Managing Form Elements

With Form building a need for managing Questions, Information texts and Module references follows. To enhance management, use the drag and drop or copy/paste form elements.

To rearrange the order in a form

  1. Click and hold the Question, Information text, or Module reference of interest in the Question list in the left-hand side.
  2. Drag it up or down to the desired place in the Question list and drop it.

Copy Pasting form elements

Questions, Information texts, and Module references can be copied and pasted into either the current form, a different form in the same study, or in an entirely different study as many times as wished.

  1. Go to the QuestionInformation texts, or Module references of interest.
  2. Click the Copy to clipboard button to copy it to your clipboard. This includes the Question Type, Question text, validation rules, help text, export labels, possibilities, rows, and columns depending on what is copied.

    Show rules will NOT be copied!

    The clipboard can contain one (1) item, similar to the copy-paste function in Word.

  3. Go to where you wish to paste in the copied element, remember that the pasted element will be placed AFTER the element you have selected, and click the Paste button.

  4. The Copy is added in the form with an added "Copy Of" to the question text or Information text. If the copy is inserted in the same study and an export label is added to the original, this will be copied as well and a warning shown requiring an action to sustain the uniqueness of the export label.

The clipboard is erased upon logout or closing the browser.