Menu configuration

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If you would like to create a new menu or add new entries to a preexisting menu, access Menu configuration from the Configuration dialog.

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If you are unhappy with the existing survey menus or you wish to create a special suvey menu for a certain user group, edit the default ones or create new menus. You can also add new menu entries or edit the existing ones.

Survey Menu

Once accessed, you can see in the Menu Configuration panel a table with all the existing survey menus.

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Four actions are available:

Create a menu

If you would like to create a new menu, press on the green button (+ New) located in the upper left part of the window. The following window will pop-up:

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A group of options is available:

  • Parent:
  • Survey: You can choose the survey the menu will be available for. It comes automatically set up for All surveys;
  • Ordering: If you use more menus that have the same position, ordering them would help you better organize them.
  • Title: The tile of the menu;
  • Description: A short summary of the entries that will be added to that menu can be added;
  • Position: Four positions are available:
    • Sidemenu : The menu will be located on the left side of the window;
    • Collapsed menu : A collapsed menu will display only the icons of the survey menu entries;
    • Top bar : The menu is going to be on a bar located in the upper part of the window;
    • Bottom bar : The menu is going to be on a bar located in the lower part of the window.

Edit a menu

If you would like to change the details of an already existing menu, click on the green button located in the Action column. Once done

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Delete a menu

If you want to delete a menu, click on the red trash button that corresponds to that respective menu (located in the Action column). If you click Delete now, all the menu entries of that menu will also be deleted.

Reset to default values

In the case in which you edited the default menus and you want to return back to the default values, click on the Reset button located in the upper right part of the window. Once clicked, you will be asked to confirm the operation. Please note that all the custom menus will be lost if you decide to proceed.

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