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The online automated translators tend to use campo (ie. a field, like a soccer field) for this, but I'm not sure if this appropriate.

What is the proper translation here to refer to a field on a computer form?

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Campo translates seamlessly to all what field means in English: a form gap, some sport pitch, a rural zone.

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Even a field of knowledge: un campo de conocimiento. –  CesarGon Mar 14 '12 at 12:37
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In Puerto Rico (Castilian-Spanish) the slang "campo" is commonly used, but I use "encasillado", which people here equate to a box.

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Campo is OK. You could also use "casillero" or "casilla" in this context.

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+1. Just note that casillero/casilla tend to mean checkbox rather than a field in general. –  vemv Mar 16 '12 at 3:38
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