This element creates a box that the user can type open ended answers in.

Step 1 - Enter the question text in the text box.

Step 2 - Select the maximum number of characters a user can enter when filling out this question.

  • By default the character limit is set to 250 characters.
  • The maximum allotted characters can be 8000.
  • If the limit is set to 150 or lower the box will show as one line; anything greater than 150 will be a larger text area.

Step 3 - Select if you would like to use a pseudonym.

Step 4 - Select if you would like to capture one response for multiple subjects.

  • This is used for participant (multiple), entity (multiple), family, and collection subject types.

Step 5 - Select if this question requires an answer before being saved.

Step 6 - Set the question placement options.

Recording with this Element Type

When filling out the text element type, simply center text into the box to record an answer.
150 character limit:

150 plus character limit:

Drag and drop the arrow in the bottom right corner to expand the text box.

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