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reduce text area of text type field

on 4/25/14, 4:05 AM 4,802 views


How to reduce text area of the text field. I have tried and text area reduced but values are not saved in that. Can anyone help ?

Nikunj Ladava (nla)
On 2/3/17, 12:38 AM

Hello Nehal,

i have solution for your problem i think it will help you.

First you have to create any  field of Text in your py file

comment = fields.Text(string="Comment")

and while using this field in your xml file you need to give width  for it.


<field name="comment" style=' max-width: 1150px;  width: 500px'/>

so max width for your textarea is 1150 pixel and minimum width is 500 pixel

On 6/2/14, 5:19 AM


Below code is useful to reduce text area

<fields name="notes" class="notes_width"/>

In your static/src/css/file.css


    height:100% !important;
    margin-left:10px !important;
    margin-top:10px !important;

Not worked for me. Have you checked?

on 6/2/14, 7:21 AM
On 4/25/14, 10:38 AM

Hi Nehal,

You can use size attribute to the fields.text to customize the size of your text area according to your need.

For Example:

'notes': fields.text('Notes', size=200, help='Add Notes'),

Let me know if you want something else.



This will restrict the characters entered in Textarea. And I want to reduct textarea not the characters.

on 5/29/14, 1:42 AM

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