Multiple Open Text question

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About multiple open text questions

A multiple open text question allows you to ask multiple text questions (open text fields) on the same screen; each question is reported separately. Each choice you add becomes a new text question on the screen.

The various options for multiple open text questions are described below. Once you have finished creating or editing your question, you will need to save it to continue editing your project. To do so, simply click done

Working with open texts (questions)

To add a open text to the screen, simply type the question text in new choice text. The text question is created automatically.

Tip: When entering several texts, you can save time by pressing the TAB key after typing each text; this takes you instantly to the new choice text box, where you can add another text. In this way, you can keep typing texts, and hitting TAB to quickly add the entire set of texts.

To edit an existing question text, simply click in the text, and make changes as required.

Tip: You can also enter texts even more rapidly by clicking quick entry. This presents the texts in a box, where you can enter each text on a separate line (type a hard return after each text to begin a new line). You can also use this mode to paste in a response list from an external document. To return to the standard way of entering choices, and reveal the response choice texts, such as anchoring, click manual entry.

To delete a question, click remove (x) to the right of the question text.

You can change the order in which the questions are presented. To do so, click the "handle" to the left of the question and drag and drop it to a new position in the list.

Working with categories

If you wish to separate the text questions into categories, click add category and specify a name. You can then add new questions underneath, or drag and drop questions into the category. You can also rearrange the order of these choices within the XML.

Note: categories do not have answers; they are simply a means of arranging the questions and providing sub-headings.

Question options

By default, the question must be answered by the respondent, but you can make it optional. To do so, select optional response. The next button is enabled as soon as the question is presented.

Details about the script code for multiple open text questions can be found here: multiple open text question (scripting).