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Creating blocks of questions
Blocks are used to group questions for presentation or organizational purposes. For example, a block called Demographics might be used to group the demographic questions in a questionnaire.
See also Grouping questions in pages and Grouping questions in sections.
The Routings section of the Properties pane enables you to select an interviewing mode for the questionnaire. This controls the supported question types. Paper - Scanning mode does not support True or False, Date/Time, Loop, or Block question types. So if you select Paper - Scanning for the interviewing mode, selection of these question types are automatically disabled.
Creating a new block
1 Click Insert > Question > Block, or press Alt+I, Q, B.
2 Create the questions you want to add to the block.
3 Select the questions using Shift+click or Ctrl+click.
4 Drag the questions in the Routings pane and drop them on top of the block icon.
The questions are added to the block.
5 The block has an automatically generated name. You can change it to a more meaningful name. See Automatically generated names.
6 (Optional.) Type a description in the box under Name. The description will display at the top of the page.
Specifying additional question details in the Properties pane
See Specifying additional question details in the Properties pane.
Grouping questions in a block
1 Use Shift+click to select all the questions you want to group.
2 Click Group > Group In > Block, or press Alt+G, G, B.
A new Block item appears in the Routings pane, and the selected questions are moved into the block.
3 The block has an automatically generated name (see Automatically generated names). You can change it to a more meaningful name.
4 (Optional.) Type a description in the box under Name. The description will display at the top of the page.
See also
Question type overview