Text Only

Text Only allows you to add a screen or slide with text (and a media file) but no questions in your questionnaire. It will add interaction and personality to your questionnaire because instead of only asking for information, you have the opportunity to give information as well. It helps to create a dialogue and make your questionnaire feel interactive. 


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You can use this question type to give information to respondents and encourage them to participate - for example, what is the goal of the survey, or extra information about and answer to a question. 

This guide will teach you:

  1. Add a Text Only question
  2. Change the general question settings
  3. Add your message
  4. When to use Text Only question

1. Add a Text Only question

In the Questions tab, click the button ? Questions. Select Text Only from the list of question types. Click Add.

Text Only- add a Text Only question

2. Change the general question settings

Text Only- change the general question settings

  1. Hide/show the question settings.
  2. Change the question order.
  3. Change question type.
  4. Make the question active/inactive.
  5. Lock/unlock the question to be edited by other team members.
  6. Copy, Delete, or Preview that particular question.

3. Add your message

Here is where you can create an interesting screen to break up your questionnaire. You can also add images, gifs, or videos.

Text Only- add your message

  1. Write your message here. Use the rich text editor icons to change your content to bold, italics, or use your company's colors and change the font size. 
  2. Click Add media or Add YouTube video to upload images or videos to make your questionnaire more entertaining. The file needs to be under 2MB.To add a YouTube video, paste a YouTube link after you've clicked the Add YouTube video button.
  3. Add a question tag - turn this feature to add a tag to your question that you can reference in your survey or PDF.

4. When to use a Text Only Question

4.1 Giving extra information about the subject

4.2 Showing whether or not the quiz question was answered correctly

4.3 Dividing your questionnaire into several subjects or chapters

4.4 Creating a conversation in your questionnaire

4.1 Giving extra information about the subject

Give extra information about a question, about the answer they indicated in the last question, or about the general subject of the questionnaire.

Text Only- example

4.2 Showing whether or not the quiz question was answered correctly

You can make one screen for when the respondent selected the right answer and one in case he/she selected the wrong answer. By using question logic you can show the appropriate screen after the quiz question. This way the respondent doesn't have to wait until he/she completes the quiz to see the correct answers and explanations. (Be sure to remove the previous button to make sure respondents don't change their answers. You can deselect this feature in the Design tab.)

text only -question type example

4.3 Dividing your questionnaire into several subjects or chapters

When your questionnaire contains multiple subjects or chapters you can use this question type to announce a new chapter/subject.

text only- question type example

4.4 Creating a conversation in your questionnaire

Via question logic and piping variables you can use the answers the respondent already gave immediately in your next questions or screens. This way you can hold a conversation with your respondent. When a respondent already gave you some personal details, introduce yourself as well. Address the respondent by name and use this question type to tell something about yourself, the company, or the research.

text only -question type example

What's next?

  • Image Choice is used when you ask a multiple choice question and present the possible answers to your respondent by using images or GIFs. Photos in your questionnaire allow you to connect with your audience on a more emotional level and it’s proven that people often respond better to a picture. 
  • Rating questions are question types that ask a respondent to rate a product or service. There a lot of different formats you can use, like Star, Emoji, or Smiley ranking. This question type is used to get a clear view of how well you're doing, or how much someone likes your product, service, or business.  
  • Text Choice is the simplest question type where you ask your respondents to choose the right answer. It can also be turned into a quiz question if you add a score or into a multiple choice question. In that case your respondent is asked to choose one or more items from a limited list of choices.
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