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Creating a single response grid
1 Click Insert > Question > Single Response Grid, or press Ctrl+F3.
The question 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 best feature of each of these products?
In the first Responses column/row, of the table 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.
In the first Subjects column/row, of the table below the question, type the text of the first subject. This is the text of the subject of the question as it will be displayed to respondents.
To correct the text, use the up arrow key to move back through the list.
Alternatively, you can use the Advanced Category Editor. Click the Advanced Responses Editor icon This graphic is described in the surrounding text. or the Advanced Subjects Editor icon This graphic is described in the surrounding text. to access the Advanced Category Editor.
For more information, see Advanced Category Editor.
Specifying presentation options
You can change the grid orientation by displaying Responses as rows and Subjects as columns.
1 Create a new grid or select an existing grid from the Routings pane. By default the grid displays with Responses on the top (columns) and Subjects on the side (rows).
2 Do one of the following:
In the Properties pane, change the Display Subjects in option to Columns.
Click the Transpose button This graphic is described in the surrounding text.
Subjects are now displayed as columns, and Responses are displayed as rows.
3 Click the Transpose button again to return the grid to its default orientation.
Specifying additional question details in the Properties pane
On the right of the screen is a task pane that contains several different options. If it is not already visible, select Properties from the list.
Grid Variable Name
Enables you to set a grid variable name for use during analysis, if required.
For information about the other options, see Specifying additional question details in the Properties pane.
Specifying subject options
1 The Subject Order field indicates the order in which subjects 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 subjects in the current question based on each respondent's answer to a previous question.
2 In the first box, click All Responses, Chosen, Not Chosen, or Expert Expression. Expert Expression allows you to enter an expression filter in the At box.
3 In the At box, select a single or multiple response question whose answer controls the subjects to be displayed for the current question. When Expert Expression is selected in the first box, you can enter an expression filter that enables a grid’s subjects to be filtered based on the responses of one or more previous questions. For more information, see Filtering categorical response lists.
Specifying presentation options
The Display Subjects in field controls how subjects are arranged for the selected question.
If you select rows, the subjects are ordered in rows, split into as many columns as necessary.
If you select columns, the subjects are ordered in columns, split into as many rows as necessary.
For more information, see 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
Creating grid questions