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Hmmm... not as far as I know. It's more an HTML issue than anything to do with FMP though.

You can use field validation to do it: the user will get a warining after submitting the form that they've typed too much, but that might not be what you want either.

Perhaps somebody will have some Java code to do it!

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There's an excellent javascript (free use too!!) from Ronnie Moore> It even has a counter that tell you how many characters are left.

<!-- TWO STEPS TO INSTALL LIMIT TEXTAREA:

1. Copy the coding into the HEAD of your HTML document

2. Add the last code into the BODY of your HTML document -->

<!-- STEP ONE: Paste this code into the HEAD of your HTML document -->

<HEAD>

<SCRIPT LANGUAGE="JavaScript">

<!-- Original: Ronnie T. Moore -->

<!-- Web Site: The JavaScript Source -->

<!-- Dynamic 'fix' by: Nannette Thacker -->

<!-- Web Site: http://www.shiningstar.net -->

<!-- This script and many more are available free online at -->

<!-- The JavaScript Source!! http://javascript.internet.com -->

<!-- Begin

function textCounter(field, countfield, maxlimit) {

if (field.value.length > maxlimit) // if too long...trim it!

field.value = field.value.substring(0, maxlimit);

// otherwise, update 'characters left' counter

else

countfield.value = maxlimit - field.value.length;

}

// End -->

</script>

</HEAD>

<!-- STEP TWO: Copy this code into the BODY of your HTML document -->

<BODY>

<!-- textCounter() parameters are: text field, the count field, max length -->

<center>

<form name=myform action="YOUR-SCRIPT.CGI">

<font size="1" face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif"> ( You may enter up to 125 characters. )<br>

<textarea name=message wrap=physical cols=28 rows=4 onKeyDown="textCounter(this.form.message,this.form.remLen,125);" onKeyUp="textCounter(this.form.message,this.form.remLen,125);"></textarea>

<br>

<input readonly type=text name=remLen size=3 maxlength=3 value="125"> characters left</font>

</form>

</center>

<p><center>

<font face="arial, helvetica" SIZE="-2">Free JavaScripts provided<br>

by <a href="http://javascriptsource.com">The JavaScript Source</a></font>

</center><p>

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