“Ask for Input” gives basically a single line for the user to type in.
I realize it’s possible to put newlines in that box using ⌥+Enter but I would like to make the box bigger.
But if there’s a way to do that, I can’t figure out how.
If not, I guess this is a feature request.
I can't find anything named "Ask for Input".
Do you mean Prompt for User Input action?
Then I agree. We definitely need a "text area" input control.
Besides the Prompt for User Input action, it will also be wonderful if the text boxes in Search and Replace action can be bigger.
Currently I use this workaround to set text into a variable like this:
Though it works, it takes time to do this.
The implementation is crude, but you can do something like this with AppleScript:
set ddText to text returned of (display dialog ¬
"Please Enter Some Text…" default answer ¬
" with title "DEMO")
Other than that the only way at present would be a Custom HTML Prompt action.
That’s a good idea, given the constraints of what is currently possible.
Now I only wish I remembered what I trying to use this for in Aug 2019!
Chances are that I still could use it somewhere, I just need to pay attention until I come across it again.