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Creating and saving questionnaire files
A blank questionnaire (.mdd) file is created for you when you open UNICOM Intelligence Author (unless you chose to open an existing file, open a file from an UNICOM Intelligence Interviewer - Server Admin, or base your questionnaire on a previously created template, that is, a .ptz file). You can save the file on your hard drive or on a network drive at any stage of creating your questionnaire. You can also save a file with a different name, for example, if you want to edit a file and save your changes without overwriting the original file. You can create a new file at any time.
The first time you save a questionnaire file, UNICOM Intelligence Author creates a subfolder with the name FileName_files beneath the folder where you save the (.mdd) file, where FileName is the name that you give to the .mdd file. This folder contains a copy of the default template attached to the questionnaire. UNICOM Intelligence Author automatically adds copies of template and image files to this folder as you attach them to the questionnaire. For more information, see Using style templates for questionnaires. When you activate a file to UNICOM Intelligence Interviewer - Server Admin, UNICOM Intelligence Author also copies the .mdd file into this folder. For more information, see Activating questionnaires.
Creating a new questionnaire file
Click File > New, or press Ctrl+N.
You are prompted to save the changes, if any, that you have made in the current file. After you have saved or discarded the changes, either a new blank file is displayed in the window or you are prompted to choose a template on which to base your questionnaire.
Saving a questionnaire file
1 Click File > Save, or press Ctrl+S.
2 In the Save As dialog, browse to the folder where you want to save the questionnaire.
3 Enter a name for the file, and then click Save.
The file is saved with the extension .mdd.
Saving a questionnaire file with a different name
1 Click File > Save As, or press Alt+F, A.
2 In the Save As dialog, browse to the folder where you want to save the questionnaire.
3 Enter a name for the file, and then click Save.
The file is saved with the extension .mdd.
Saving a questionnaire as a project template
1 From the menu, choose: File > Save As or press Alt+F, A.
2 In the Save As dialog, browse to the folder where you want to save the questionnaire.
3 Select the .ptz file extension.
4 Type a name for the file, and then click Save.
Depending on the folder location to which you saved the template, you might need to copy or move the saved file to another location to be able to select it in UNICOM Intelligence Author.
See also
The UNICOM Intelligence Author user interface