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2088894 - System: Auto-Expanding Text Areas and Setting your form formatting preferences - BizX Platform


  • What Are Auto-Expanding Text Areas?


  • BizX Platform


Your company determined the form content and layout to meet business requirements. You can't change the content or the layout design, but you can optimize how information is displayed on the form.

You can choose to have:

  • Text areas automatically expand as you type.
  • PTM automatically validate the information you enter in some fields, such as in date fields.

When you select these options, your form displays information better, but depending on your company's network setup, your form might take longer to load and display. You can always turn off the formatting options if you want your forms to load faster.


Setting your form preferences

  • From the top right tool links, click Options.
  • From the left menu, click Form Formatting.
  • To turn on form formatting, do any of the following:
  • To have text areas on the form automatically expand as you type, select the Auto-Expanding Text Areas checkbox. Select this checkbox if you want the system to automatically resize a form's text areas to fit the content, when you first load the form, and as you're entering text.
  • Unselecting this checkbox can speed up form opening and refreshing.
  • To have PTM automatically check data entered in some fields, select the Field Validation checkbox. Fields with invalid information will display the text in red.
  • Unselecting this checkbox can speed up form opening and refreshing.
  • Click Save.

Optional: To turn off the formatting options, clear the appropriate checkbox, and click Save.


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