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    Any ability to ask a question defined along a spectrum?

    Asked by GGfromCP on May 27, 2013 at 10:54 PM

    I'd like to ask respondents to rank themselves along a spectrum, for example "Rank yourself along a scale of structured to unstructured"

    The nearest 2 options are the Scale or Slider tools, but they're not ideal.  I'd like an option that allows people to click across the spectrum, without seeing a 0 - 10 numeric value attributed to it, as there'll be a tendency of some people to interpret a greater value as inherently positive.

    An ideal tool would have a zero value in the middle and 3 - 5 increments on either side of the midpoint.  Something like this:


    It could use a slider or radio buttons.  Can anyone suggest something that would accomplish this?


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    JotForm Support

    Answered by EltonCris on May 28, 2013 at 02:01 AM


    My suggestion is to use Scale Rating Tool and then embed your form using form source code so you can modify it. How to get your Form Source Code

    Example, this form: http://form.jotformpro.com/form/31467530755962?

    On the source code, you will be able to find similar to this so just edit it's label numbers.

    Let us know if you have further questions. Thanks!

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    Answered by GGfromCP on May 28, 2013 at 02:35 AM

    That's interesting, Elton.  Thanks for this.  Do you know what code I'd need to add to the source code above, to make the number white?

    Any ideas how I can accomplish that?

    I want the numbers so they can't be seen, but I could group responses according numeric value to determine whether respondents tend to be "very structured, somewhat structured, balanced, somewhat unstructured and very structured"?


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    Answered by jalaludeen on May 28, 2013 at 02:49 AM

    Hello GGformCP,

    To make number white, please add below code in Inject Custom CSS code area and then get Source code of form.

    .form-scale-table th {
    Please refer this guide for Inject Custom CSS Code.
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    JotForm Support

    Answered by EltonCris on May 28, 2013 at 04:37 AM


    You can actually removed these numbers since they're just labels.

    It's actual values can be found on the next line of codes. You can change the value to text like from "Unstructured" to "Very Structured" if you like.


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    Answered by GGfromCP on May 29, 2013 at 12:27 AM

    Thanks  jalaludeen and Elton,

    That's a great help.  In terms of ensuring I can cluster and analyse on the backend, having the numbers is better, (I'd be able to identify responses by clustering: all 1-3s (structured) all 4-7s (balanced) and all 8-10 (unstructured), for example.  Will use the white and incorporate into the css.


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    JotForm Support

    Answered by Welvin on May 29, 2013 at 02:57 AM

    In behalf of the team, you are always welcome. If you have any further questions, concerns or suggestions please do not hesitate to contact us again.