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The Survey list’s default view is a little nonstandard (Figure 7.22). There is no toolset in
the top ribbon bar, just the old Action bar from the previous version of SharePoint,
complete with a Respond To This Survey button, as well as an Actions menu and a Settings
menu (you can export the list to Excel or create an alert or RSS feed under Actions, and
Settings lets you either add questions or go to Survey Settings). There’s even the old
View menu to the right of the Action bar. That’s really all you need for a survey; this is
just a list that is presented a little differently (I guess they forgot to update it before they
released the latest version).
2. To create a new Survey list item, click Respond To This Survey.
FIGURE 7.22
A new Survey list
Unlike most new item pages, surveys display their fields in a group until a branch in logic
occurs. This means that the first question is displayed by itself, waiting for you to choose
Yes or No so it can decide what to display next (see Figure 7.23 to see the first question).
Notice that there is a question and a check box (selected by default, of course). That’s it.
There is no explanation of what the box is for unless you provide it in the text of your
question. Keep that in mind.
3. If you answer Yes to this question, it will jump to the last question of the survey; if you
answer No (clear the check box) and click Next, it will go to the next question, the one
that follows in a normal linear manner. There is no jumping. To demonstrate that, clear
the check box so the answer is No, and then click Next.
FIGURE 7.23
The first question
in a new survey
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