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Rich Text field and character limit

  Asked By: Mrigendra    Date: Dec 06    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 5626

I have "multiple lines of text" field which can allow
rich text in a custom document library. Now, when the end user is
uploading some document, I want to restrict the user to enter only few
notes in this field. It could be around 255 chars. But when rich text
functionality is enabled, behind the scenes we have HTML getting
generated right. So, though the user does not really enter 255 chars,
he still keeps getting error that the char limit has been crossed.

I do not want to enable "Unlimited number of chars" for that field
because I want to restrict the number of chars entered in that field.

Can somebody please help me on this issue? It will really make my day.
I have a deadline that I am trying to meet.

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2 Answers Found

 
Answer #1    Answered By: Abhinivesh Suvarna     Answered On: Dec 06

Is Rich text  a requirement? If so, there really isn't a good solution
for this as the number of characters of markup can vary widely. If Rich
Text is not a requirement, you can disable it for the existing field  and
use your character  limit, or just switch to using the normal text field
which is limited to 255 chars OOTB.

 
Answer #2    Answered By: Micheal Knight     Answered On: Dec 06

Yes, rich  text field  is a requirement. Any help?

 
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