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Look groups
Looks are organized into groups. Ideally, all of the Looks in a group are formatted so that when they are used together, they create a document with a consistent style. There is no limit to the number of Look groups that you can have. You might have different Look groups for different clients and different types of surveys. You can use many different Looks within one document. However, you must ensure that all of the Looks you apply to a document are part of the same Look group.
You can have more than one Look for each Look type within each Look group. For example, you can have one Look for categorical questions with the mark fields to the right of the category texts, and another Look for categorical questions with the mark fields to the left.
In each Look group, you must define a default Look for each Look type. When you load a questionnaire definition with a specific Look group for the first time, the default Looks in that Look group are applied to the items in the questionnaire. After the questionnaire definition is loaded, you can apply different Looks to individual items or groups of items. When you reload the same version of the questionnaire definition (for example, in a different language), you can automatically apply the same Looks as those applied previously, provided those Looks all belong to the same Look group. However, you can choose not to do this and to load the questionnaire definition with the default Looks in the same or another Look group.
See also
What are Looks?
How do Looks work?
Installed Look groups
Types of Looks and questionnaire items
Understanding Looks
Mark fields and character fields
Formatting questionnaires with Looks