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Creating single response questions
To create a question with a list of responses from which the respondent must choose one, use a single response question type. For example: “Which is your favorite type of coffee?”
See also Creating grid questions.
Creating a single response question
1 Click Insert > Question > Single Response, or press Ctrl+F1.
The new question displays in the Routings pane and in the Design pane. It has an automatically generated name: see Automatically generated names.
2 Enter the question text to be displayed to respondents in the box under Name. For example, What is the main purpose of your current journey?
3 In the first row of the Responses table that is below the question, type the text of the first response. This is the text of the response as it will be displayed to respondents. To save the response and move to a new line, press Enter or the down arrow key. Each time you do this, a new line is displayed where you can type the next response.
To correct the text of a response, use the up arrow key to move back through the list.
4 After you have added all the responses, the question is ready for use. However, you might also want to specify additional details about the question, such as whether the respondent can leave the question blank.
You specify additional details about the question using the Properties pane for the question. You specify additional details about the responses using the Design pane.
Specifying additional question details in the Properties pane
The task pane that contains several options. If it is not already visible, select Properties from the list.
Indicates whether the question is a single or multiple response question. This corresponds to the question type you chose to create. If you want to change the question type from single to multiple after creating the question, select the option from the list.
Layout Template
Attaches a layout template to the questionnaire, overriding the template specified for the questionnaire. Click the ... button, and then select the template. For more information, see Applying a style template to an individual question.
Question Template
Attaches a question template to the question, overriding the template specified for the questionnaire. Click the ... button, and then select the template.
This field is not available for Grid, Compound, Loop, Block, or Multiple Response Database questions.
Read Only
Indicates that the question is read‑only, and no response is required. Any responses that are defined for the question are disabled.
Response Required
Indicates whether the respondent must answer the question. Check this box to prevent respondents from proceeding further in an online questionnaire without filling in a response to the question. This field is not available for True/False, Text, and Display Text questions (the field setting has no affect on these question types).
If you deselect this option for a question that does not contain a No Answer response, UNICOM Intelligence Author inserts one automatically, so that respondents can choose Next for the question without having to select an answer. This response is not automatically removed if you re-enable Response Required.
Hide Question
Indicates whether the question is displayed to the respondent. Normally, respondents see all questions, but you can clear this box for questions that are filled in automatically by responses to other questions.
This field is not available when the question is grouped in a Page, Loop, or Block.
Specifying response options
The Response Order field indicates the order in which responses are displayed to respondents.
Default displays responses in the order they appear in the response list.
Random displays responses in a random order.
Rotated displays responses in rotation so that each response takes a turn at being first in the list.
Reversed displays responses in reverse order so that the last response in the list appears first.
Ascending or Descending displays responses in alphabetical order (A - Z or Z - A).
The Filter field enables you to filter the responses in the current question based on each respondent’s answer to a previous question.
1 In the first box, click All Responses, Chosen, Not Chosen, or Expert Expression. Expert Expression enables you to enter an expression filter in the At box.
2 In the At box, choose a single or multiple response question whose answer controls the responses to be displayed for the current question. When Expert Expression is selected in the first box, you can enter an expression filter that enables the responses of a categorical question to be filtered based upon the responses of one or more previous questions. For more information, see Filtering categorical response lists.
Specifying presentation options
You can control how the question appear in the output format by using the presentation options.
Number of Rows/Columns
Controls how responses are arranged for the selected question.
If you select rows in the Orientation field, the responses are ordered in rows, split into as many columns as necessary.
If you select columns in the Orientation field, the responses are ordered in columns, split into as many rows as necessary.
Controls how the responses are presented for the selected question. Options include: Check Box, List Box, and Dropdown box.
Displays responses in rows or columns.
For more information, Changing the presentation of a question.
Specifying additional response details in the Design pane
For more information, see Specifying additional response details in the design pane.
See also
Question type overview