Inquisit Language Reference
The linelength attribute determines the horizontal width of the response textbox in terms of the number of characters that fit on a single row.
|integer||An integer indicating the width of the response textbox|
The actual width of the textbox is calculated using the width of the widest character (usually "W") in the character set. Given that most response input would likely consist of narrower characters ("I"), the actual number of characters that would fit on a single row will almost always be greater than linelength. The default setting is 20.
The following sets the line length to 40:
/ linelength = 40