Eliminating Double Periods
If you still have questions or prefer to get help directly from an agent, please submit a request.
We’ll get back to you as soon as possible.
- Installations and Emergencies!
- The Learning Curve
- Deep Dives on Specific Features
- The Community Treasure Chest
- Word Warriors®
- Resource Library
- News and Updates
Here's another annoying problem that used to cause trouble for form creators, now easily remedied by TheFormToolPRO. Consider this one-sentence form that requires a company name:
The company's name is ________.
If the name of the company is "Acme Incorporated", the form looks fine:
The company's name is Acme Incorporated.
But if the name of the company is "Acme, Inc.", you end up with two periods at the end of the sentence:
The company's name is Acme, Inc..
Yuck! The solution is the conditional period. When creating the form, select the period character and click the Condition button to turn it into a conditional period. When the form is used, the conditional period automatically disappears if it is preceded by another period, with no extra effort or attention required from the form user.
Originally submitted by Scott Campbell