chars

The number of characters from the field to display in the output. Useful for creating excerpts.

<perch:content type="text" id="heading" label="Heading" chars="100" />

The append attribute can be used with both words and chars to append a string at the end of the truncated text, for example, an ellipsis.

<perch:content type="text" id="heading" label="Heading" chars="100" append="..." />