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Editing other HTML files in EZSurvey

EZSurvey can edit web forms directly, since the EZF file format is based on html. When doing so, EZSurvey will preserve all formatting and text outside of the <FORM> section of the HTML file. Everything within the form section will be replaced by the changes you make in EZSurvey.

Editing EZSurvey files in HTML editors

The html files that EZSurvey generates can also be edited in another html editor, such as Frontpage. By using another editor, you can add any html feature (like colors, images, etc.) to your survey forms. We suggest that you make a backup of the file before doing so, however, and fully test the file again after performing such editing because we cannot fully predict the changes that these editors will make.

Mail responses

If you cannot place scripts on your web server, you may check the Return responses via email option when you generate the web page. Beware, however: not all web browsers can submit forms via email. Try the form out with a few different computers before you ask people to answer your survey.

Netscape Navigator with Communicator will provide email support. Internet Explorer 4 and Netscape Navigator 4 without Communicator lack the ability to send mail by themselves. If this is a problem, Raosoft will be pleased to host your form on our web server. Contact us for more information.

No-submit-button forms

To make a form without a Submit button (like the one on the main Raosoft page), you need to edit the HTML file that is generated by EZSurvey. Each multiple-choice response in the HTML file gets an <INPUT> tag. On the last question, add the F.submit() command to the onClick entry so that the HTML code looks like this:

<INPUT TYPE=RADIO NAME=Q1 VALUE=2 onClick="F.submit();">
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