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Main Chapters:
 
Main Chapters:
 
*[[Installation - LimeSurvey CE]]
 
*[[Installation - LimeSurvey CE]]
*[[Getting started]]
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*[[Getting Started]]
 
*[[Administering LimeSurvey]]
 
*[[Administering LimeSurvey]]
*[[Surveys - introduction]]
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*[[Surveys - introduction|Surveys - Introduction]]
*[[Surveys - management]]
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*[[Surveys - management|Surveys - Management]]
*[[Not categorized and advanced features]]
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*[[Not Categorized and Advanced Features]]
 
*[[General FAQ]]
 
*[[General FAQ]]
*[[LimeSurvey glossary]]
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*[[How to design a good survey (guide)|How to Design a Good Survey (Guide)]]
*[[How to design a good survey (guide)]]
 
 
*[[Workarounds]]
 
*[[Workarounds]]
 
*[[License]]
 
*[[License]]
*[[Version change log]]
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*[[Version change log| Version Change Log]]
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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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[https://www.limesurvey.org/ LimeSurvey] allows users (think of users as "administrators" NOT participants!) to quickly create intuitive, powerful online question and answer surveys that can work for only a few participants or thousands of participants without much effort. The survey software is self-guiding for the respondents who are participating. This manual is thus focused on how to install the application, administer the installation, as well as support survey creators, administrators, and users who need to generate reports.
  
 
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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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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] of [https://www.limesurvey.org/ LimeSurvey] to make use of the capabilities highlighted here.
  
 
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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.
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The main chapters of the manual are located in the box to the right. You can also scroll down further on this page to see the complete table of contents and go directly to the topic you are interested in.
  
 
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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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Are you 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 [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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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 you can [https://donate.limesurvey.org donate] to help support the core development group trying to make a difference.
  
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*[[LimeSurvey PRO vs LimeSurvey CE]]
 
*[[LimeSurvey PRO vs LimeSurvey CE]]
 
**[[LimeSurvey PRO vs LimeSurvey CE#What do I need?|What do I need?]]
 
**[[LimeSurvey PRO vs LimeSurvey CE#What do I need?|What do I need?]]
*[[How to design a good survey (guide)]]
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*[[How to design a good survey (guide)|How to Design a Good Survey (Guide)]]
**[[Quick start guide - LimeSurvey 2.50+]]
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**[[Quick start guide - LimeSurvey 2.50+|Quick Start Guide - LimeSurvey 2.50+]]
**[[Quick start guide - LimeSurvey 3.0+]]
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**[[Quick start guide - LimeSurvey 3.0+|Quick Start Guide - LimeSurvey 3.0+]]
  
 
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*[[Installation - LimeSurvey CE]]
 
*[[Installation - LimeSurvey CE]]
**[[Optional settings]]
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**[[Optional settings|Optional Settings]]
**[[Upgrading from a previous version]]
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**[[Upgrading from a previous version|Upgrading From a Previous Version]]
 
***[[ComfortUpdate]]
 
***[[ComfortUpdate]]
**[[Installation using a command line interface (CLI)]]
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**[[Installation using a command line interface (CLI)|Installation Using a Command Line Interface (CLI)]]
**[[Transferring an installation]]
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**[[Transferring an installation|Transferring an Installation]]
 
**[[Installation FAQ]]
 
**[[Installation FAQ]]
***[[Installation security hints]]
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***[[Installation security hints|Installation Security Hints]]
 
***[[Localization]]
 
***[[Localization]]
*[[Getting started]]
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*[[Getting Started]]
**[[First login - your user preferences]]
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**[[First login - your user preferences|First Login - Your User Preferences]]
 
*[[Administering LimeSurvey]]
 
*[[Administering LimeSurvey]]
**[[Administering LimeSurvey#Settings tab|Settings tab]]
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**[[Administering LimeSurvey#Settings Tab|Settings Tab]]
***[[Home page settings]]
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***[[Home page settings|Home Page Settings]]
***[[Global settings]]
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***[[Global settings|Global Settings]]
***[[Plugin manager]]
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***[[Plugin manager|Plugin Manager]]
***[[Menu configuration]]{{NewIn|3.0}}
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***[[Menu configuration|Menu Configuration]]{{NewIn|3.0}}
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***[[Menu entries configuration|Menu Entries Configuration]]{{NewIn|3.0}}
**[[Administering LimeSurvey#Users tab|Users tab]]
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**[[Administering LimeSurvey#Users Tab|Users Tab]]
***[[Manage users]]
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***[[Manage users|Manage Users]]
***[[Manage user groups]]
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***[[Manage user groups|Manage User Groups]]
 
