Matrix of Textboxes

This question type creates a Matrix of Textboxes on the page. This allows the user to type more than one answer per question. Use this question type to collect free text answers, or numerical answers, in a structured form.

Creating Questions With a Matrix of Textboxes 

To create your question:

  1. Click Add Question on your survey.
  2. From the menu, select Matrix of Textboxes.
  3. Type your question in the Question field.
  4. In the Row Choices field, type the text that will appear on the left-hand side of your textboxes. Ensure each one is typed on its own line.
  5. In the Column Choices field, type the text that will appear horizontally across the top of your textbox columns. Ensure each one is typed on its own line.
  6. Click the green Save Question button to add the question to your survey.

Optionally, you can customise pre-defined row and/or column choices by selecting items in the Answer Template drop-down menus.

Customising a Matrix of Textboxes 

When you build a matrix of textboxes, you can customise it with the following additional fields and options:

Box Size Specify the width of the text entry field.
Add "Comment" text box Adds a free text field underneath the question.
Require an Answer to this Question Forces the respondent to provide an answer before they can progress to the next page.
Randomise, Sort or Flip Answer Choices Lets you control the order that the answers are presented: randomly, in alphabetical order, and so on.

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