I understand that the forms are dynamically generated. I did not know they came from the database. That explains a lot.
I was hoping one of the .php files (like add_field.php) could be modified so that when I ask the editor to add a text field, it would actually add 5 or 50 of them. I knew it was a long shot but thought it was worth a try.
Or maybe a custom "duplicate field" function could be created that would duplicate 5 or 50 fields at a time.
Or someone who actually knows how this stuff works (I'm in over my head) would have an idea how to increase the efficiency of creating tons of duplicate fields.
I will be able to do this the traditional way but the tech world is so full of faster workarounds that I had to seek advice.