Text Box (Single)
What are Text Box (Single) questions?
Provide your participants with space for a short, open-ended response. You can even tailor your text box to accept certain types of textual input, e.g. text/ numbers/ email addresses/ web addresses, although we do have specific fields for this data under our Contact Details fields.
Why use a Text Box (Single)?
These boxes are particularly useful for collecting respondent information or details and are therefore often employed in contact forms. Although, they’re equally useful in collating short precise responses.
How do I create a Text Box (Single) question?
- Open the Form tab
- Click 'New question'
- Select Text Box (Single)
- Enter your question
The number of rows in the text box will be set to one by default. This is changeable through the Question Quick Menu, but you could consider using the Comment Box/ Essay Box question type for questions that require longer responses.
There will be no input limitations set to your box when you insert this question type into your survey, but you can apply them through the ‘More’ section of the Question Settings Bar.
- Format the questions so they can be answered in a sentence or less.
- These question types are most useful for obtaining small amounts of information.
Question Quick Menu
Inside the Question Settings Bar for Text Box (Single) you will find several options:
- Required: This option will appear as a box, which can be enabled or disabled. When enabled, it will force respondents to complete the question before they can finish the survey or quiz. When disabled, participants will be able to skip any question. By default, this setting will be inactive.
- Personal info: When enabled, the data from any question marked as PII in the ‘question settings’ will be stored as a separate response. Allowing you to identify who has completed your survey, and at what time, without viewing the other answers they’ve given.
- Numbered: This button toggles the numbering for the concerned question.
- Text rows: Customize the size of the textbox, and therefore the amount of text a respondent can input.
- Input Limitation: Control what type of information participants can input. Toggle between ‘None’ (no Input Limitation), ‘Numeric’ (only numbers can be input), ‘Email’ (only email addresses can be input), and ‘Web Address’ (only URLs can be input).
- Link to contact field: Choose a custom field to link all responses for this question to.How respondents interact with Comment/ Essay boxes?
How respondents interact with a Text Box (Single)?
Participants can enter a short amount of text into the box by clicking it and typing.
How to analyze the Quick Report?
All replies for Text Boxes (Single) will be listed under ‘Text Responses’ for the relevant question in your Quick Report. The most recent answers will be situated at the top of the list.
For more detailed instructions on analyzing your report, you can visit either of these articles: