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=General= <!--T:46-->
  
[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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Main Chapters:
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#[[LimeSurvey PRO vs LimeSurvey CE| LimeSurvey Cloud vs LimeSurvey CE]]
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#[[Quick start guide - LimeSurvey 3.0+| LimeSurvey Cloud - Quick start guide ]]
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#[[Installation - LimeSurvey CE | LimeSurvey CE - Installation ]]
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#[[How to design a good survey (guide)|How to Design a Good Survey (Guide)]]
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#[[Getting Started]]
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#[[Administering LimeSurvey|LimeSurvey Configuration]]
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#[[Surveys - introduction|Introduction - Surveys]]
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#[[Survey settings|View Survey SETTINGS]]
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#[[Survey menu|View Survey MENU]]
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#[[Survey structure|View Survey STRUCTURE]]
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#[[Questions - introduction|Introduction - Questions]]
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#[[Question groups - introduction|Introduction - Question Groups]]
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#[[Surveys - management|Introduction - Surveys - Management]]
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#[[Survey toolbar options]]
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#[[Multilingual survey]]
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#[[ExpressionScript Engine - Quick start guide|Quick start guide - ExpressionScript]]
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#[[Not Categorized and Advanced Features|Advanced features]]
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#[[General FAQ]]
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#[[Troubleshooting]]
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#[[Workarounds]]
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#[[License]]
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#[[Version change log| Version Change Log]]
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#[[Plugins - advanced|Plugins - Advanced]]
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To get an overview of the '''vast range of question types''', look at [[Question types]].
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[https://www.limesurvey.org/ LimeSurvey] allows users to quickly create intuitive, powerful online forms and surveys that can work for anyone from small business to large business. The survey software is self-guiding for the respondents. This manual is thus focused on how to install the application (although you can use the web version), 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 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] of [https://www.limesurvey.org/ LimeSurvey] to make use of the capabilities highlighted here, If you prefer using the web version then skip the downloading.
  
Look to the far right for the main chapters to the manual.  Start with the chapter appropriate for you and navigate using the arrow buttons at the top of each page [[File:button-structure-navigation.png]] through the many sections of each chapter.  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.
  
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/component/option,com_fireboard/Itemid,105/lang,en/ discussion forums].
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The '''search box''' (upper right corner of the wiki), our [[General FAQ]], and [[Workarounds]] list will help you if you have any concerns. 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].
  
Remember that [http://www.limesurvey.com/ LimeSurvey] is an open-source, free software application.  See something missing or incorrect?  Then help us fix it. This [http://docs.limesurvey.org/tiki-index.php 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 you can [https://donate.limesurvey.org donate] or buy Basic, Expert, Enterprise plan through the [https://www.limesurvey.org/pricing pricing] page to help support the core development group trying to make a difference :)
  
