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textbox word limit?

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By cfinlm - 6/11/2015

Hello,

I have a few text boxes within my survey items so that participants can explain certain answers more in depth qualitatively. The first person that ran the survey complained that they were cut off and could only enter a short amount of text despite the size of the box being fairly large. Here is an example of one of the questions:

<textbox Pre8>
/ caption = "Please explain why you selected the answer you did"
/ textboxsize = (70, 30)
</textbox>

Any ideas? Is there a way to make sure a large amount of text can be entered? It appears there is some code related to openended about lines but this doesnt seem to work with textbox.

I've tried running the script again both in inquisit lab and in the survey link and I don't seem to be experiencing this problem, so maybe this is an issue related to certain computers?

By Dave - 6/12/2015

A cut-off can happen because your <textbox> does not allow multi-line input. If you set

<textbox Pre8>
/ caption = "Please explain why you selected the answer you did"
/ textboxsize = (70, 30)
/ multiline = true
</textbox>

that should resolve the issue.
By cfinlm - 6/12/2015

Thank you!