Change an existing survey

If you have permission to change an existing survey, you can add or edit questions, insert a page break, and change the order of questions.

 Note   While people are actively responding to a survey, you should avoid adding or substantially changing questions, which could result in incomplete or inconsistent answers.



Edit a question

You can change the text of a question, and in most cases, the text of its answer choices.

 Note   In some cases, you can change the type of question, but it depends on the question type. Some types of questions cannot be changed to other question types. If you do not see the type of question that you want to use, delete the old question and create a new question of the desired type.

  1. If the survey is not already open, click its name on the Quick Launch.

If the name of your survey does not appear, click View All Site Content, and then click the name of your survey.

  1. On the Settings menu Button image, click Survey Settings.
  1. In the Questions section, click the question that you want to change.
  2. Make the changes that you want to make and then click OK.

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Add a question

  1. If the survey is not already open, click its name on the Quick Launch.

If the name of your survey does not appear, click View All Site Content, and then click the name of your survey.

  1. On the Settings menu Button image, click Add Questions.
  2. Type your question text, select the question type, and specify any other settings for your question.
  3. Click Next Question to add another question, or click Finish if you are finished adding questions.

 Tip   New questions are added at the end of the list of existing questions, but you can change the order in which questions appear.

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Delete a question

 Important   When you delete a question, any responses to the question (if anyone has responded) are deleted along with the question.

  1. If the survey is not already open, click its name on the Quick Launch.

If the name of your survey does not appear, click View All Site Content, and then click the name of your survey.

  1. On the Settings menu Button image, click Survey Settings.
  1. In the Questions section, click the question that you want to delete.
  2. Click Delete.

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Add a page break between questions

To add a page break to a survey, you add a new question and select Page Separator as the type of question. When you add a page break to an existing survey, it is added after the existing questions, but you can move the page break between existing questions by changing the question order.

  1. If the survey is not already open, click its name on the Quick Launch.

If the name of your survey does not appear, click View All Site Content, and then click the name of your survey.

  1. On the Settings menu Button image, click Add Questions.
  2. In the Question and Type section, click Page Separator (inserts a page break into your survey).
  3. To place the page break between existing questions, change the order of questions.

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Change the order of questions

  1. If the survey is not already open, click its name on the Quick Launch.

If the name of your survey does not appear, click View All Site Content, and then click the name of your survey.

  1. On the Settings menu Button image, click Survey Settings.
  1. In the Questions section, click Change the order of the questions.
  2. Under Position from Top, select the number that corresponds to the order in which you want questions to appear.

 Note   If you want to change the order of the questions in your survey, you should first evaluate any impact on the branching. If you reorder a survey so that the question that followed the branching logic is now before the question that contains the branching logic, the branching logic will be removed. A question can only branch to questions that follow it.

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Applies to:
SharePoint Server 2007, Windows SharePoint Services 3.0