This applet will assist you in building survey to run on the web.
Here are very brief instructions on its use:
Start by clicking the Start Form button to add the title
of the survey and the short title which will be used to create the file that
will hold the question. In addition you will need to:
Input the server that hosts your data collection script (this is not
necessarily the same as the server for your survey). The server name
should end with a forward slash '/'.
Input the path from the server root to your script - usually 'cgi-bin/'.
The path should end but not begin with a forward slash '/'.
Input the name of your data collection script.
Input the path from the machine root to where you will locate your data
file. (The data file will name the name: shorttitle.csv. It will be in
a comma separated format readable by Excel, OpenOffice Calc, SPSS and other
Input the web address (URL) for the thank you or debriefing page.
Add Text allows you to add any text such as instructions
to your page at any point.
Divider puts a horizontal line in your page.
Add Pageallows you to split your survey into multiple pages. This button puts in a page break.
The Select menu allows you do do the following options
Show HTML shows the code you have generated. To get
your file, select the entire text and copy it to a text editor such as
Notepad to save. If you use Notepad, remember to change the ending of
the file to .htm or .html
Show Build File shows the survey build code. If you
wish to stop part way done, show this code, copy and paste it to a text
file. Any extension is fine, but .sbr is preferred.
Paste Build File. If you have a build file, you can
load it back into the program by using this option and pasting the text from
your file into this window. You can then add new questions from where
you left off.
Show Variable Names. If you wish to set the variable names generated by the program in a way that can be used as the headerline for your data file.
The question types are listed below these top button. Pressing a
button opens a dialog window to help you create the question. If you
press the wrong question type, just press the Skip button.
Preview will allow you to preview the survey. If
using SurveyBuildR as an applet, the network is involved. If you do
not see what you think you ought to see, press the button a second time.
It might be a network issue.