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Checkboxes

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    When to use?

    Checkboxes should be used when multiple response alternatives can be chosen.

    How to create?

    To create a checkbox, you click the option in the menu on the left hand side of the screen and it will be added as the last question at the bottom of the page you are currently editing. You will be given an option to specify the question with a description or heading but this field can be left blank.

    To add answer alternatives to your question, click “Click to edit text” on the specific row you wish to add the alternative to.
    To add more rows to your question press the following icon:

    To delete an added alternative, hold your cursor over the alternative and press the following icon:

    Note: We advise you not to delete answer alternatives after the survey has been activated and you have started to receive answers. This may cause you to lose response data or cause data offset in your report.

     

    How to customise?

    Required: Click “Required” if you want the response of this question to be mandatory.
    Horizontal: Click “Horizontal” if you want the response alternatives to be presented horizontally in the survey.
    Random order: Click Random order” if you want all response alternatives to be presented in a random order.
    Random order -1: Click Random order -1″ if you want all response alternatives, except the last alternative, to be presented in a random order.
    Random order -2: Click Random order -2″ if you want all response alternatives, except the last two alternatives, to be presented in a random order.
    Max: Enter the maximum number of answer options that the respondent can answer.
    Min: Enter the minimum number of answer options that the respondent can answer.
    Add textbox to last option: Click “Add textbox to last option” to add a textbox linked to the last answer option. For example, if you want the respondent to write something other than the default options (for example, “Other”). Note: The character limit for the textbox/text area is 32,000 characters. This is set as the limit because it is the maximum amount of characters that fit into an Excel cell and, hence, ensures that export is possible.
    Hide header: Will attempt to hide the alternative names and only display each of the individual buttons.
    Add many: Will give you the possibility to add large quantities of response alternatives by copying and pasting them from an Excel list or text document. To use this, click “Add many” and then paste all response options into the textbox, with a line break between the options.
    Save as: This will give you the option to change question type.  You can use this option for radio buttons, checkboxes and drop-down menus.

    Note: We advise you not to use “Save as” after the survey has been activated and you have started to receive answers. This may cause you to lose response data or cause data offset in your report.

     

    Checkboxes in respondent view

    Horizontal checkbox in respondent view:

     

    Question and Answers

    Question: Can I add text boxes to several answer options of my radio button question?
    Answer: No, that is currently not possible. You can only add a text box to the last answer option. If you need several free-text answers, consider creating several textboxes on one page.