Max character length for text entry?

I need to cap the max character lengths for some text entry fields but I do not see an option (or properties for that matter) that allow me to do that. The reason I ask is because I have some variables that are set for first and last names. Later in my project I have some captions that display those entries. However, the text shrinks when it is longer than the caption's size. I notice, too, that the captions do not resize at runtime. That only resize while you are editing the text in the Slide View. Is this a bug? I need the names to appear but I don't want them to reduce in size. 

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John DePauw

Hi Leslie,

The problem I had with the Essay question is you're limited to one per slide. My issue required multiple text entry boxes on the slide. Steve's javascript solution was helpful in allowing me to limit characters with text boxes. The essay question is a good option if either A: you only have one box on the page, or B: if you set something up where once the user clicks a submit button, the essay content is stored in a variable and printed somewhere else, and the box is reset to blank, allowing the user to enter a different data set into the box for a second response on the same slide.

Jac Hutchinson

this is still a much needed feature. You can't use an essay when you want more than one text entry field requiring a character limit to be added to a page. There are fixes out there for javascript, but including this would be an incredibly smart feature. And Yes, this is now my third time submitting a request - one for SL, one for SL2 and now for SL360.

Wes Davis

Any development software should have a feature to both limit, and mask text input fields. As StoryLine tries to keep things easy to use, customization through code is very limited. Your Software Engineers should implement Max Character Length, Character Restrictions (0-9, A-Z, etc...) and Character Masking (*******) options to text input fields.

These are essential for development. (You can see that from 5 years of requesting it) That's my 2 cents.