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Main Chapters:
 
Main Chapters:
*[[Installation]]
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*[[Installation - LimeSurvey CE]]
*[[Optional settings]]
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*[[Getting started]]
 
*[[Administering LimeSurvey]]
 
*[[Administering LimeSurvey]]
*[[Getting Started]]
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*[[Surveys - introduction]]
*[[Creating surveys - Introduction]]
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*[[Surveys - management]]
*[[Managing Surveys]]
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*[[Not categorized and advanced features]]
*[[Not Categorized and Advanced Features]]
 
 
*[[General FAQ]]
 
*[[General FAQ]]
*[[LimeSurvey Glossary]]
 
 
*[[How to design a good survey (guide)]]
 
*[[How to design a good survey (guide)]]
 
*[[Workarounds]]
 
*[[Workarounds]]
 
*[[License]]
 
*[[License]]
 
*[[Version change log]]
 
*[[Version change log]]
*[[Plugins]]
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[http://www.limesurvey.com/ LimeSurvey] allows users to quickly create intuitive, powerful, online question-and-answer surveys that can work for tens to thousands of participants without much effort.  The survey software itself is self-guiding for the respondents who are participating.  This manual is thus focused at how to install the application, administer the installation, and support survey creators, administrators and report generation users alike.
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[https://www.limesurvey.com/ LimeSurvey] allows users to quickly create intuitive, powerful, online question and answer surveys that can work for tens to thousands of participants without much effort. The survey software itself is self-guiding for the respondents who are participating. This manual is thus focused on how to install the application, administer the installation, and support survey creators, administrators and report generation users alike.
  
 
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There has been a big ramp-up in development the last few years leading to many new features and changes.  Make sure to upgrade to the latest version to make use of the capabilities highlighted here.
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There has been a big ramp-up in development within the last few years leading to many new features and changes. Make sure to upgrade to the [https://www.limesurvey.org/about-limesurvey/download latest version] to make use of the capabilities highlighted here.
  
 
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Still having trouble finding what you want?  Don't forget the general '''search box''', our [[General FAQ]] and [[Workarounds]] list, and to look in our [http://www.limesurvey.org/en/forum/ discussion forums].
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Still having trouble finding what you want? Don't forget the general '''search box''' (upper right corner of the wiki), our [[General FAQ]] and [[Workarounds]] list. If you are looking for community help, join our [https://www.limesurvey.org/en/forum/ discussion forums] and check the [irc://irc.freenode.net/limesurvey|LimeSurvey IRC channel].
  
 
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Remember that [http://www.limesurvey.org/ LimeSurvey] is an open-source, free software application.  See something missing or incorrect?  Then help us fix it. This documentation is a Wiki that can be edited by you or anyone else.  Or [http://donate.limesurvey.org donate] to help support the core development group trying to make a difference.
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Remember that [https://www.limesurvey.org/ LimeSurvey] is an open source, free software application. See something missing or incorrect? Then help us fix it. This documentation is a Wiki that can be edited by you or anyone else. Or [https://donate.limesurvey.org donate] to help support the core development group trying to make a difference.
  
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*[[Installation]]
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*[[LimeSurvey PRO vs LimeSurvey CE]]
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**[[LimeSurvey PRO vs LimeSurvey CE#What do I need?|What do I need?]]
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*[[How to design a good survey (guide)]]
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**[[Quick start guide - LimeSurvey 2.50+]]
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**[[Quick start guide - LimeSurvey 3.0+]]
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*[[Installation - LimeSurvey CE]]
 
**[[Optional settings]]
 
**[[Optional settings]]
 
**[[Upgrading from a previous version]]
 
**[[Upgrading from a previous version]]
 
***[[ComfortUpdate]]
 
***[[ComfortUpdate]]
***[[Upgrade hints for version 1.92]]
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**[[Installation using a command line interface (CLI)]]
 
**[[Transferring an installation]]
 
**[[Transferring an installation]]
 
**[[Installation FAQ]]
 
**[[Installation FAQ]]
**[[Installation security hints]]
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***[[Installation security hints]]
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***[[Localization]]
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*[[Getting started]]
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**[[First login - your user preferences]]
 
*[[Administering LimeSurvey]]
 
*[[Administering LimeSurvey]]
**[[Global settings]]
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**[[Administering LimeSurvey#Settings tab|Settings tab]]
**[[Manage users]]
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***[[Home page settings]]
**[[Manage user groups]]
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***[[Global settings]]
**[[Label sets]]
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***[[Plugin manager]]
**[[The template editor]]
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***[[Menu configuration]]{{NewIn|3.0}}
**[[Localisation]]
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***[[Menu entries configuration]]{{NewIn|3.0}}
**[[Survey Status Screen]]
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**[[Administering LimeSurvey#Users tab|Users tab]]
**[[Central participants database]]
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***[[Manage users]]
*[[Getting Started]]
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***[[Manage user groups]]
**[[First login - Your user preferences]]
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***[[Central Participant Database]] (CPDB)
*[[Creating surveys - Introduction]]
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**[[Administering LimeSurvey#Advanced tab|Advanced tab]]
**[[Creating a new survey]]
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***[[Theme editor]] (LimeSurvey 2.x)
***[[Importing a survey structure]]
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****[[New Template System in LS3.x]]
***[[Survey security settings]]
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****[[Themes]]
**[[Creating a question group]]
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***[[Label sets]]
***[[Change group order]]
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***[[Check data integrity]]
**[[Adding a question]]
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***[[Backup entire database]]
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***[[ComfortUpdate]]
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*[[Surveys - introduction]]
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**[[Surveys - introduction#Create_a_new_survey|Create a survey]]
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***[[Surveys - introduction#Import a survey|Import a survey]]
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***[[Surveys - introduction#Copy a survey|Copy a survey]]
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**[[Survey settings]]
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***[[Overview]]
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***[[General settings]]
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***[[Text elements]]
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***[[Data policy settings]]
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***[[Theme options]]
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***[[Presentation]]
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***[[Participant settings]] (was ''Participant tokens'')
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***[[Notifications_%26_data|Notifications & data]]
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***[[Publication & access]]
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**[[Survey menu]]
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***[[List questions]]
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***[[List question groups]]
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***[[Reorder questions and question groups]]
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***[[Survey participants]] (was ''Tokens'')
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****[[Email bounce tracking system]]
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***[[Survey quotas|Quotas]]
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***[[Assessments]]
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***[[Survey permissions]]
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***[[Email templates]]
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****[[Email placeholders]]
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***[[Panel integration]]
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***[[Resources]]
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***[[Plugin menu]]
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**[[Survey structure]]
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**[[Question groups - introduction]]
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***[[Question_groups_-_introduction#Question_group_actions|Question group toolbar options]]
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***[[Question groups - introduction#Preview question group|Preview question group]]
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***[[Survey_structure#Reordering_questions_and_question_groups|Change group order]]
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**[[Questions - introduction]]
 
***[[Question types]]
 
***[[Question types]]
 
****[[Question type - Array]]
 
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****[[Question type - List with comment]]
 
****[[Question type - List with comment]]
 
****[[Question type - Short free text]]
 
****[[Question type - Short free text]]
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*****[[Question_type_-_Short_free_text#Location|Set up maps and store location]]
 
****[[Question type - Long free text]]
 
****[[Question type - Long free text]]
 
****[[Question type - Huge free text]]
 
****[[Question type - Huge free text]]
 
****[[Question type - Multiple short text]]
 
****[[Question type - Multiple short text]]
***[[Change question order]]
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***[[Survey_structure#Reordering_questions_and_question_groups|Change question order]]
***[[Question preview]]
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***[[Question toolbar options]]
***[[Adding answers or subquestions]]
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****[[Preview function]]
**[[Setting conditions]]
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****[[Edit question]]
***[[Expression Manager]]
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****[[Check question logic]]
****[[Expression Manager for developers]]
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****[[Delete question]]
****[[Expression Manager HowTos]]
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****[[Export question]]
****[[Expression Manager Roadmap]]
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****[[Copy question]]
****[[Expression Manager Examples]]
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****[[Setting conditions]]
****[[Expression Manager Sample Surveys]]
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****[[Adding answers or subquestions]]
***[[Show Logic File]]
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****[[Default answers]]
**[[Assessments]]
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**[[Expression Manager - quick start guide]]
**[[Quotas]]
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***[[Expression Manager - presentation]]
**[[Email templates]]
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***[[Expression Manager how-tos]]
*[[Managing Surveys]]
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***[[Expression Manager examples]]
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***[[Expression Manager roadmap]]
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***[[Expression Manager for developers]]
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***[[Expression Manager sample surveys]]
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****[[Expression Manager]] - old wiki article
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**[[Show logic file]]
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*[[Survey toolbar options]]
 
**[[Testing a survey]]
 
**[[Testing a survey]]
**[[Validate Survey Logic]]
 
 
**[[Activating a survey]]
 
**[[Activating a survey]]
 
**[[Running a survey safely]]
 
**[[Running a survey safely]]
**[[Browsing survey results]]
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***[[Changing an active survey]]
 
