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Navigation Buttons

People taking your survey can use these buttons to navigate through a survey and record responses input on a page.

ButtonLocationFunction
NextEnd of each page (except last page)Saves the responses for that page in the Analyze Results section and proceeds to the next page in the survey.
PreviousEnd of each page (except first page)Allows the respondent to go back to the previous page to review or edit their response.
DoneEnd of the last page of the surveySubmits the survey and saves the response as Complete in the Analyze Results section.
Exit LinkUpper-right corner of every pageAllows respondents to exit the survey without saving the responses entered on the current page.

Why are there two Done buttons? If you have a Custom Thank You turned on in the collector options, the page will have an additional Done button on it. There is no way to make these two buttons have different text.

Customizing Buttons

You can edit the button colors and text. It's not possible to change the button font.

Button Text

To edit the text on navigation buttons:

  1. Click the Design Survey tab.
  2. Click the navigation button you want to edit.
  3. Enter the preferred text.
  4. Click Save.

Button Colors

To edit the navigation button colors:

  1. Click the Design Survey tab.
  2. In the left sidebar, click Appearance.
  3. Click Colors.
  4. For buttons, edit Accents and Accent Text.
  5. For the Exit link, edit Survey Title.

If you're using a classic theme, you need to edit the Survey Title and Survey Title Background colors. You can't edit the button color for a couple of classic themes.

Showing or Hiding Buttons

Exit Link

To show or hide the Exit Link:

  1. Click the Design Survey tab.
  2. Click Options in the left sidebar.
  3. Click Exit Link to toggle the setting.

Previous Button

You can turn on or off Response Editing to allow or prevent respondents from editing their responses on previous pages. This setting controls whether or not the Previous button is available at the bottom of each page in your survey.

  • To hide the Previous button, turn off Response Editing—don't allow respondents to go back and change existing responses. If you choose to hide the Previous button, you'll still see it when previewing your survey design. Collector options aren't active when using a preview link.
  • To show the Previous button, turn on Response Editing—allow respondents to go back to previous pages in the survey and update existing responses.

TIP! If you buy survey responses using SurveyMonkey Audience, we remove the Previous button from the survey, so it's not possible for respondents to go back to previous pages to edit their responses.

Browser Navigation Buttons

If a respondent clicks their web browser's Back button instead of the survey's Previous button, they can't change or save their responses on the previous page. Respondents may see a cached version of the previous page that won't accept new responses, or they may be prompted with a form resubmission error.

Translations

If you change the survey language, the default navigation button text will automatically change to match that language.