Changing the Question Size and Layout

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.

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.

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

To change the answer choice layout:

  1. Click the Design Survey tab.
  2. Click a Multiple Choice or Checkboxes 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.

When the One Question at a Time setting is turned on you can't adjust the question layout, except on Multiple Choice and Checkbox questions.