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Textboxes

When to use?

Textbox makes it possible for the respondent to enter a brief text as a response.

How to create?

To create a Textbox, 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.

Changing the question to “Text area” instead of “Textbox” gives you a larger area for the free text response and is more suitable for longer comments and suggestions.

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. For a textbox, you can choose a lower limit by entering the desired character limit into the Max. characters field.

How to customise?

Required: Click “Required” if you want the response of this question to be mandatory.
Numerical: Click “Numerical” if you want only numerical values (digits) to be approved as a response.
Email Address: Click “Email Address” if only an e-mail address is valid as a response.
Date: Click “Date” if you want to add a calender to your questionnaire.
External parameter: Click “External parameter” to be able to capture external parameters in the survey URL.
Max characters: Adds a limit to the maximum number of characters that the answer may consist of.

 

Textboxes in respondent view:

 

Text area in respondent view: