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Overview: Explanations in the questionnaire

Here you will find an overview of various functions for placing explanatory texts in questionnaires.

Placing Instructions Directly in a Question

Within each question there is an input field for instructions.

Instruktionen in der Frage eintragen

These instructions will appear between the question itself (Question title) and the options or items.

Instruktionen im Fragebogen

Separate Texts

You can also create independent text elements and display them between two questions or on a separate page.

  • Create a new section in the List of Questions. After having named and saved the section, you can create a text element by Add Text.
  • Drag the text element to the desired page when Composing the Questionnaire.

Text im Fragenkatalog anlegen

Textbaustein im Fragebogen

More information on creating texts: Text Elements


A text element may be formatted optionally as an information or warning and will then be highlighted visually.

Textbaustein als Information formatieren

Textbaustein in Drstellungsvariante "Information"

Explanations for Items

Using HTML formatting, it is quite simple to display an explanatory text directly below an item.

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consetetur sadipscing elitr.<br>
<small>(Sed diam nonumy eirmod tempor invidunt ut labore et dolore magna aliquyam erat)</small>

HTML-Code in Item-Texten eintragen

Erklärung in kleiner Schriftart unter dem Item

Hint: Click the paper-and-pencil icon next to one of the items. In the detail settings for the items, you will find a multiline input field for the item text (and HTML code, if required). Alternatively, you get there by clicking on the item in the navigation on the left.

Detail-Einstellungen des Items berabeiten

Info Buttons

In questions, items or elsewhere in the questionnaire, a small button (or text) can also be displayed to provide additional information when being touched by the mouse.

The information has to be placed in double brackets:

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consetetur sadipscing elitr. ((*|Sed diam nonumy eirmod tempor invidunt ut labore et dolore magna aliquyam erat))
Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consetetur sadipscing ((elitr|Sed diam nonumy eirmod tempor invidunt ut labore et dolore magna aliquyam erat)).

In the double bracket, separated by a pipe (|), either an asterisk (*) or a short text has to be specified first, followed by the explanatory text to be displayed when touched by the mouse.

More information: Click to Show Information

Erklärung eintragen, die bei Mausberührung angezeigt wird

Erklärung, die bei Mausberührung angezeigt wird

Pop-Up Window

With the function textlink() you can create an HTML link in the questionnaire that opens a new window when clicked displaying a text element from the List of questions.

PHP-Code zur Einbindung eines Pop-Up Links

Link mit Pop-Up Fenster im Fragebogen

How to use PHP code in the questionnaire: Introduction to PHP

Notes on formatting open text inputs

Within a question, select which open input fields are supported (e.g., an “input field for text”, but as well Free Text Input within a Selection) as well as different options for displaying the input field.

Here you can specify an instruction to appear in the input field that disappears as soon as the respondent enters something.

Eingabehinweis für eine offene Texteingabe erstellen

Offene Texteingabe mit Eingabehinweis

Note: Older browsers may be unable to display the input instruction.

en/create/advice.txt · Last modified: 30.07.2019 22:05 by larissa.leonhard
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