Use Language Packs to Customize Survey, Quiz, and Poll Text

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Krista Stevens

It’s very easy to change the default English text in your poll, survey, or quiz to any language you like. In this brief tutorial, we’ll walk through how to create a language pack to customize your survey text. The process is identical for quizzes. Here’s how to create a poll language pack.

To get started, click on Language Packs from the top of your dashboard:

Next, click on the big blue Create a new… dropdown and select Survey Pack:

First, give your language pack a name. Then, enter the new text in each dialog box:

When you’re done editing, be sure to click on the blue, Save Pack button on the bottom right-hand of the screen:

Next, let’s attach the Language Pack to a survey. To do do, hover over the title of survey in your dashboard and click Edit:

Next, on the survey editing screen, scroll down toward the bottom to see the survey options. Under Language Customization, click on the dropdown to select your new language pack:

Now, click on the blue Save button for your changes to take effect:

Here’s the new survey language pack in action, as seen by a direct link to the survey. Note that the default “Start Survey” text is now in French, thanks to our language pack:

Deleting, editing, or previewing a Language Pack

Click on Language Packs at the top of your dashboard to see a list of your language packs. Click the Delete button next to the pack you want to delete. Click the Edit button next to the pack you want to edit. Click on Preview to see the language pack in action on your survey:

Language packs will override any language setting you have for the survey or your account.

Note: if you leave an item blank the default will be used.

There are a whole host of default English phrases that you can customize to the language of your choice:

Phrase: Continue
This phrase is shown when a user returns to a survey.

Phrase: Start Survey
This phrase is shown when a user first starts a survey.

Phrase: Survey Completed
This phrase is shown when a user finishes a survey.

Phrase: Please review your answers for this page, there was a problem with one or more of them.
This phrase is shown when there is a problem with data entered.

Phrase: This question is mandatory.
This phrase is shown when the question is mandatory.

Phrase: You must enter a valid email address here.
This phrase is shown when an email address is invalid.

Phrase: You must enter a valid URL here.
This phrase is shown when a URL is invalid.

Phrase: You must enter a valid data here.
This phrase is shown when a date is invalid.

Phrase: Close Survey
This phrase is shown when closing a survey.

Phrase: Q
This is shown before a question number (i.e. Q1).

Phrase: Other
This phrase is shown when a question has an “other” response.

Phrase: Password Protected
This is shown when a survey is password protected.

Phrase: Please enter your password to unlock this survey
Instructions on how to enter a password.

Phrase: Access Blocked
Title shown when a user does not pass the whitelist restrictions.

Phrase: You do not have access to this survey. Please contact the survey owner for more details.
Details shown when a user does not pass the whitelist restrictions.

Phrase: Finish Survey
This phrase is shown on the final page of a survey.

Phrase: Page [current] of [total]
Shows a respondent’s progress in a survey, with [current] and [total] replaced with page numbers.

Phrase: Survey has already been completed
Shown when a participant tries to start a single-response survey they have already completed.

Phrase: Please submit a file less than [size].
Shown when a file is submitted that is too large. [size] is replaced with the maximum size.

Phrase: Please enter a valid phone number
Shown when a phone number is invalid.

Phrase: Please enter a valid number
Shown when a value is not a number.

Phrase: Please enter a number within range
Shown when a number value is not within range.

Phrase: Survey Closed
Shown when a survey is closed.

Phrase: This survey is now closed. Please check with the person or website that sent you here for more info.
Details about why a survey is closed and what to do.

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