I have created a new column for my Announcement App, and I defined the “Number of lines for editing: ” = 1. But when adding new item to the announcement, user can enter more than one line for this new column ? Any idea why is this happening ?

1 Answer 1


That doesn't have any effect on how much content a user can enter, it only effects how large the input field is rendered on the new/edit pages. If you want to limit the amount of text, you'd either have to set it as a single line of text field (which caps at 255 characters) or create a validation sccript that checks for a max number of characters and prevents the item from being saved if it exceeds it.

  • Thanks for the answer. It's things like this that make me hate SharePoint with a burning passion.
    – niaher
    Sep 3, 2014 at 15:56

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service and acknowledge you have read our privacy policy.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.