Quick Entry Details

Survey data can be entered using the Quick Entry edit box. All question responses can be quickly entered using only the keyboard. The easy way to enter your number responses is to use Quick Entry at the bottom of the screen. You actually never have to use your mouse to enter any responses. For example, when the Multiple Scale question is displayed, enter A5 and press the enter key, enter B3 and press the enter key, and enter C2 and press the enter key. 5, 3, and 2 are placed in the boxes next to the A, B, and C text choices.

Another way of moving between the boxes is to use the tab key. If you are in the first box, using our example from above, enter 5, press tab, enter 3, press tab, enter 2 and press tab.

If hints are not hidden (check box on the Preferences menu), the corresponding Quick Entry information is displayed above the Quick Entry edit box.

Single Choice
Enter a single letter and press enter.

Multiple Response
Enter up to nine letters corresponding to the check boxes, then press enter.

Multiple Choice-Other
Enter up to nine letters corresponding to the check boxes, then press enter. To enter other text, make the first character a period, then the text response, then press enter.

Single Scale
Enter the single digit and press enter.

Multiple Scale
Enter the row letter, the scale rating, then press enter.

2 Column Scale
Enter the row letter, the column number, the rating number, then press enter.

Numeric Rank
Enter the row letter, then the ranking number, then press enter.

3-Column and 5-Column Array
Enter the letter of the row, then column number, then press enter. The check mark will be placed in the box. The box can be toggled (unmarked) by entering the row letter and column number again.

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Enter the row letter, then the value, then press enter.

Multi-Column Numeric
Enter the row letter, then column number, the value, then press enter.

Text Entry
Enter the text response, then press enter. The default length is 40 characters. The maximum length is 240 characters. The length of the text response was set when the questions were created on the Rating Scales page.

Date Entry
Enter the Letter M, D, or Y (Month, Day, or Year). Then enter the number, then press enter. Because date checking is constantly being performed, some dates (last few days of February) may have to be entered in Year, Month, and Day order. Enter the letter B to have a blank date.

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Enter up to twenty-five letters corresponding to the check boxes, then press enter.

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Enter up to twenty-five letters corresponding to the check boxes, then press enter. To enter other text, make the first character a period, then the text response, then press enter. The Other response can have up to 200 characters.

Single-Select
Enter a matching text response, then press enter.

Numeric Entry
Enter the value, then press enter.

Single Choice/Other
Enter the letter corresponding to the check box, then press enter. To enter other text, make the first character a period, then the text response, then press enter.

Advance to the Next Question
Pressing the enter key with an empty edit box, advances to the next question when recording responses. If the response database is being revised or reviewed, pressing the enter key with an empty edit box returns to the displayed data base grid.

For additional help with recording responses, check out the training tutorials.

Page last updated: October 10, 2006