In this article we'll go in depth on how to set up and create Text Area Fields in your Matrak account with multi line comments and text support.
Having more space in your Text Area Fields can be highly beneficial for several reasons. With more text space, teams can provide and see more detailed documentation and record-keeping between team members, enabling them to share important information about materials or any issues that may arise during the construction process.
Overall, having more text space in a material tracking app can help construction teams to be more efficient, accurate, and productive, ultimately leading to better project outcomes.
In this article we'll go over how to:
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How to set up your project to support long comments
We need some pre-setup to ensure users can view and edit long comments on each platform:
Go to the Edit Record Types page
Select the Record Type you want to add a text-area field to
Right-click the field you want to add above or below
Select ‘Insert 1 above’ or ‘Insert 1 below’ on the popup menu
Select the ‘Text Area’ field and click on it
Input the field name as you want
How can I view and edit the text-area description on the Material Card?
To view your long comments on the material card, simply open the Record card and drag the corner of the text box to expand the appearance.
To add more information to this text area, click and type as normal.
How can I view and edit the text-area description on the Custom Reports page?
To edit long comments on the custom reports page double click on the text area, and it will expand allowing you to input text.
To view simply hover over any text area that has been set up with a Text Area field and it will show you an overview of the text without having to click in to edit.
Tip: Use enter button to change the line, and just click on other places to save the change
How can I view and edit the text-area description on the mobile APP?
To view and edit this text area, click on this area, and the full comment box will pop up. You can view the full information here and can edit it if you want. Once finish typing, you can click on the ‘Done’ button to save the change or click on the ‘Cancel’ button to un-save it.