How to use Bi-Polar

Convert a single choice grid question into a bi-polar scaled question. The scale can be either numeric based on the column codes or based on the text from the column headings. The left and right elements are created by adding row text that has a pipe (|) character splitting the two sides. The pipe symbol is sometimes referred to as a vertical bar on a UK keyboard it can be found towards the bottom left and on a Norwegian keyboard it is on the top left, below are some example of where the key can be found on various keyboards.

       

UK

Norwegian

Swedish

Danish

German

So to have Good on the left and Bad on the write you would enter Good|Bad as the row text.

Using codes

Image Background using Codes

Colour Background using Codes

Using Column Texts

Image Background using Column Text

Colored Background using Column Text

Options

Button Size

  • Button Height – Set the height of the button on the screen. The size can be specified in the following units: px (pixels), pt (points), em (relative to font) and % (percentage).
  • Button Width – Set the Width of the button on the screen. The size can be specified in the following units: px (pixels), pt (points), em (relative to font) and % (percentage).

Button Format

  • Button Background Type - Select whether buttons are solid colour or use a background image as the clickable button. If you choose coloured images you can change the colour in Button Styling if you choose image you can select and style the image in Image Button Options

Image Button Options

  • URL of Image to use - URL of background image for the buttons. This can be an image imported via the Research Studio file manager or an external URL.
  • Image Auto Size - Automatically size images to fit buttons. Image width is set to the width of the button.

Button Styling

  • Button Colour – The background colour of the buttons before they are clicked.
  • Button Colour (clicked) – The background colour of the buttons after they are clicked/answered.
  • Rounded Corners - Select yes to have rounded corners on the buttons.

Button Border

  • Button Border - Show a 3D border around buttons.
  • Border Width - Set the border width for the buttons.

With Border

Without border

Button Text

  • Text in button - Select if the button should contain the numeric code for the column or the column header text.

Button Text Styling

  • Text colour – The colour of the text displayed on the button.
  • Vertical alignment of text – The positioning of the text within the button. (Top / Middle / Bottom)
  • Copy Editor Text Styling – Select whether to use the text styling set in the Research Studio questionnaire editor or to use the iQuest text options detailed below.
  • Button Text Size – Set the font size for the text displayed on the buttons.
  • Button Text Weight – Set the font weight (normal, bold, bolder, lighter) for the text displayed on the buttons.
  • Button Text Style - Set the font style (normal, italic, oblique) for the text displayed on the buttons.
  • Horizontal alignment of text - Set the alignment (left, right, center) for the text displayed on the buttons.

Advanced

  • Debug – For advanced users only, this option will display JavaScript errors as they occur in an internet browser.

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