***[[Central Participant Database]] (CPDB)
 
***[[Central Participant Database]] (CPDB)
**[[Administering LimeSurvey#Advanced tab|Advanced tab]]
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**[[Administering LimeSurvey#Advanced Tab|Advanced Tab]]
***[[Theme editor]] (LimeSurvey 2.x)
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***[[Theme editor|Theme Editor]] (LimeSurvey 2.x)
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****[[New Template System in LS3.x|New Template System In LS3.x]]
 
****[[Themes]]
 
****[[Themes]]
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****[[Question themes|Question Themes]]
***[[Check data integrity]]
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***[[Label sets|Label Sets]]
***[[Backup entire database]]
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***[[Check data integrity|Check Data Integrity]]
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***[[Backup entire database|Backup Entire Database]]
 
***[[ComfortUpdate]]
 
***[[ComfortUpdate]]
  
*[[Surveys - introduction]]
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**[[Survey settings]]
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*[[Surveys - introduction|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|Survey Settings]]
 
***[[Overview]]
 
***[[Overview]]
***[[General settings]]
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***[[General settings|General Settings]]
***[[Text elements]]
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***[[Text elements|Text Elements]]
***[[Data policy settings]]
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***[[Data policy settings|Data Policy Settings]]
***[[Theme options]]
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***[[Theme options|Theme Options]]
 
***[[Presentation]]
 
***[[Presentation]]
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***[[Participant settings|Participant Settings]] (was ''Participant Tokens'')
***[[Notifications_%26_data|Notifications & data]]
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***[[Notifications_%26_data|Notifications & Data]]
***[[Publication & access]]
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***[[Publication & access|Publication & Access]]
**[[Survey menu]]
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**[[Survey menu|Survey Menu]]
***[[List questions]]
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***[[List questions|List Questions]]
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***[[List question groups|List Question Groups]]
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***[[Reorder questions and question groups|Reorder Questions and Question Groups]]
***[[Survey participants]] (was ''Tokens'')
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***[[Survey participants|Survey Participants]] (was ''Tokens'')
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****[[Email bounce tracking system|Email Bounce Tracking System]]
 
***[[Survey quotas|Quotas]]
 
***[[Survey quotas|Quotas]]
 
***[[Assessments]]
 
***[[Assessments]]
***[[Survey permissions]]
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***[[Survey permissions|Survey Permissions]]
***[[Email templates]]
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***[[Email templates|Email Templates]]
****[[Email placeholders]]
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****[[Email placeholders|Email Placeholders]]
***[[Panel integration]]
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***[[Panel integration|Panel Integration]]
 
***[[Resources]]
 
***[[Resources]]
***[[Plugin menu]]
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***[[Plugin menu|Plugin Menu]]
**[[Survey structure]]
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**[[Survey structure|Survey Structure]]
**[[Question groups - introduction]]
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**[[Question groups - introduction|Question Groups - Introduction]]
***[[Question_groups_-_introduction#Question_group_actions|Question group toolbar options]]
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***[[Question_groups_-_introduction#Question_group_actions|Question Group Toolbar Options]]
***[[Question groups - introduction#Preview question group|Preview question group]]
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***[[Question groups - introduction#Preview question group|Preview Question Group]]
***[[Survey_structure#Reordering_questions_and_question_groups|Change group order]]
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***[[Survey_structure#Reordering_questions_and_question_groups|Change Group Order]]
**[[Questions - introduction]]
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**[[Questions - introduction|Questions - Introduction]]
***[[Question types]]
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***[[Question types|Question Types]]
****[[Question type - Array]]
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****[[Question type - Array|Question Type - Array]]
****[[Question type - Array by column]]
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****[[Question type - Array by column|Question Type - Array by column]]
****[[Question type - Array dual scale]]
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****[[Question type - Array dual scale|Question Type - Array dual scale]]
****[[Question type - Array (5 point choice)]]
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****[[Question type - Array (5 point choice)|Question Type - Array (5 point choice)]]
****[[Question type - Array (10 point choice)]]
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****[[Question type - Array (10 point choice)|Question Type - Array (10 point choice)]]
****[[Question type - Array (Increase-Same-Decrease)]]
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****[[Question type - Array (Increase-Same-Decrease)|Question Type - Array (Increase-Same-Decrease)]]
****[[Question type - Array (Numbers)]]
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****[[Question type - Array (Numbers)|Question Type - Array (Numbers)]]
****[[Question type - Array (Texts)]]
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****[[Question type - Array (Texts)|Question Type - Array (Texts)]]
****[[Question type - Array (Yes-No-Uncertain)]]
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****[[Question type - Array (Yes-No-Uncertain)|Question Type - Array (Yes-No-Uncertain)]]
****[[Question type - Date]]
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****[[Question type - Date|Question Type - Date]]
****[[Question type - Equation]]
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****[[Question type - Equation|Question Type  - Equation]]
****[[Question type - File upload]]
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****[[Question type - File upload|Question Type - File upload]]
****[[Question type - Gender]]
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****[[Question type - Gender|Question Type - Gender]]
****[[Question type - Language switch]]
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****[[Question type - Language switch|Question Type - Language switch]]
****[[Question type - Numerical input]]
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****[[Question type - Numerical input|Question Type - Numerical input]]
****[[Question type - Multiple numerical input]]
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****[[Question type - Multiple numerical input|Question Type - Multiple numerical input]]
****[[Question type - Ranking]]
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****[[Question type - Ranking|Question Type - Ranking]]
****[[Question type - Text display]]
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****[[Question type - Text display|Question Type - Text display]]
****[[Question type - Yes-No]]
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****[[Question type - Yes-No|Question Type - Yes-No]]
****[[Question type - Multiple choice]]
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****[[Question type - Multiple choice|Question Type - Multiple choice]]
****[[Question type - Multiple choice with comments]]
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****[[Question type - Multiple choice with comments|Question Type - Multiple choice with comments]]
****[[Question type - 5 point choice]]
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****[[Question type - 5 point choice|Question Type - 5 point choice]]
****[[Question type - List (Dropdown)]]
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****[[Question type - List (Dropdown)|Question Type - List (Dropdown)]]
****[[Question type - List (Radio)]]
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****[[Question type - List (Radio)|Question Type - List (Radio)]]
****[[Question type - List with comment]]
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****[[Question type - List with comment|Question Type - List with comment]]
****[[Question type - Short free text]]
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****[[Question type - Short free text|Question Type - Short free text]]
*****[[Question_type_-_Short_free_text#Location|Set up maps and store location]]  
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****[[Question type - Long free text|Question Type - Long free text]]
****[[Question type - Huge free text]]
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****[[Question type - Huge free text|Question Type - Huge free text]]
****[[Question type - Multiple short text]]
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****[[Question type - Multiple short text|Question Type - Multiple short text]]
 
