayed as a TEXTAREA. You can set the HTML attributes of the field to adjust the size of the TEXTAREA.

From Justin Freeman:
Note that you'll need separate web and Notes forms to do this: Add some passthru HTML text where you want the textarea to show up:

Then create a hidden computed field at the bottom of the page. Set the value to "comments" (the same name as the field).

Applies to Notes Versions: 4 4.5 4.6 5 6 6.5 7
Last Modified: November 1, 2004