Survey Platform - General Look & Feel | Qualtrics

General Look & Feel Settings

Introduction

In Look & Feel, you’ll find general options for changing the appearance of your survey. These options include changing the text of the Next and Back buttons, adding a progress bar, selecting a page transition animation, changing the number of questions displayed per page, highlighting questions, and adding a visual separator between questions.

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Changing Next and Back Button Text

By default, the buttons at the bottom of each page will show >> and << to cater to an international audience. These buttons can be customized with your own wording.

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Qtip: Surveys by default don’t include a back button. You can turn one on in the Survey Experience section of your Survey Options.

To change button text for the entire survey

  1. Navigate to the Survey module and open Look & Feel.image00
  2. Type new text into the Next Button Text and Back Button Text fields.2015-04-28_08-22-04

To change button text for one page of the survey

  1. Place the questions on that survey page into their own question block.2015-04-28_08-24-52
  2. Select Next/Previous Button Text in the Block Options.2015-04-28_08-27-04
  3. Type new text for your buttons.2015-04-28_08-28-32

To translate the Next / Previous button text

  1. When editing the button text (either in Block Options or Look & Feel), click the blue dropdown, select a library, and then click New Message.image03
  2. While in the message editor, type the button text in your base language, give your message a description, and then save the message.image13
  3. Go to Library > Messages Library.
  4. Select the gray gear dropdown menu next to your message and choose Translate Message.2015-04-28_08-40-25
  5. Translate the message according to the guidelines in the Translate Survey page.
Qtip: Want to go back to the default button text? In the Look & Feel, select Use Fixed Text from the blue dropdown menu.image02

Adding a Progress Bar

With a Progress Bar, participants can see how far along they are in the survey. We generally recommend a progress bar over question numbers because it gives participants an idea of both how far they’ve come and how much further they have to go.

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Qtip: The Progress Bar counts every survey question in its calculation. If logic in your survey skips participants past a set of questions, their progress will jump accordingly.

To add a Progress Bar

  1. Navigate to the Survey module and open Look & Feel.
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  2. Select a progress bar style from the Progress Bar dropdown.2015-04-28_08-48-26

Selecting a Page Transition

Choosing the right page transition can increase the visual appeal and aesthetics of the survey experience. Page Transition allows you to choose from four different page-load animations or to opt-out by selecting None.

To select a Page Transition

  1. Navigate to the Survey module and open Look & Feel.
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  2. Select a page transition animation from the Page Transition dropdown.2015-04-28_08-50-30
    • Slide: The next page of the survey will slide in from the right side of the screen. This page transition is selected by default.
    • Fade: The next page of the survey will quickly fade into view.
    • Flip: The current page will rotate horizontally, revealing the next page of survey.
    • Barrel Roll: The current page will “barrel roll” (spin counter-clockwise) to the left while the next page barrel rolls into view from the right side of the screen.

Specifying Questions Per Page

By default, your entire survey will show up on one page unless you have added Page Breaks or logic to your questions. The Questions per Page feature is a quick way to add page breaks automatically, saving you time as you create longer surveys.

To specify a set number of questions per page

  1. Navigate to the Survey module and open Look & Feel.
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  2. Specify a new number in the Questions per Page field.2015-04-28_08-52-10
Qtip: If your survey includes Timing questions, consider splitting your survey into pages manually using Page Breaks. Questions per Page may result in Timing questions working on a different page than the one you intended.

Highlighting Questions

You can use Highlight Questions to draw attention to the currently-selected question, helping participants navigate through longer survey pages.

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To turn on Highlight Questions

  1. Navigate to the Survey module and open Look & Feel.
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  2. Select the checkbox for Highlight Questions.2015-04-28_09-13-03
    Qtip: The color of the highlight may be changed in the Colors tab of Look & Feel.
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Enabling Question Separators

The Question Separator is another way to visually separate the questions on your survey pages. With this option, a simple line is added between each question.

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To turn on Question Separator

  1. Navigate to the Survey module and open Look & Feel.
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  2. Select the checkbox for Question Separator.2015-04-28_09-13-03
    Qtip: The color of the Question Separator may be changed in the Colors tab of Look & Feel.
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