Controlling the Size of Text Fields and Areas

The size of form items such as text fields and text areas is based on the number of characters, so the default value of 12 will allow for 12 characters to be entered. The size of the form item in Freeway will look slightly larger than it will in the browser. To fix this you can do one of two things:

  1. Select your form item and go open the Extended dialog from the Item menu. In here enter size in the Name field and multiply the size in the Inspector palette by 1.5, so if you have the default 12 in the Inspector enter 18 in the Value field.
  2. Use the Freeze Form Action to force the width of your form item to a specific size such as 250px. The height can also be amended using this Action.