***[[Survey_structure#Reordering_questions_and_question_groups|Change question order]]
 
***[[Survey_structure#Reordering_questions_and_question_groups|Change question order]]
 
***[[Question toolbar options]]
 
***[[Question toolbar options]]
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****[[Adding answers or subquestions]]
 
****[[Adding answers or subquestions]]
 
****[[Default answers]]
 
****[[Default answers]]
**[[Expression Manager - quick start guide]]
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**[[ExpressionScript Engine - Quick start guide]]
***[[Expression Manager - presentation]]
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***[[ExpressionScript - Presentation]]
***[[Expression Manager how-tos]]
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***[[ExpressionScript How-tos]]
***[[Expression Manager examples]]
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***[[ExpressionScript examples]]
***[[Expression Manager roadmap]]
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***[[ExpressionScript Engine roadmap]]
***[[Expression Manager for developers]]
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***[[ExpressionScript for developers]]
***[[Expression Manager sample surveys]]
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***[[ExpressionScript sample surveys]]
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****[[Expression Manager]] - old page with full documentation
 
**[[Show logic file]]
 
**[[Show logic file]]
 
*[[Survey toolbar options]]
 
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**[[URL fields]]
 
**[[URL fields]]
 
**[[RemoteControl 2 API]]
 
**[[RemoteControl 2 API]]
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**[[Data encryption]]
 
*[[General FAQ]]
 
*[[General FAQ]]
 
*[[Troubleshooting]]
 
*[[Troubleshooting]]
*[[LimeSurvey glossary]]
 
 
*[[Workarounds]]
 
*[[Workarounds]]
 
**[[Workarounds: Question design, layout and templating]]
 
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**[[Available third party plugins]]
  
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*[[Version guide]] - A short guide on version numbering
 
*[[Version guide]] - A short guide on version numbering
 
*[[Development overview]] - General pages about LimeSurvey development
 
*[[Development overview]] - General pages about LimeSurvey development
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If you want to '''add new translations''' or '''correct a translation''' please follow these instructions:
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If you want to '''add new translations''' or '''correct a translation''', please follow these instructions:
 
*[[Translating LimeSurvey|How to translate LimeSurvey]]
 
*[[Translating LimeSurvey|How to translate LimeSurvey]]
 
*[[LimeSurvey manual translation - summary]]
 
*[[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 2015]]
 
*[[Project Ideas for GSoC 2013]]
 
*[[Project Ideas for GSoC 2013]]

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General

LimeSurvey allows users (think of users as "administrators" NOT participants!) to quickly create intuitive, powerful online question and answer surveys that can work for only a few participants or thousands of participants without much effort. The survey software is self-guiding for the respondents who are participating. This manual is thus focused on how to install the application, administer the installation, as well as support survey creators, administrators, and users who need to generate reports.

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 of LimeSurvey to make use of the capabilities highlighted here.

The main chapters of the manual are located in the box to the right. You can also scroll down further on this page to see the complete table of contents and go directly to the topic you are interested in.

Are you 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 you can 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