How To: Create 'Text: Boxes Per Letter'
Create Text Fields where each letter (character), has its own box.
On many standard forms, you have fields where there is a box for each character.
Take this Social Security Number field on the latest USCIS I-9 form.
If you were to draw a box across the entire Social Security Number Field, the number would be overlayed and left aligned. This would look pretty messy.
Not to worry, Anvil has a special box type called Text: Boxes Per Letter to help you format information so that it fits nicely, and legibly on to the form.
Navigate to the PDF Editor
Creating a "Text: Boxes Per Letter"
- Select or draw a box into the area where the first character should be printed.
- Change the Type of the box to be "Text: Boxes Per Letter".
- Click on blue "add another box" link button at the bottom of the Configuration Menu.
- Now draw or select another box on the PDF.
(Tip: You can draw boxes from top right to bottom left. This might be easier if you have a lot of boxes right next to each other.)
- Repeat steps 3-4 until you have added all of the necessary boxes.
You can map any Web Form field type to a Text: Boxes Per Letter PDF field, except for Images and File Uploads. Any characters beyond the number of boxes, will be ignored.
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