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Question numbering

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If you have selected "online survey" as the consultation type, you can build questions within your survey and choose how you would like these questions to be numbered. This can be done within the Online Survey Settings section which can be accessed from the Consultation Dashboard.

If you are not building an online survey, learn more about types of consultations here

In the Online Survey Settings section, the second option on the page is the question numbering drop down menu. Select the type of numbering that is most appropriate for your consultation.

image of the online survey settings page with the numbering options drop down expanded to show the four options as described in the following sentence

Numbering options:

Continuous numbering: set as the default option. This is useful for consultations such as linear surveys, which run from start to finish in continuous pages.

Restart numbering on each page: this option is useful for non-linear (also known as table of contents) consultations and also surveys that use Skip Logic. Restarting the numbering on each page makes it less confusing for respondents who will not see all the pages nor answer all the questions in your consultation.

Custom numbering: is useful when you are consulting on something such as a policy document and you need to reflect the numbering within the policy, i.e. 2.1(a) and 2.1(b).

Don't show numbering: can be used if your consultation is less formal, and more of an information gathering exercise. Be mindful that not having numbers on questions can make it difficult for admins to refer to - if you have a very large survey you may want to have some form of reference when discussing the different questions with colleagues.

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