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General settings

From LimeSurvey Manual

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Introduction

The general settings panel of a survey allows you to edit basic information about the survey such as the survey owner, administrator's email, and the template employed in his survey.

General settings panel

The following functionalities can be edited from the general settings panel:


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  • Base language: It represents the main language of the survey. The base language corresponds with the default site language. The latter can be changed from the global settings of your LimeSurvey installation by a superadministrator;
  • Additional languages: More languages can be added to your survey. This option is important when you want to create multilingual surveys. For example, if you wish to use English, German, and Romanian for your survey, add Romanian and German as additional languages (if English is already the default/base language). The list of available languages could be smaller if the LimeSurvey administrator diminished the number of available languages from the LimeSurvey global settings;
  • Survey owner: Type in the name of the survey owner;
  • Administrator: Type in the name of the administrator;
  • Admin email: Type in the email of the survey administrator.

Note 64x64 bubble lime.png Administrator and admin email are utilized in the LimeSurvey email templates system.

Help.png Many hosting providers' SMTP servers will only accept emails whose "From:" address is on a local domain. Any emails that do not conform to this rule are discarded silently, without any visible error message. If this happens to you, ensure that you are using a provider-based email address in the "Admin email" field. You could also set up email forwarding on the provider's side, so that any messages sent there are relayed to your preferred address.
  • Bounce email: This is the email address where the delivery error notification emails (bounced emails) will be sent to.
Help.png A bounce e-mail is an electronic e-mail which is returned to the sender from various reasons (e.g. invalid address, temporary unavailable mail server, full recipient's mailbox, etc).
  • Fax to: This field is used to give a fax number on the "printable survey" - i.e.: when you want to send someone a hard copy because he or she cannot use the online survey;
  • Group (New in 3.0 ): Select the survey group the newly created survey should be added to;
  • Format: It allows you to choose the way in which the questions will be displayed to the survey respondents. Three options are available:
    • Question by Question : The questions will be displayed one by one (one question per page). If this option is picked up, a separate "welcome" page and "end" page will be displayed when taking the survey;
    • Group by Group : Each survey page will display a question group. Also, a separate "welcome" page and "end" page will still be displayed when taking the survey, as in the "Question by Question" surveys;
    • All in one : If chosen, all the pages will be displayed on a single page. If you select this option, no separate pages exist for the "welcome" and "end" pages - they will all appear on the same page, together with the questions.
  • Template: You can select from the drop-down list the desired template. The default one is rather simple, but functional. More information on creating your own templates is available here.