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When to use?

Dropdowns should be used when only one of multiple response alternatives can be chosen, but the list of response alternatives are too long to be displayed. For example, if you want your respondents to select what country they are from. Instead of displaying all the options, you can simply add them in a drop down menu.

How to create?

To create a Dropdown, you click the option in the menu on the left hand of the screen, 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. This field can of course 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, or use “Add many” to paste a pre-existing list.
To add more rows in your question press the following icon:

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

Note: We advice not to delete answer alternatives after the survey has been activated and started to receive answers since you may 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.
Random order: Click Random order” if you want all response alternatives to be presented in a random order.
Add many: Will give you the possibility to add large quantities of response alternatives by copy and pasting them from an Excel list or text document. To use this, click “Add many” and then paste all response options to the textbox, with a line break between the options.
Save as: This will give you the option change question type.  You can use this option for Radiobuttons, Checkboxes and Drop-down menus.

Note: We advice not to use “Save as” after the survey has been activated and started to receive answers since you may lose response data in your report.


Dropdown in respondent view: