Question Types: Text Questions

Written by Hanna Smith

Last published at: May 8th, 2018

Text questions will accept any type of response as long as it does not exceed the character limit.

  • A “Text Box” is used to capture short answers, typically a response no more than one sentence long. A text box can only accept up to 250 characters and is commonly used to capture percentages, GPAs or can be used as a Signature Line. A text box will allow alpha and numeric characters as well as punctuation (commas, decimals etc) and symbols (percentage sign etc.)
  • A “Text Area” is used to capture narrative type answers up to 10,000 characters, which is about a 3 page MS Word single-spaced document.
    • Text areas are commonly used to capture information like the Project Description or Proposal Summary