Notes forms contain several types of fields. Some are automatically filled in and others are fields in which you enter information. Notes fields in which you enter data are easily identified because they are the white boxesusually to the right or below the text that describes the fieldwhere you type in information, as you have seen in the subject of a Mail Memo form.
The following list describes the common field types you find in Notes database forms. Not all forms contain all of these elements.
To enter information into a field, click inside of the field and begin typing. To move from field to field on a form, press the Tab key.
Most fields within the mail database are not fixed-length fields; they grow in size as you type information into them. In some cases, a database designer can make a field fixed-length to keep the integrity of the data consistent. For example, he might design the area code field to accept only three characters.
For the most part, information that you place in Notes fields can be copied, moved, or deleted as you would in any word processor. However, as stated above, the ability to format text and paragraphs in a field is reserved for rich text fields.