I have a dialog that puts a comment in a small textbox on a PDF export. The textbox has room for 10 lines of 100 characters (1000 characters maximum).
The field currently looks like this:
I have a counter on the bottom-right that states the maximum amount of characters the user can enter (including spaces). However, there is also a maximum amount of lines.
Is it OK to just add another label with like 1/10 ? Do i need to add 100 characters to the counter whenever the user adds a new line?
In the example above, the user has effectively used 303 characters, but only typed 9 characters
I'm not really sure how to inform the user about these limitations without confusion
I figured that it's better to show the maximum amount of lines instead of characters, and make sure that the user cannot input more than 100 characters per line. This way, I don't really need to create weird calculations whenever the user hits enter.