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Text Response

VIDEO: Text Response Question

The text response question type lets respondents give open ended answers to question. You can add answer validation to make sure that respondents have entered a specific kind of information. For example, an email address. You can also set a minimum or maximum length for the answer and adjust the size of the response box to accommodate longer answers.

screenshot of a text box question

To set up a text response question:

  1. Drag and drop a text response question from the Basic Questions section of the palette to the canvas.
  2. Phrase your question in the Question Title and optionally add an Extra Description.
  3. Adjust the size of your text response box or add validation using Display and Options settings. See below for details.
  4. If you want to make the question required, uncheck Optional from Options.
  5. Configure any other Display or Options settings. See below for details.
  6. Save your survey.



MultilineSelect to make the text response box more than one line long. Specify how many Rows you would like it to be.
ColumnsA number between 1 and 100 that sets the percent width of a single line response box.
Display side-by-sideDisplays the question on one half of the screen. In order for two questions to display side-by-side, you’ll have to enable this option for both questions. The first question will be on the left and the second on the right.
Append to previous questionUse this to make this question appear as if it’s part of the previous question.
Extra ClassesAdvanced option to define classes for custom javascript or CSS.


OptionalMakes question optional. Uncheck to make it required.
Password FieldWhen a user types in this input box, the text will appear as dots.
ValidationRequire respondents to enter data in a particular format.
Initial ValueText that is prepopulated in the text response box.