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What is a Checkbox and what is it used for?
Checkboxes should be used when multiple response alternatives can be chosen.
How do I customize my Checkbox?
As you can see you have a selection of options for your Checkbox on top of the dialogue box. Let’s take a quick look at what these do, as well as the basics.
Add the question itself, and some answer alternatives. Double-click the top row to add the question, and then start adding your answer alternatives. Jump between the options by using the Tap-key on your keyboard.
Use the Add More button to add more options. These do not have to be in the correct order when added, you can move them around ass you wish later. Grab the spotted square on the left side of the alternative and drop it where you want it.
The keen eye will also notice the remove option next to each answer alternatives.
Note: We advise you not to delete answer options after the survey has been activated and you have started to receive answers. This may cause you losing response data or cause data offset in your report.
Required is used if you want the response of this question to be mandatory. This means that the respondents need to answer the question to proceed to the next page or your survey.
Horizontal is used if you want the response alternatives to be presented horizontally in the survey. It will also be displayed horizontally in Editing Mode if this alternative is selected. Note: It is not possible to use Add textbox to last option when displaying the boxes horizontally.
Min is used to enter the minimum number of answer options that the respondent can answer.
Max is used to enter the maximum number of answer options that the respondent can answer.
Add textbox to last option is used 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 when using the alternative “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.
Save as 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.
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 to the textbox, with a line break between the options.
Random order is used if you want all response alternatives to be presented in a random order.
Random order -1 is used if you want all response alternatives, except the last option, to be presented in a random order. E.g. when the last alternative has a textbox.
Random order -2 is used if you want all response alternatives, except the last two alternatives, to be presented in a random order. E.g. when the last alternative has a textbox.
Last option overrules is used if you want to have an exclusive last option to your question. For example None of the above. When last option is selected all other answer options will be disabled and no longer selectable as long as the last option is checked. If combined with Add textbox to last option the last option will be added with a textbox and the second to last box will overrule the other.
When you are satisfied with your settings, click Save and preview your page to check that everything is the way that you wanted it to be.
How does the Checkbox look for the respondent in the survey?
If you have chosen the options to be displayed horizontally, it will look like this: