Text editor (WYSIWYG)

The text editor is the tool that adjusts the font size, color, alignment of your text and allows you to add emojis, images and adjust it in HTML. What you adjust in the survey tool is what you will see in the survey itself. 

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Use the text editor icons to liven up your question text, email invites, and outcome screen text. Here's the range of icons you'll see:

Text editor icons WYSIWYG

Now let's start deciphering them all! In this guide we'll discuss the following:

  1. Text decoration
  2. Text alignment
  3. Media and variables
  4. Extra options

1 Text decoration

text decoration - text font and size

  1. These three buttons are the standard buttons to make the text you've selected bold or italic and to underline that part of the text.
  2. The first button lets you choose the text color and the background color (the color behind the text). The second button indicates the font size. Click to access the menu of font sizes, from extra small to extra large. 

2 Text Alignment

Text editor - extra

  1. Click the alignment icon to choose how the text should be aligned (left, right, centered, or justified).
  2. These two icons are to format your text as an ordered or unordered list. Click on the first icon to number each new line. To replace the numbers with alpha, Greek or Roman characters, just click on the arrow for all of the options. The second icon will place a bullet point at the beginning of each line. Click on the arrow that appears next to the icon to change to a different shape.

3 Media and Variables

Text editor media icons

  1. Use the first button to add a link to the selected part of the text. The second button allows you to upload an image. The third button allows you to insert a YouTube or Vimeo video into your text. Note: Videos inserted will not work in offline mode. 
  2. Variables - (piping variables) When you click this button, you'll see a drop-down list of variables that you can choose to include, such as previous answers, respondent data, text from other questions, or scores. Use variables to personalize the question for respondents to make your questionnaire more engaging. For example, you could add the respondent's first name - you'll find this field towards the bottom of the drop-down list. 
  3. The smiley button gives you a range of emoticons you can choose to add.

4  Extra options

Text editor

  1. Use the first button to clear the formatting of the text. You might want to use this when you have copied your text from another document. 
  2. Click the <> for the code view. Now you can view the HTML code of the text, and edit it as you wish. (Enterprise plan & ReportR plan only!)
  3. The arrow icon will make the text editor full screen and larger than life!

Tip: Use variables in an email invitation or email template to personalize your email without having to set up different emails for each respondent, as the system will do this automatically.

So now you understand all the symbols, there's no excuse for boring plain text!

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