The Simplest Element

A checkbox allows only two choices, since a user may either enter a checkmark or not.

If the box is not checked, this represents a ‘No’ response,

so checkboxes should not be used if the observer may not be able to always answer ‘Yes’ or ‘No’.

Creating a Checkbox element

The first step in creating any element is to navigate to the area where elements are created.

This is done by selecting ‘Build’, and then ‘Templates’ (Fig. 1)

Figure 1 - The Build Menu

Checkboxes are edited and created by selecting ‘Elements’ (Fig. 2) which

lists all of the current elements and has a button to create new ones.

Figure 2 - The Elements menu

You then select ‘Checkbox’ as the element type you wish to create or edit Fig. 3).

Figure 3 - Selecting the Checkbox type of element

There is a checkbox beside each value list and you can select several at a time and then delete them with the Delete button.

The column ‘# TEM’ shows the number of templates that are using each element.

Mousing over the question mark will show details about a Checkbox (Fig. 4),

and if a Checkbox is being used anywhere, you will not be able to delete it.

Figure 4 - Checkbox information

Figure 5 - Creating a new Checkbox

To create a new Checkbox, select the New button (Fig. 5).

The ‘New’ button produces a window in which you enter the description of the Checkbox,

and then select ‘Save & Close’ to save the Checkbox and close the edit window.

Figure 6 - Defining the Checkbox