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How to create a open-ended, fill-in-the-blank question

In Setup Survey:
  1. Select the section that is to contain the question.

  2. Select New Question from the button bar.
    Note: Alternatively, you can right-click on the section and select New Question from the popup menu.

  3. Enter the question text in the Enter Your New Question dialog and select OK.
    Note: Ensure the "Use same choices..." checkbox is unchecked.

  4. Do not enter any values in the Response Choices tab.
    Note: A fill-in-the-blank question gets created when no response choice values are specified.

  5. Select the Online Form Settings tab in the question properties sheet.

  6. Specify the response display setting and height/width settings to your preference.
    Note: Remember that regardless of the physical size of the input field, the open-ended/fill-in-the-blank response can accept up to 16,000 characters. It does this by scrolling as appropriate.

  7. Select OK to save the question.

This brief video shows this feature in action.

This topic in the user guide describes this feature.

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