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A Single line question is a free text question.

This allows respondents to type their answers in their own words into a text box that is restricted to one line of text. 

This option is typically used to ask respondents for information where the answer options cannot be easily anticipated by the survey author for example; respondents name or email address.

If you require a longer response, you can opt for the multi-line option.

However, before allowing respondents to enter large amounts of text, think about how you will analyse and evaluate the responses.

Adding a Single line question

To add any question type to your survey, click the Add new item button on the Survey Builder. 

This will expand a menu with all of the available question types.

To add a Single line question, select Single line.

This will place a default Single line question on your survey page, ready for you to edit.

The Add new item menu

Editing a Single line question

Add your question text into the question text box.

Click the Finish editing button once you’re done.


A Single line question being edited in the Survey Builder.

Question settings

All question types have the following functionalities attached to them: