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3 years 8 months ago #97220 by byan
Dear all,

For questions such as Name, I'd like to put the "short free text" answer box at the same line as the question. The purpose is to make the survey look shorter. I have played with the template with on luck. Any suggestions? Thanks!

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3 years 8 months ago #97246 by actxcellence
If you ask more than one short text, try multi short text.

If you want answers with questions in one row, edit the template file question.pstlp

To get this:

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remove two lines from the default template:

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but this will change all appearence of question and answer.

look here for changes on a single question:
manual.limesurvey.org/Workarounds:_Quest..._.22question_code.22

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3 years 8 months ago #97247 by byan
In the template I am dealing with, <div> is used. I could use div {display: inline;} to make it happen. But as you said, that will mess up the whole layout. I guess this is no easy work-around at this time. Thank you!

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3 years 8 months ago #97265 by tpartner
If your template uses <div> elements, you should be able to use JavaScript to wrap the question and answer divs in a new div and then display them inline. The script would only affect the parent question.

Can you attach an export of your template or activate a test survey?

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3 years 8 months ago #97278 by byan
Below is the code from question.pstpl. My understanding is that it applies to all questions.

<div {QUESTION_ESSENTIALS} class="{QUESTION_CLASS}{QUESTION_MAN_CLASS}{QUESTION_INPUT_ERROR_CLASS}">
<div class="survey-question">
<div class="survey-question-text">
<!-- {QUESTION_CODE}: --><span class="asterisk">{QUESTION_MANDATORY}</span><span class="qnumcode">{QUESTION_NUMBER} {QUESTION_CODE}. </span>{QUESTION_TEXT}<br />
<span class="questionhelp">{QUESTION_HELP}</span>
{QUESTION_MAN_MESSAGE}
{QUESTION_VALID_MESSAGE}
{QUESTION_FILE_VALID_MESSAGE}
</div>
<div class="survey-question-answer">{ANSWER}</div>

</div>
<div class="survey-question-space"></div>
</div>

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3 years 8 months ago #97279 by tpartner
Can you attach an export of your template or activate a test survey?

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3 years 8 months ago #97280 by byan
Here it is.
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3 years 8 months ago - 3 years 8 months ago #97281 by tpartner
Oh, that's even easier than I thought. The question and answer divs already have a wrapper div.

Set up your survey to use JavaScript and add this to the question source. This script will apply a new "inlineAnswer" class to the question.
<script type="text/javascript" charset="utf-8">	
	$(document).ready(function(){
		$('#question{QID}').addClass('inlineAnswer');
	});
</script>


Then you can add something like this to the end of template.css:
/** Inline answer questions **/
 
.inlineAnswer .survey-question-text,
.inlineAnswer .survey-question-answer {
	float: left;
}

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I think you can also remove the <br /> tag in question.pstpl to get rid of some of the whitespace under the question. The following spans are set to display block so should end up on new lines anyway.

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3 years 8 months ago #97283 by byan
It is not working in my case. I tried IE, Firebox, Chrome, and Opera. I tried adding display: inline; right after float: left; in the template.css and that did not help either.

I activated the survey at survey.bluevalleyk12.org/index.php?sid=28238&lang=en so that you can take a look. Thank you very much for your help!

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3 years 8 months ago #97284 by tpartner
What version of LimeSurvey?

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3 years 8 months ago #97285 by byan
Version 1.91+ Build 11804

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3 years 8 months ago #97286 by tpartner
In that case, you will need to use the question ID instead of the {QID} placeholder.

Student Name:
<script type="text/javascript" charset="utf-8">	
	$(document).ready(function(){
		$('#question941').addClass('inlineAnswer');
	});
</script>


Teacher Name:
<script type="text/javascript" charset="utf-8">	
	$(document).ready(function(){
		$('#question942').addClass('inlineAnswer');
	});
</script>

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3 years 8 months ago #97287 by byan
It worked beautifully! Thanks!

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3 years 8 months ago #97288 by tpartner
Add this to template.css to align them better:
.inlineAnswer p.question {
	margin: 0;
}

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