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Rich Text Editor

With the rich text editor, you can easily add styling to your text; insert pictures and links into your survey, paste from Microsoft Word, and more. To access these options, click on the ‘Rich Text Editor’ link at the top right of any question editor.

Note: Some changes made in the Rich Text Editor will not be displayed in the survey editor, but will appear in preview mode and in the final survey.

Font Options

  • Bold, Underline, Italicize, Strikethrough, Subscript, Superscript

  • Change the font to Arial, Arial Black, Comic Sans MS, Courier New, Narrow, Garamond, Georgia, Impact, Sans Serif, Serif, Tahoma, Trebuchet MS, Verdana

  • Change the Font Size (1-7)

  • Add header styles

  • Color/Highlight

Paragraph Options

  • Bullet Points/Numbering

  • Indent/Outdent

  • Change Alignment

Other Options

  • Horizontal Rule

  • Insert Image from URL- all images inserted using the text editor need to be hosted online. You can use a free site such as to host your images. To insert, click the ‘Insert Image’ button, then enter the image url in the pop-up. Once inserted, you can change the alignment using the paragraph alignment buttons.

  • Insert Hyperlink- Highlight the text you want to link to an external site.  Click on the ‘Insert Hyperlink’ button and enter the link into the popup box. It is helpful to add instructions to survey respondents to CTRL+Click the hyperlink so they are not navigated away from the survey.

  • Cut, Copy, Paste, Paste Text

  • Print

  • Show Source

  • Spell Check- Spell check is automatically applied in the text editor

TIP:  There is no text editor for answer choices, but you can copy and paste html code directly into the answer choice boxes to change the formatting of your responses. To obtain the html code, make the formatting changes in the question text editor, and then click on the ‘Show Source’ button. This will bring up the html code- cut and paste it into the answer choices box to apply. You can also use html to add an image to a response, if desired.


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