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Application Tag Guide

What is an Application Tag?

Application tags are pieces of web code made specifically for Key Survey.

NOTES:

Since Key Survey v8.3, most application tags can be added by using the "Wrench icon" wizards while editing questions.

The tags provided below can be entered manually if you switch to "Standard" or "Quick" modes in Key Survey.

How do I apply an application tag?

  1. Log into your account.
  2. Double click the survey that you wish to modify.
  3. "Create" or "Edit" your survey question.
  4. For Questions (Section 2):
    • Click the "Toggle WYSIWYG Editor" link to turn the toolbars OFF
    • Type your desired application tag before or after your question
      • Instructional image - Turn off the Word-like editors before adding application tags.
  5. For Answer Labels (Section 3 or 4):
    • Click the "Wrench" icon.
    • Check the application tag that you wish to use.
      • Instructional image - Use the wrench icon to select an application tag for use in this label.

How do I manually add an application tag (Answer Labels)?

  1. Log into your account.
  2. Double click the survey that you wish to modify.
  3. "Create" or "Edit" your survey question.
  4. In your answer label section (Section 3 or 4) press the "Standard" or "Quick" link to turn off rich text.
  5. Type your application tag directly after your written text.
    • Instructional image - Turn off the Word-like editors before adding application tags.
  • Example image - Use an application tag while editing questions:
    • Example image - You can add application tags to any question type while editing it, like standard web code.

A bit about Application Tags...

  • Some application tags can only be used in specific question types.
  • Some application tags can only be previewed in a "test launch".
  • The User Guides contain more information about Application tags and how to use them.

Commonly used tags ** For Manual Entry **

  • ||| (TRIPLE BAR)
    • Allows you to set extreme values in simply numbered "Rate Scale" questions.
    • NOTE: Works best with "Rate items along a scale of your choice" questions.
    • EXAMPLE:
      • I wish to rate a single item along a number of different scales:
      • In Section 4 of editing a question I would type: Disagree ||| Strongly Agree
      • On screen this will become:
        • Disagree 1 2 3 4 5 Strongly Agree
    • Type "SHIFT and \" on your keyboard to create a single bar.
  • <password/>
    • Hide any text typed inside an input box.
    • NOTE: Works best with "Single Line with Pre-format Options" question types.
  • <default/>:
    • Display an item in your drop-down list first instead of "Please choose one..."
    • Best used for Drop-down and List Box question types.
    • EXAMPLE: In a list of five items where I want to display "Item 1" first, type:
      • Item 1<default/>
  • <quota/>:
    • Display a set number of responses based on a specific question.
    • EXAMPLE: See a sample of 5 responses for people who answered "Vegetarian":
      • Vegetarian<quota5/>
  • <newcolumn/>
    • Display long lists of answer choices in columns.
    • Best used for the following question types:
      • "Check all that apply"
      • "Pick one or other"
  • <subheader/>
    • Add subheadings to long lists to divide them into groups:
    • Works best with:
      • "Check all that apply"
      • "Pick one or other"
      • "Single Line with Pre-format options"
      • "Rank Scale"
      • "3D Matrix"
      • "Numeric allocation"
  • <block/>
    • Block responses from entering your "Complete" list using this tag:
    • EXAMPLE: If a respondent answers "Yes" to this question, add this survey to "In Progress".
  • <email_reply/>
    • Send email alerts to respondents even if you are not using Key Survey's email system.
    • Works best with "Single line with Pre-Format options".
    • NOTE: This tag does not work if you use "Email Distribution".
  • <review></review>
    • Create a button that respondents can use to review their completed survey.
    • EXAMPLE: <review>Review your answers</review>
    • NOTE: Works best with "Section Headings", "Survey Footers" and "Thank you" pages.