Create, Collect, and Analyze Surveys and Web Forms

Survey Software from WISCO Computing
WISCO Survey - Interface Preferences

Load Survey at StartUp

If checked, and the previously used survey can be found, it will be automatically loaded. This saves you time by not searching for the survey you most recently worked with.

Enable Sample Survey Data Menu

If checked, the Utility Menu - Create Sample Data Files command is enabled. This menu is useful to create random sample data, to see if you need to set some limits on numbers to be entered, etc.

Enable Advanced Utilities Menu

If checked, the Utility Menu - Enable Advanced Utilities command is enabled. This menu is used to modify and delete the DBF survey response file.

Enable Entire Analysis Menu

If checked, the entire Analysis Menu is enabled. This menu is used to create the reports from the survey responses. This may be done to prevent someone from previewing survey results.

Place Button Bar Near the Top of Screens

Some users think it is more convenient to place the (Help, Close, etc) buttons near the top of the screen. Others prefer the traditional position at the bottom. This checkbox will determine the placement of the button bar on the other program screens.

Allow Close on Escape

If checked, the displayed window will close itself when you press the Escape key. Of course clicking the Close button, or the X in the upper right corner of the screen also closes the displayed window.

Reset Main Form Size with Program Exit

When checked, the current screen size is not saved when the program is exited. The next time WISCO Survey is started, the screen returns to it's default size.

Set Last Question Enter Key to Save Record

When recording the response for the last survey question, the complete set of responses can be saved when the enter key is pressed. If not checked, then the Save button must be clicked (or Alt-S pressed) to save the complete set of responses. Checking this option saves an extra mouse movement and left button mouse click or extra key strokes (Alt-S). This option is applied to the Data Menu - Record Responses.

Include No Responses in Calculations

If checked, an extra column will be added to the reports to indicate the number of respondents that did not answer the question. The No Response totals would be included in the percentage calculations.

Include 6 Extra Data Fields with New Surveys

Six extra fields can be added to each set of survey responses. The six extra fields are the Email User name, Email Address, Email User IP, and 3 User Codes. This information can be gathered from web surveys and also be entered when recording responses from a paper survey, revising the current database, and importing records into the database. This information can be analyzed on numerous reports. Of course, if these fields are not included in the database, they are not available for analysis. The check box must be checked so these fields are included in the survey response database.

Include 6 Extra Data Fields When Recording

If checked, the six extra fields will be included when manually recording survey responses with the Design Menu - Record Responses. If unchecked, the last survey question will be the last question displayed.

Include Email Info with Duplicate Checks

The extra fields from an email survey can be included in the check for duplicate survey records. For example, if someone was submitting extra sets of survey responses to influence the results. Checking this option can help find the duplicate IP addresses. This option is applied to the Data Menu - Review Database.

Display PDF immediately after Saving

Most reports can be saved as PDF files. When the PDF file is saved, it can be displayed immediately by your PDF reader if the check box is marked.

Include All Numeric Distribution Charts (Pro)

The numeric question types (17) Numeric Entry, (9,13) Numeric Group, (10) 3-Column Numeric, and (23,27) 5-Column Numeric can include survey charts displaying how the incoming values for each cell of an array or matrix are distributed. If marked, each cell distribution can be charted. If this check box is not marked, the individual cell distributions are not included in the chart listing.


If checked, Hints can be hidden. The display of Quick Entry hints are also determined by this setting. This is the length of delay between when the mouse cursor is positioned over the top of the control, and the hint is displayed (tenths of a second).

Rating Scales - Web HTML Language

The five most common survey rating scales have been translated into 11 other languages by native speakers. (English, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Spanish, and Swedish). Each of the common scales (for example, Excellent, Good, Average, Fair, and Poor) will be used in the reports, HTML summaries, and web HTML surveys using the selected language. Other common terms for moving around a web survey (Top, Back, Next, and Last) will also use the selected language. Common terms such as the months of the year, and report column headings will also use the selected language.

Background Screen Color

The screen background color can be chosen from a list of 140 solid colors. Pick a color from the list, then click the Test Color button. The background screen color will change only on this tabbed page. If the change is acceptable, click the Accept Color button. If you Apply the Settings, the Color change will take effect when you leave this screen.