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I'm trying to create a survey that will allow people to identify movies they do or do not like.
I would then like people to pick, among the ones they do like, the ones they like best and among those they don't like, the ones they like the least.
My idea is to copy all the yes items into a section 2, part a form, and all the no answers into a section 2, part b form, so that people can then select from those specific sections.
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For example, if it was up to me I would employ the use of a dropdown menu with 2 options: "like the best" and "like the least".
Next to the dropdown menu , I would use a read only textfield pre-filled with a movie title.
And based on what the user choose in the dropdown menus, I would use custom calculation script to copy the answer and tge movie title text string values to the desired part a and part b sections; no radio buttons or checkboxes necessary.
However, if it was up to me to choose what would I prefer for this project, definitely checkboxes but acting like radio buttons.
I would set the checkboxes mutually exclusive (same name, different export values each). So, when the user selects yes or no from the dropdown menu, both the answer and the textfield with the movie title v are pushed to the a or b part sections.
In comparisson toradio buttons, the checboxes allow the user to uncheck them, which is convenient if they change their mind with a given answer and decide to change it; this will not happen with a pair of radio button since one will always appear check and you'll need an additional reset button(or similar to clear them)
ls_rbls, that's exactly why I wanted check boxes, so the surveyors can de-select choices if they want to come back to it later. I didn't think about having the movie title in text boxes because I originally created the form in word and exported it to PDF, but now that I think about it, I can see how having them in text boxes would be helpful, so I can simply export those that are selected as like and disliked to their appropriate subsections. This is a great idea. Thank you!
My next question concerns the isertion and deletion of titles after they have been selected and deselected. I would like to be able to have it so that all movie titles are next to each other, and, if a title is removed, have titles that come after it move up to fill the newly empty space. I'd also like to be able to place selected titles in alphabetical order, but that's really only a cherry-on-top option, and is not high priority at all.
Thank you for the advice you've already given, and any other advice you have to give. I appreciate it.
If I understood correctly you want all the selected movie titles that were selected to appear in a multi-line text field ( I assime Part A nd B sections). And also sorted out in alphabetical order.
Yes, what you said re: placing them on multiples lines, probably in couple of columns.
I've downloaded the JS API Reference, and have been reading over it, but am unfamiliar with all of the methods still. I'm helping a friend with this project and trying to use it to become more familiar with JS in the process.
Your comments really help, and I appreciate the help!