Free text

The free text question type allows you to collect free-form text of any kind. Although it is the most flexible question type, you should be careful about using this type as it is difficult to collate and compare answers. The ideal use for this question is to capture alternatives that do not fit into the other question types.

Free text Options

Include a note – Checking this will allow you to enter a note that will appear under your question. This example includes the text, “Please give us as much detail as possible.”

Question is mandatory – Checking this will make the question mandatory. The participant must answer the question to complete the survey.

Input Size – Changes the size of the text entry box. You can choose small, medium, or large textbox sizes.

Field Type – Select the type of free text (single line, multi-line, or password)

When you make changes to this question type, be sure to click the blue Done button so that your changes will take effect.

Free text sample

This is how the question will look to your survey participants. This sample uses the Include a Note option, a Large input size, and a Multi-Line field type.

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