-= Complete table of contents=-
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*[[LimeSurvey PRO vs LimeSurvey CE| LimeSurvey Cloud vs LimeSurvey CE]]
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**[[LimeSurvey PRO vs LimeSurvey CE#What do I need?|What do I need?]]
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*[[Quick start guide - LimeSurvey 3.0+|LimeSurvey Cloud - Quick start guide]]
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**[[Quick_start guide - LimeSurvey 3.0+#Introduction - What is LimeSurvey?|What is LimeSurvey?]]
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**[[Quick_start guide - LimeSurvey 3.0+#Create a free LimeSurvey account|Create a free LimeSurvey account]]
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**[[Quick_start guide - LimeSurvey 3.0+#Setting up your survey site|Setting up your survey site]]
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**[[Quick_start guide - LimeSurvey 3.0+#Start using LimeSurvey|Start using LimeSurvey]]
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**[[Quick_start guide - LimeSurvey 3.0+#Other LimeSurvey features - Advanced Users|Other LimeSurvey features]]
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*[[Installation - LimeSurvey CE]]
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**[[Optional settings|Optional Settings]]
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**[[Upgrading from a previous version|Upgrading From a Previous Version]]
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***[[ComfortUpdate]]
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**[[Installation using a command line interface (CLI)|Installation Using a Command Line Interface (CLI)]]
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**[[Transferring an installation|Transferring an Installation]]
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**[[Installation FAQ]]
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***[[Installation security hints|Installation Security Hints]]
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***[[Localization]]
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*[[How to design a good survey (guide)|How to Design a Good Survey (Guide)]]
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*[[Getting Started]]
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**[[First login - your user preferences|First Login]]
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**[[First login - your user preferences#Change your password|Change your password]]
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**[[First login - your user preferences#Your account preferences|Your account preferences]]
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*[[Administering LimeSurvey|LimeSurvey Configuration]]
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**[[Administering LimeSurvey#Settings Tab|SETTINGS]]
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***[[Home page settings|Home Page Settings]]
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***[[Global settings|Global Settings]]
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***[[Plugin manager|Plugin Manager]]
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***[[Menu configuration|Menu Configuration]]{{NewIn|3.0}}
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***[[Menu entries configuration|Menu Entries Configuration]]{{NewIn|3.0}}
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**[[Administering LimeSurvey#Users Tab|USERS]]
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***[[Manage users|Manage Users]]
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***[[Manage user groups|Manage User Groups]]
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***[[Central Participant Database]] (CPDB)
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**[[Administering LimeSurvey#Advanced Tab|ADVANCED]]
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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]]
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****[[Themes]]
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****[[Question themes|Question Themes]]
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***[[Label sets|Label Sets]]
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***[[Check data integrity|Check Data Integrity]]
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***[[Backup entire database|Backup Entire Database]]
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***[[ComfortUpdate]]
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*[[Surveys - introduction|Introduction - Surveys]]
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**[[Surveys - introduction#General|General]]
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**[[Surveys - introduction#Surveys|Surveys]]
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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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***[[Surveys - introduction#List_surveys|List surveys]]
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***[[Surveys - introduction#Delete_a_survey|Delete a survey]]
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***[[Surveys - introduction#Export_a_survey|Export a survey]]
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**[[Surveys - introduction#Survey Groups|Survey Groups]]
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***[[Surveys - introduction#Survey Groups|Survey Groups]]
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***[[Surveys - introduction#Create a survey group|Create a survey group]]
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***[[Surveys - introduction#Edit survey group|Edit survey group]]
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***[[Surveys - introduction#Delete a survey group|Delete a survey group]]
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*[[Survey settings|View Survey SETTINGS]]
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**[[Survey settings#Introduction|Introduction]]
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**[[Overview]]
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**[[General settings|General Settings]]
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**[[Text elements|Text Elements]]
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**[[Data policy settings|Data Policy Settings]]
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**[[Theme options|Theme Options]]
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**[[Presentation]]
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**[[Participant settings|Participant Settings]] (was ''Participant Tokens'')
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**[[Notifications_%26_data|Notifications & Data]]
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**[[Publication & access|Publication & Access]]
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*[[Survey menu|View Survey MENU]]
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**[[Survey menu#Introduction|Introduction]]
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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]]
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**[[Survey participants|Survey Participants]] (was ''Tokens'')
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***[[Email bounce tracking system|Email Bounce Tracking System]]
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**[[Survey quotas|Quotas]]
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**[[Assessments]]
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**[[Survey permissions|Survey Permissions]]
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**[[Email templates|Email Templates]]
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***[[Email placeholders|Email Placeholders]]
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**[[Panel integration|Panel Integration]]
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**[[Resources]]
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**[[Plugin menu|Plugin Menu]]
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*[[Survey structure|View Survey STRUCTURE]]
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**[[Survey structure|Introduction]]
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**[[Survey structure|The structure of a survey]]
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**[[Survey structure|Question groups]]
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**[[Survey structure|Questions]]
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**[[Survey structure|Reordering questions and question groups]]
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*[[Questions - introduction|Introduction - Questions]]
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**[[Question types|Question Types]]
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***[[Question type - Array|Question Type - Array]]
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***[[Question type - Array by column|Question Type - Array by column]]
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***[[Question type - Array dual scale|Question Type - Array dual scale]]
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***[[Question type - Array (5 point choice)|Question Type - Array (5 point choice)]]
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***[[Question type - Array (10 point choice)|Question Type - Array (10 point choice)]]
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***[[Question type - Array (Increase-Same-Decrease)|Question Type - Array (Increase-Same-Decrease)]]
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***[[Question type - Array (Numbers)|Question Type - Array (Numbers)]]
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***[[Question type - Array (Texts)|Question Type - Array (Texts)]]
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***[[Question type - Array (Yes-No-Uncertain)|Question Type - Array (Yes-No-Uncertain)]]
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***[[Question type - Date|Question Type - Date]]
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***[[Question type  - Equation|Question Type  - Equation]]
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***[[Question type - File upload|Question Type - File upload]]
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***[[Question type - Gender|Question Type - Gender]]
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***[[Question type - Language switch|Question Type - Language switch]]
