The Text Box and Text Area question types allow the user to type their response. Numeric characters, punctuation, and symbols are allowed in responses to these questions. Both question types allow you to set a character limit for responses.
Text Box Question Type
A text box is used to capture short answers, typically no more than one sentence. The maximum character limit that can be set for this question type is 250 characters.
Text Area Question Type
A text area is used to capture longer, narrative responses. The maximum character limit that can be set for this question type is 10,000 characters (equivalent to approximately a 3.5 page single-spaced document).