Survey shorthand is a concise text based format to describe the core content of a survey. Each question starts on a separate line with a unique set of symbols that indicate its type followed by the text of the question. Depending on the type of the question the non-blank lines after it add additional content (like options or grid rows). For more information see the Support section.
The following symbols define the question types:
For example a single select question with three options:
() What is your favorite color? Red Blue Green
Table questions use a line of dashes to separate the column options from the grid rows.
For example a table question with 5 options and 4 rows might look like:
++ Please rate the following on a 5 point scale 1 2 3 4 5 ------ Luxury Comfort Price Quality
Text questions can identify fields as numeric or currency with # or $ prefixes.
<> Please enter in the following Name $ Price # Quanity
Page breaks can be indicated by ::New Page:: and then the page name.
::New Page:: Demographics