Plain text field

Plain text field

A plain text field is an input field for short-form text without formatting or styling. Unlike rich text, which focuses on formatting such as bold, italics, colors, and other visual modifications, plain text displays unformatted content.

The absence of formatting options ensures a smaller size compared to rich text files, allowing for efficient storage, processing, and retrieval. Plain text fields use the .txt file extension, which almost all word processors support, making them popular among web developers using markup languages like HTML and CSS. 

Web forms, messaging apps, and other applications where users need to provide or interact with simple, unstyled text often leverage plain text fields to ensure simplicity, ease of use, and compatibility across different platforms and devices. 

Check out Webflow University’s lesson on plain text fields to learn how to create and customize your own.

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