While the purpose of many SmartSuite fields is self-explanatory, there are times when it would be useful to have help text to guide users in providing the correct information or selecting the right value.
Fields that support help text
Most SmartSuite field types support help text. Due to the way they are displayed, a small handful of "system" fields (the ones SmartSuite automatically creates and controls) do not support help text. They include:
Adding or modifying help text
To add help text to a field:
Select the field dropdown for the field you want to add help text to
Select Modify Field Settings option.
Select the Help Text tab
Enter up to 250 characters of help text
Choose your (Record View) display type
Click Update Field to save your changes
You'll see the number of characters you have left below the lower-right corner of the help text entry area.
To modify field help text, simply follow the same steps as adding help text, make your updates, and save your changes.
Viewing Help Text
Depending on the display type selected, you will be able to see the help text as either a hoverable tooltip or as a short paragraph of text below the field name.
You can do this in the field settings under the "Help Text Appearance" Section.
As a Tooltip
Below the Field Name
Removing help text from a field
To remove field help text, simply to go Modify Fields Settings in the field dropdown, delete the help text, and update the field. You'll know you've deleted everything when the words Write Here are displayed.