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Add, edit, or delete a survey question

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  1. On the top link bar, click Documents and Lists .

  2. In the Surveys section, click the survey in which you want to add, edit, or delete a question.

  3. On the page that displays the survey, click Modify survey and questions .

  4. In the Questions section, do one of the following:

Add a question

  1. Click Add a question .

  2. In the Question box, type a question.

  3. Select an option for the type of answer you want.

    For example, if you want team members to choose from a set of items, click Choice .

  4. In the Optional settings for your question section, specify the settings you want.

    The following types of answers are available, with options for each type as shown:

Single line of text

Use this information type when you want team members to enter just a few words.

Multiple lines of text

Use this information type when you want team members to type a sentence or more.

Choice

Use this information type when you want team members to choose from a set of selections that you have provided.

Rating Scale

Use this option if you want users to choose their preference on a numeric scale.

Type each choice on a separate line

  • Enter the options that the users can evaluate on the ratings scale.

Number range

  • Enter the top and bottom numbers for the ratings scale.

Range Text

  • Enter descriptions for the low, middle, and high end of the scale.

N/A option text

  • Select Show N/A option and type text in the box if you want to prohibit the user from rating an option. This is useful when an option does not apply to a user.

Number

Use this information type when you want team members to type a numerical value.

Currency

Use this information type when you want team members to type a monetary value.

Date and Time

Use this information type when you want to store calendar or time-of-day information.

Lookup

Use this information type when you want to make it easy to select information that's already stored in your Microsoft Windows SharePoint Web site.

Yes/No

Use this information type when you want to store true/false information. To indicate a value of "yes," team members select the check box; to indicate a value of "no," team members clear the check box.

  • If you want to add more questions, click Next Question and repeat the previous steps.

  • When you are done adding questions, click Finish .

Edit a question

  1. Under Question (click to edit) , click the question you want to edit.

  2. In the Question box, change the question by doing one or more of the following:

    • Change the text of the question in the Question box.

    • Change the answer type in the Question and Type section.

      Note: Some types of answers cannot be converted when you change an answer type. For example, if you change an answer type with multiple lines of text into a number-based answer, the existing text data is lost.

    • In the Optional settings for your question section, modify the settings, such as changing the default value.

  3. At the bottom of the page, click OK .

Delete a question

  1. Under Question (click to edit) , click the question you want to delete.

  2. At the bottom of the Edit Question page, click Delete .

Note: If the site is a Meeting Workspace site, ignore steps 1 and 2. Instead, click the survey title at the top of the Web Part and then follow the remaining steps above.

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