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Snap Desktop provides default styles for questions. These styles set up how the question appears on the page. When you make changes to the way a question looks, you can make changes to an individual question, or change all the questions that use the same style.

If you have multiple versions of a questionnaire, you can change them in different ways.

  • If you have a different output edition of your questionnaire you can change whether a whole question is visible and how it looks using the style designer.
  • If you have editions in different languages you can change question text or character formatting in each edition.

The text elements in a question

The questions have a number of text elements associated with them. Not all of the text elements are visible for all questions.

https://www.snapsurveys.com/help/grid_text_labels.png

All questions have

  • Name This identifies the question to Snap but to the user, it looks like the question number. For example Q6
  • Text This is the question text, for example, “How do you rate the following?”

Multi-choice and grid questions may also display

  • Code label This is intended to describe the different responses on a multi-choice question.
  • Grid label This is intended to describe the line of a grid. It is displayed as a heading in analysis tables etc.
  • Grid name These are not usually displayed, but they allow you to identify the separate questions that make up a grid.

Open questions may also display

  • Data This is the user’s response. You can set how it appears in Style Mode.

Changing the font and color of the text

You can change the way your text looks in both Design and Style mode.

In Design mode you can select pieces of text to change. You can also position the cursor where you wish the text format to begin and when you enter text the new format will be used.

In Style mode you can change the styles you apply to text. The Style mode toolbar has an element drop down list allowing you to set different fonts for different parts of your question. You can change the text used in literal responses in Open questions when you are in Style mode.

  1. Check that the Questionnaire window is in Design mode DesignModeIcon.png and that the toolbar topic is set to Font.
  2. Select the piece of text you wish to change or position the cursor at the start point.
  3. Click TextBoldIcon.png to make your text bold, TextItalicIcon.png to make it italic, TextUnderlineIcon.png to underline it and TextHighlightIcon.png to highlight it in the selected color.
  4. If you wish to change the font and size, select from the options in the font and size drop down lists.
  5. If you wish to change the text color, select a different color in the drop-down list TextColorList.png

Changes made in this way will change the text in all output editions (but not language editions)

Changing the background of your question

You can change the background color of all the question elements. You can use a plain color or an image as the background (or both). The picture below shows some of the elements that can have their color changed.

Background question elements with labels

Changing the background color of the text

  1. Check that the Questionnaire window is in Design mode DesignModeIcon.png and that the toolbar topic is set to Background.
  2. In the drop down list below the toolbar topic, select the area where you wish to apply the background color. If you want to give the entire question a background color, select (All).
  3. Click the Colour button, and select a color from the palette.
EditionToolbar1.PNG

Adding a picture to the background of the text

The area assigned for the selected part of the question determines the size of the picture. Depending on the settings for the picture, the picture will either be cropped or resized to fit in the space. If you have select Stretch or Fit in the Picture dialog, the image is resized. If you have selected Tile, Zoom (paper) or Fixed (screen), the image will be cropped.

If two lines of text have been entered, then the picture will be changed to fit the two lines. If a third line is added, then the graphic will be changed again. To add a picture with no associated text will result in an image equivalent to a height of one line. To increase the height of the graphics, you can decrease the top and/or bottom Margin setting of the question.

  1. Check that the Questionnaire Window is in Design Mode DesignModeIcon.png and that the toolbar topic is set to Background.
  2. In the drop down list below the toolbar topic, select the area where you wish to apply the background color. If you want to give the entire question a background color, select (All).
  3. Click the Picture button. The Picture dialog appears.
PictureDlgBlank.PNG
  1. Click Browse and browse for the picture file you wish to use.
  2. Specify how it is to be aligned, stretched and whether gifs are to be colorized. (Note that you cannot scale picture backgrounds used in online surveys)

If you have applied a color and an image, the color will be displayed in areas where the image does not fill the space. The background preview area on the toolbar will be split showing the color alone on the top half.
EditionToolbar2.PNG

Changes made in this way will change the text in all language editions for a single output edition but will not change other output editions as you are affecting the style

Adding highlighted rows and question highlighting to screen questionnaires

You can set a color to highlight the selected grid question row. This makes it clear which possible responses are associated with a question. When a respondent moves the mouse over a question, the question label and answer box will also be highlighted in this color.

Setting a highlight for an individual question

  1. Check that the Questionnaire window is in Design mode DesignModeIcon.png .
  2. Select the questions that you wish to highlight when selected.
  3. Set the toolbar topic to Background.
  4. Select Row Highlight in the second drop-down list.
  5. Click the Colour button, and select a color from the palette.
HighlightQuestion.PNG

The selected question(s) will now have a highlight when the respondent selects them in an online survey.

Setting a highlight for all questions

  1. Click in the question of the style you wish to change.
  2. Click StyleModeIcon.png on the Questionnaire window toolbar to change to Style mode. The selected question highlight changes to red.
  3. If you wish to make highlighting available on all questions, select All Styles from the style menu on the left.
  4. Set the toolbar topic to Background.
  5. Select Row Highlight in the second drop-down list.
  6. Click the Colour button, and select a color from the palette.
HighlightQuestionStyle.PNG

All styles will now be highlighted when selected in an online questionnaire.

Creating a border around a question

  1. Use the Questionnaire window in Design mode DesignModeIcon.png to change a single question or Style mode StyleModeIcon.png to change questions grouped by style.
  2. Select the questions to add a border.
  3. Set the toolbar topic to Border.
QuestionBorder.PNG
  1. Choose the type of line from the Style drop down, line width from the Width drop down and the border color from the Col drop down.
  2. Click the Advanced… button to open the advanced border settings to specify each edge of the border.
AdvancedBorderDlg.PNG
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