Change messages and copy questions

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2 years 8 months ago #112075 by PeterK01
PeterK01 created the topic: Change messages and copy questions
As a (older) newbee I am amazed about the possibilities of Limesurvey

Making my first survey I have two questions at this moment:
1. How can I change the standard text messages as e.g.:
“Dubbelklik of klik-en-sleep items van de linkerlijst naar de rechterlijst. Zet in de rechterlijst de items op volgorde van belangrijkheid. Zet het voor u belangrijkste item bovenaan. Kies 3 antwoorden.”
What I found out is that the messages are included in templates on the server. So maybe it is impossible to change this sort of text

2. How can I copy questions and conditions (eventually in CSV format). I have to make some 50 more or less similar questions.

I am using Lime service and not so much experienced with HTML and CSS, although I builded my own website

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2 years 8 months ago - 2 years 8 months ago #112078 by fransmarcelissen
fransmarcelissen replied the topic: Change messages and copy questions
ad 1: I do'nt know whether what I do is a "dirty trick", but I change the language file for this. For instance: I changed in the (dutch) language file the translation of "survey" into "vragenlijst". Of course now this is changed for each survey. The (dutch) language file is in something like /var/www/limesurvey/locale/nl/LC_MESSAGE
ad 2: select an existing question, use "copy current question" (see picture). conditions are copied with the question. You do'n need to export it as csv. You could export and import it, but then you have to change the code.
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Frans
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2 years 8 months ago #112094 by PeterK01
PeterK01 replied the topic: Change messages and copy questions
Thank you Frans for your response.
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I am busy now studying the template editing and some CSS training.
and www.w3schools.com/css/default.asp
Very interesting but:
Can I use changed templates when I am working in Limeservice, so not on my own server?
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The copying is so easy that I overlooked it. Thanks
Peter

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2 years 8 months ago #112095 by PeterK01
PeterK01 replied the topic: Change messages and copy questions
Sorry, it was not my intention to show up this video that big

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2 years 8 months ago #112105 by fransmarcelissen
fransmarcelissen replied the topic: Change messages and copy questions
Hi PeterK
I do'nt know LimeService (now LimeSurvey Professional), but you have to be authorised to edit all or a particular template.
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Frans
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2 years 8 months ago #112111 by PeterK01
PeterK01 replied the topic: Change messages and copy questions
Hello Frans,
Thank you very much for your cooperation.
I found some specific info in the manual: "Translating_LimeSurvey"

The specific LimeService (now LimeSurvey Professional) part is answered by Carsten at the support desk.
So step by step I come at my own survey.

Have a nice day,
Peter

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