**[[Closing a survey]]
 
**[[Closing a survey]]
**[[Changing an active survey]]
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**[[Iterate survey]]
**[[Tokens]]
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**[[Tools]]
***[[Email bounce tracking system]]
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***[[Delete survey]]
**[[Iterate Survey]]
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***[[Quick-translation]]
**[[Data entry]]
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***[[Reset conditions]]
**[[Statistics]]
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***[[Survey logic file]]
**[[Exporting results]]
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***[[Regenerate question codes]]
**[[Exporting a survey structure]]
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**[[Display/Export survey]]
***[[Excel Survey Structure]]
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***[[QueXML PDF Export]]
**[[Quick-translation]]
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***[[Tab Separated Value survey structure]]
*[[Not Categorized and Advanced Features]]
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**[[Survey participants]]
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**[[Responses (survey results)]]
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***[[Responses & statistics]]
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****[[Responses & statistics#Responses summary|Response summary]]
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****[[Responses]]
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****[[Data entry]]
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****[[Statistics]]
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*****[[Statistics - expert mode]]
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*****[[Statistics - simple mode]]
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****[[Timing statistics]]
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****[[Export responses]]
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****[[Import responses]]
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*****[[Problems & solutions]]
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****[[View saved but not submitted responses]]
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****[[Iterate survey#General|Iterate survey]]
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****[[Batch deletion]]
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***[[Data entry]]
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***[[Partial (saved) responses]]
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*[[Multilingual survey]]
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*[[Not categorized and advanced features]]
 
**[[SGQA identifier]]
 
**[[SGQA identifier]]
 
**[[Using regular expressions]]
 
**[[Using regular expressions]]
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**[[URL fields]]
 
**[[RemoteControl 2 API]]
 
**[[RemoteControl 2 API]]
**[[Authentication vs Atlassian Crowd]]
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**[[Data encryption]]
 
*[[General FAQ]]
 
*[[General FAQ]]
 
*[[Troubleshooting]]
 
*[[Troubleshooting]]
*[[LimeSurvey Glossary]]
 
*[[How to design a good survey (guide)]]
 
 
*[[Workarounds]]
 
*[[Workarounds]]
 
**[[Workarounds: Question design, layout and templating]]
 
**[[Workarounds: Question design, layout and templating]]
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*[[License]]
 
*[[License]]
 
*[[Version change log]]
 
*[[Version change log]]
*[[Plugins]]
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*[[Plugins - advanced]]
**[[Authentication plugins]]
 
 
**[[Available third party plugins]]
 
**[[Available third party plugins]]
  
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*[[Version guide]] - A short guide on version numbering
 
*[[Development overview]] - General pages about LimeSurvey development
 
*[[Development overview]] - General pages about LimeSurvey development
*[[LimeSurvey 1.x development documentation]]
 
 
*[[LimeSurvey 2.x development documentation]]
 
*[[LimeSurvey 2.x development documentation]]
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*[[New Template System in LS3.x]] - Quick overview of the novelties of the LimeSurvey 3 template system
  
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If you want to '''add new translations''' or '''correct a translation''' please follow these instructions:
 
If you want to '''add new translations''' or '''correct a translation''' please follow these instructions:
*[[Translating LimeSurvey|How to translate LimeSurvey 1.x/2.x]]
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*[[Translating LimeSurvey|How to translate LimeSurvey]]
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*[[LimeSurvey manual translation - summary]]
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*[[Semester of Code 2014]]
  
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*[[Project ideas for GSoC 2015]]
 
*[[Project Ideas for GSoC 2013]]
 
*[[Project Ideas for GSoC 2013]]
 
*[[LimeSurvey Google Code-in 2012]]
 
*[[LimeSurvey Google Code-in 2012]]
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Help us to update this manual!
This manual is a Wiki - just log in with your LimeSurvey.org account and start editing!

General

LimeSurvey allows users to quickly create intuitive, powerful, online question and answer surveys that can work for tens to thousands of participants without much effort. The survey software itself is self-guiding for the respondents who are participating. This manual is thus focused on how to install the application, administer the installation, and support survey creators, administrators and report generation users alike.

There has been a big ramp-up in development within the last few years leading to many new features and changes. Make sure to upgrade to the latest version to make use of the capabilities highlighted here.

Look to the far right for the main chapters of the manual. Otherwise, scroll down further to see the complete table of contents here and go directly to the topic you are interested in.

Still having trouble finding what you want? Don't forget the general search box (upper right corner of the wiki), our General FAQ and Workarounds list. If you are looking for community help, join our discussion forums and check the IRC channel.

Remember that LimeSurvey is an open source, free software application. See something missing or incorrect? Then help us fix it. This documentation is a Wiki that can be edited by you or anyone else. Or donate to help support the core development group trying to make a difference.

Manual - table of contents

LimeSurvey development

Translating LimeSurvey

If you want to add new translations or correct a translation please follow these instructions:

Semester of Code participation

Google Summer of Code / Code-In participation