Changing the Question Size and Layout

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You can change the question size and placement while you are creating questions, or even after the survey has been administered. While creating a question (for example, in the Add Question/Edit Question mode), you can scroll to the Change Question Size & Placement Options at the bottom of the Question Editor prompt.

The following edit features are available in this area:

1. Overall Question Width:

If you want the question itself to cover less or more space on the page, then edit the Percent or Pixel width. This will either spread or condense the space over which it covers.

2. Column Width:

You can control the amount of space reserved for the "label" and the "answer choices."

  • EX: This is helpful if you have large amounts of text for the answer choices of a Matrix-type. If the column headers consist of less text, then you can allot more space for the "label" or row section. The rows of answer choices will not appear so condensed. (*The same thing applies to the Single or Multiple Textboxes questions. You can tighten up the space between the text on the left and the comment boxes to the right.)

3. Question Placement:

If you want a question to appear next to the preceding one, you can choose to have it "Side by Side." If you want the questions located underneath one another, then you can leave the default of "Start question on new row."

4. Question Margin:

Sometimes a question may appear too close to the survey title header or to another one. You can place a pixel number like "5" or "20" in the Top Margin setting. This will provide more space above the current question.


Edit Comment Box:

Depending on the type of question, you can set a percent or fixed/pixel question width, column width,or comment/input box size.

You can change the position or layout of questions on a page to make questions appear side by side or on different parts of the page.

To adjust the question layout:

  1. Click the Design Survey tab.
  2. Click a question to edit it.
  3. Click the options tab.
  4. Click Adjust Question Layout.
  5. Configure the options as needed.
  6. Click Save.

The question layout options vary depending on the question type.

Option
Description
Question PlacementYou can choose from the following options:
  • Start Question on a New Row (Default): The question appears directly below the previous question.
  • Place Question Next to the Previous Question: The question appears side by side with the previous question.
Question WidthBy default, questions take up 100% of the page width. You can adjust the percentage of the page you want the question to fill, so the width of the question adjusts dynamically, relative to the page width. Or, you can set a fixed pixel width that will remain fixed regardless of the page width.
Question SpacingAdd extra padding to the top, right, bottom, or left of the question. Enter the value in pixels.
Label WidthYou can adjust the label width on any question type that has a row label to the left of the answer fields, like Multiple Textboxes. To do this, choose what percentage of the total question width you'd like the label to fill.
Textbox WidthYou can change the textbox size on Single Textbox, Multiple Textboxes, and Comment Box questions by choosing a Character Width—how many characters could fit across the width of the textbox. This selection doesn't affect how many characters the respondent can enter in the field.
Question Layout on Mobile Devices. For the best respondent experience, we automatically override certain layout options when you take a survey on a tablet or mobile device. For example, if you arrange questions side by side, they'll shift to one question per row on smaller screens.

Change the Layout of Answer Choices (Multiple Choice only)

You can change how the answer choices for a Multiple Choice question are arranged.

To change the answer choice layout:

  1. Click the Design Survey tab.
  2. Click a Multiple Choice question to edit it.
  3. Click the Options tab.
  4. Select Change the Layout for How Choices are Displayed.
  5. Select the preferred layout option:
    • 1 Column
    • 2 Columns
    • 3 Columns
    • Horizontal
  6. Click Save.
You can change the position or layout of questions on a page to make questions appear side-by-side or on different parts of the page. You can also change how the answer choices for a Multiple Choice question are arranged.