Welcome to our community, Lee
When you first insert the variable you are given the option to assign the number of characters as shown below. Unfortunately, once you have inserted a variable I'm not seeing any way to alter it other than to delete and re-insert.
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Thanks, it worked. I had not been using the insert function, I had just been typing in the variable, so was not seeing the character field.
Lee W. Pierce
Chemical And Mental Health Services
MN Department of Human Services
3301 7th Avenue North
Anoka, MN 55303
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The Maximum Length is set when you add a variable display field to a text caption, not on the variable itself.
Take a text caption, select where you want the field to be, click the Insert Variable icon in the Properties panel, and when the dialog appears, you can set the field's Maximum Length to whatever number of characters you need.
Sneaky little icon! Thank you. I appreciate your quick answer.