File upload

Use this element to ask the respondents to upload their own files (such as photographs) or to respond orally. The latter option is especially easy to use on a mobile phone, which automatically directs the respondent to record a voice message. This element creates flexibility in the ways in which respondents can answer the questionnaire.

How to use this element:

  1. Add the element to your questionnaire. Its settings are divided into three tabs: Basic, Extra and Dataname. In the Basic settings, you need to choose the settings related to the upload button:

    • Write its text in Button text
    • Choose the button's colors
    • Decide whether you want to use the default icon (an arrow) on it. To change the icon, click the delete symbol next to 'arrow-alt-up' and choose an icon by typing its name. You can browse for icons this way as well. For example, if you want to use a smiley face, start typing 'smile' and options will be presented to you in a drop-down menu. You can also view the available icons at Font Awesome.

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  2. In the Extra settings, you can write a sentence to appear above the upload button. You can also choose the types of files that the respondent can upload, whether the uploaded files will be listed under the button, and make it mandatory to upload a file.

File types:

Selecting a specific file type will limit the files based on the mime type or extension of the file. See the IANA documentation for a complete list of supported image, video and audio formats.

If 'Document' is selected, files are limited to the follwing common office document formats:

.doc .docx .xls .xlsx .ppt .pptx .odt .ods .odp .pdf .txt

If 'Image', 'Video' or 'Audio' is selected, most mobile devices will let the respondent use the inbuilt camera or microphone to take a picture or record a video / sound.

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