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***[[Question type - Numerical input|Question Type - Numerical input]]
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***[[Question type - Multiple numerical input|Question Type - Multiple numerical input]]
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***[[Question type - Ranking|Question Type - Ranking]]
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***[[Question type - Text display|Question Type - Text display]]
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***[[Question type - Yes-No|Question Type - Yes-No]]
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***[[Question type - Multiple choice|Question Type - Multiple choice]]
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***[[Question type - Multiple choice with comments|Question Type - Multiple choice with comments]]
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***[[Question type - 5 point choice|Question Type - 5 point choice]]
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***[[Question type - List (Dropdown)|Question Type - List (Dropdown)]]
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***[[Question type - List (Radio)|Question Type - List (Radio)]]
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***[[Question type - List with comment|Question Type - List with comment]]
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***[[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]]
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***[[Question type - Long free text|Question Type - Long free text]]
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***[[Question type - Huge free text|Question Type - Huge free text]]
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***[[Question type - Multiple short text|Question Type - Multiple short text]]
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**[[Survey_structure#Reordering_questions_and_question_groups|Change question order]]
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*[[Question groups - introduction|Introduction - Question Groups]]
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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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*[[Surveys - management|Introduction - Surveys - management]]
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**[[Testing a survey|Testing a survey]]
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**[[Activating a survey|Activating a survey]]
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**[[Running a survey safely|Running a survey safely]]
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**[[Browsing survey results|Browsing survey results]]
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**[[Closing a survey|Closing a survey]]
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**[[Changing an active survey|Changing an active survey]]
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**[[Iterate survey|Iterate survey]]
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**[[Data entry|Data entry]]
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**[[Statistics|Statistics]]
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**[[Exporting results|Exporting results]]
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**[[Display/Export survey#Export survey structure (.lss)|Exporting a survey structure]]
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**[[QueXML PDF Export|QueXML PDF Export]]
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**[[Quick-translation|Quick-translation]]
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**[[Question toolbar options]]
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***[[Preview function]]
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***[[Edit question]]
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***[[Check question logic]]
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***[[Delete question]]
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***[[Export question]]
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***[[Copy question]]
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***[[Setting conditions]]
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***[[Adding answers or subquestions]]
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***[[Default answers]]
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*[[Survey toolbar options]]
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**[[Testing a survey]]
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**[[Activating a survey]]
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**[[Running a survey safely]]
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***[[Changing an active survey]]
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**[[Closing a survey]]
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**[[Iterate survey]]
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**[[Tools]]
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***[[Delete survey]]
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***[[Quick-translation]]
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***[[Reset conditions]]
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***[[Survey logic file]]
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***[[Regenerate question codes]]
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**[[Display/Export survey]]
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***[[QueXML PDF Export]]
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***[[Tab Separated Value survey structure]]
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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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*[[ExpressionScript Engine - Quick start guide]]
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**[[ExpressionScript - Presentation]]
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**[[ExpressionScript How-tos]]
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**[[ExpressionScript examples]]
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**[[ExpressionScript Engine roadmap]]
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**[[ExpressionScript for developers]]
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**[[ExpressionScript sample surveys]]
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***[[Expression Manager]] - old page with full documentation
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**[[Show logic file]]
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*[[Not categorized and advanced features|Advanced features]]
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**[[SGQA identifier]]
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**[[Using regular expressions]]
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**[[URL fields]]
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**[[RemoteControl 2 API]]
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**[[Data encryption]]
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*[[General FAQ]]
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*[[Troubleshooting]]
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*[[Workarounds]]
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**[[Workarounds: Question design, layout and templating]]
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**[[Workarounds: Manipulating a survey at runtime using Javascript]]
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**[[Workarounds: Survey behaviour]]
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**[[Workarounds: Further solutions provided by LimeSurvey users]]
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*[[License]]
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*[[Version change log]]
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*[[Plugins - advanced]]
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**[[Make your plugin compatible with LS4]]
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**[[Available third party plugins]]
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=LimeSurvey Development= <!--T:41-->
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*[[Version guide]] - A short guide on version numbering
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*[[Development overview]] - General pages about LimeSurvey development
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*[[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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=Translating LimeSurvey= <!--T:42-->
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If you want to '''add new translations''' or '''correct a translation''', please follow these instructions:
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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 Participation= <!--T:44-->
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*[[Semester of Code 2014]]
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=Google Summer of Code / Code-In Participation= <!--T:45-->
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*[[Project ideas for GSoC 2015]]
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*[[Project Ideas for GSoC 2013]]
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*[[LimeSurvey Google Code-in 2012]]
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*[[LimeSurvey Google Code-in 2011]]
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*[[LimeSurvey GSoC 2011]]/[[GSoC getting started]]
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*[[LimeSurvey GSoC 2010]]
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*[[LimeSurvey GSoC 2009]]
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General

LimeSurvey allows users to quickly create intuitive, powerful online forms and surveys that can work for anyone from small business to large business. The survey software is self-guiding for the respondents. This manual is thus focused on how to install the application (although you can use the web version), 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, If you prefer using the web version then skip the downloading.

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.

The search box (upper right corner of the wiki), our General FAQ, and Workarounds list will help you if you have any concerns. 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 or buy Basic, Expert, Enterprise plan through the pricing page 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