Define variable set layout

Variable sets can have one of many layouts.

  • 1 column wide: Variables appear in a single vertical column, ordered from top to bottom. This is a simple way to display information, but can result in empty space to the right of questions. This is the default layout.
  • 2 columns wide, alternating sides: Variables are laid out in two columns with variables placed alternately in the left and right columns.
  • 2 columns wide, one side, then the other: The first half of the variable set is laid out sequentially in the left column and the second half is laid out sequentially in the right column.
Note: Variables with several possible choices defined, such as multiple choice variables, are considered a single entity in layouts. All choices are displayed as a single, contiguous unit.

For additional layout options, you can also add container variables to a variable set.

For example, create the following variables and orders:

Table 1. Variables and orders
Variable Order
Alfa 100
Bravo

200

Charlie

300

Delta

400

Echo

500

Foxtrot

600

Table 2. Layouts for variables
1 Column Wide 2 Columns Wide, alternating sides 2 Columns Wide, one side, then the other

Alfa

Bravo

Charlie

Delta

Echo

Foxtrot

Alfa Bravo

Charlie Delta

Echo Foxtrot

Alfa Delta

Bravo Echo

Charlie Foxtrot