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How to use the text (multiple lines) block

Learn everything you need to know to use the text (multiple lines) block in your forms.

When to use

Use the text (multiple lines) block to let your respondents enter a text answer that can contain line breaks. Usually used for long text answers, like explanations.

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Demonstration of a text multiple lines block.

How to use

Add a new block to your form and then select the question type Text (multiple lines). You can now customize this block to your needs with the following features.

Basic features

Each question block has basic features to present the block the way you need, for example Name, Description and Help text. And most of the question blocks have common options, like the Required and Exportability options.

More information about these basic features can be found in the help article about our form builder.

Additional features

On top of those basic features, the text (multiple lines) block has the following advanced options:

  • Transform

    By enabling the Transform feature, you can determine how the answered text should be transformed. For example you can capitalize certain parts of the answer, or convert all characters to lowercase/uppercase.

  • Prefill

    By enabling the Prefill feature, you can set a fixed initial value of the text block (more information about prefilling).

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Advanced settings of the text multiple lines block.


Logic is important to make your forms smart and conversational. The text (multiple lines) block can work with the following branch conditions to help you with that:

Block conditions

  • Text matches your filter;
  • Text does not match your filter;
  • Text contains your filter;
  • Text does not contain your filter;
  • Text starts with your filter;
  • Text ends with your filter;
  • Text is empty;
  • Text is not empty.


When we mention your filter above, there are some different filters that you can use to make the right comparison:

  • Text - Compare with a fixed text that you enter;
  • Value - Compare with another block value entered in the form by a respondent (more info).


You can use the calculator block to perform calculations with given answers. The text (multiple lines) block supports the following calculation operations:

  • Compare - Compare a text and output a value based on the result of the comparison;
  • Character count - Count the number of characters in a text;
  • Word count - Count the number of words in a text;
  • Line count - Count the number of lines in a text;
  • Count occurrences - Count the number of occurrences of a certain text, character or regular expression in a text;
  • Convert to number - Convert a text to a number value.

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