What question formatting options are available in SurveyMR?

Details on how questions and answer options are structured across different question types.

If you are adding your questions to your survey via the import from docx option, you need to make sure you have your word document formatted in a specific way in order for the survey tool to read the question type and import correctly, there are some key formatting points you need to take into account:

  • Any paragraphs before the first question will be used to set the survey title
  • Each question should begin the line with a Q.
  • Subquestions may be added after the question itself, they should begin the line with q1.
  • Answers may be added, if subquestions are present then they must come after them.
  • They should begin their line with 1.
  • Questions may consist of multiple paragraphs
Specific question types have specific formatting that you must follow:

Text Question

Question, followed by any subquestions, followed by Text. keyword

Q. This is a sample text question

spread over two lines

Text.

Q. This is a sample text question with subquestions.

q1. First subquestion

q2. Second subquestion

Text.

Multiple Choice Question

Question, followed by numbered answers

Q. Which colour do you prefer?

1. Red

2. Blue

3. Yellow

Grid Question

Question, followed by subquestions, followed by answers

Q. How did you travel to work?

q1. on Monday

q2. on Tuesday

q3. on Wednesday

q4. on Thursday

1. By Car

2. By Bicycle

3. On foot

Ranking Question

Question, followed by subquestions, followed by Ranking. keyword

Q. Which of these do you prefer?

q1. Tea

q2. Coffee

q3. Hot Chocolate

Ranking.

Number Range Question

Question, followed by range setting, adjust numbers as necessary. Subquestions can be included before the range setting if they are needed

Q. Please choose a number?

Range. 1 to 10

Scale Question

Question followed by the subquestions, followed by the lowest scale value and its label, followed by the highest scale value and its label

Q. Please rate the following activities?

q1. Listening to music

q2. Watching films

q3. Playing sport

From. 1 not enjoyable

To. 5 favourite pastime

Percentage Question

The question text, followed by the Percentage. keyword

Q. What did you score in your last test?

Percentage.

Information Question

The information text, followed by the Information. keyword

Q. Thanks for taking part in this survey

Information.

Time Question

The question text, followed by the Time. keyword and acceptable time range.

Q. What time do you finish work?

Time. 09:00 to 21:00

Date Question

The question text, followed by the Date. keyword and acceptable date range. If you have no earliest and/or latest acceptable dates, replace these with Any

Q. What is your date of birth?

Date. 1970-01-01 to 2016-12-31

Q. What is your date of birth?

Date. Any to 2016-12-31

Q. What is your date of birth?

Date. 1970-01-01 to Any

Semantic Differential Question

Question followed by the subquestions (second part is delimited using '|'), followed by the range and labels for the endpoints and midpoint.

Q. How would you describe the apples sold in store?

q1. Dry|Juicy

q2. Bland|Tasty

q3. Expensive|Cheap

Endpoints. More this

Midpoint. No difference

Range. -3 to 3