Preferences - Interface Settings

Preferences for the program, interface, reports, and user-defined scales can be set with selections from these screens.

Load Survey at StartUp
If checked, and the previously used survey can be found, it will be automatically loaded. This saves you time by not searching for the survey you most recently worked with.

Load Last Menu Selection at StartUp
If checked, the menu selection that was used the last time the survey program was used will be redisplayed after the question file is loaded. If unchecked, either the opening screen, or the question summary screen will be displayed.

Enable Sample Survey Data Menu
If checked, the Utility Menu - Create Sample Data Files command is enabled. This menu is useful to create random sample data, to see if you need to set some limits on numbers to be entered, etc.

Enable Advanced Utilities Menu
If checked, the Utility Menu - Enable Advanced Utilities command is enabled. This menu is used to modify and delete the DBF survey response file.

Enable Entire Analysis Menu
If checked, the entire Analysis Menu is enabled. This menu is used to create the reports from the survey responses. This may be done to prevent someone from previewing survey results.

Place Button Bar Near the Top of Screens
Some users think it is more convenient to place the (Help, Close, etc) buttons near the top of the screen. Others prefer the traditional position at the bottom. This checkbox will determine the placement of the button bar on the other program screens.

Allow Close on Escape
If checked, the displayed window will close itself when you press the Escape key. Of course clicking the Close button, or the X in the upper right corner of the screen also closes the displayed window.

Set Last Question Enter Key to Save Record
When recording the response for the last survey question, the complete set of responses can be saved when the enter key is pressed. If not checked, then the Save button must be clicked (or Alt-S pressed) to save the complete set of responses. Checking this option saves an extra mouse movement and left button mouse click or extra key strokes (Alt-S). This option is applied to the Data Menu - Record Responses.

Include No Responses in Calculations
If checked, an extra column will be added to the reports to indicate the number of respondents that did not answer the question. The No Response totals would be included in the percentage calculations.

Include Email Info with Duplicate Checks
The extra fields from an email survey can be included in the check for duplicate survey records. For example, if someone was submitting extra sets of survey responses to influence the results. Checking this option can help find the duplicate IP addresses. This option is applied to the Data Menu - Review Database

Rating Scales - Web HTML Language
The five most common survey rating scales have been translated into 11 other languages by native speakers. (English, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Slovak, Spanish, and Swedish). Each of the common scales (for example, Excellent, Good, Average, Fair, and Poor) will be used in the reports, HTML summaries, and web HTML surveys using the selected language. Other common terms for moving around a web survey (Top, Back, Next, and Last) will also use the selected language. Common terms such as the months of the year, and report column headings will also use the selected language.

Hot Track - Color Highlight
If checked, the quick edit, edit boxes, check boxes, and radio buttons with the focus will be colored, instead of remaining white. This can make it easier to see where the focus is located. The middle option uses the hot track color on the option border, the third option colors the entire object.

Interface Colors
If the Use Default colors check box is not marked, you can change the program interface font and the background screen color.

If checked, Hints can be hidden. What's This help will still be available with right-clicking. The display of Quick Entry hints are also determined by this setting. This is the length of delay between when the mouse cursor is positioned over the top of the control, and the hint is displayed (tenths of a second).

Interface Settings

Clicking the Apply button will save all program preferences, including those revised with other screens.

Clicking the Help button will display the help file included with WISCO Survey Power.

Clicking the Close button will leave the analysis screen, returning to the opening program screen.

Page last updated: January 26, 2008