How can we improve the newest version of Windward Studios Products?

New variable type to support longer blocks of text

I am creating a cover letter report. I want to set the default text for the body of the letter but allow the user to modify it prior to report generation, and it should have multiple paragraphs. The existing Text variable doesn't support line breaks, so this is not possible. Please add a new variable type (e.g., TextArea) that would be more appropriate for longer blocks of text than what was probably intended/envisioned with the existing Text type variable.

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  • AdminWindward Admin (Windward Staff, Windward) commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Hi Brent!

    Question for you: What form are these text bodies in as they are submitted to the template? Are they coming in as data, or input parameters? Also, how is your new line defined, are you utilizing the "\n" newline character in your data or something else?

    Thank you for your patience in helping me understand your request.

    Adam Austin
    Product Manager

  • Brent R. commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I should have said that this isn't possible without multiple variables, one per paragraph, which isn't an acceptable solution for my users.

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