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Using the top left corner of the table

Problem

You want to add information (text or otherwise) in the top left corner of a questionnaire table.

Solution

Use the CORNER (or COIN) parameter of the TABLE pound instruction.

Discussion

A typical questionnaire table layout defined by this TABLE pound instruction looks as follows.

    # TABLE Features = F1-F3
YesNoDon't know
Feature 1
Feature 2
Feature 3

Note that the top left corner of this table is left unused. To add information (typically text) in this table box, use the CORNER parameter of the TABLE pound instruction, as in:

    # TABLE Features = F1-F3 CORNER=(List of features)
List of featuresYesNoDon't know
Feature 1
Feature 2
Feature 3

The CORNER text (a.k.a. COIN) needs to be surrounded by parentheses so that CallWeb knows where the CORNER information starts and finishes. If you need to include parentheses in the text, use the HTML special codes ( for an open parenthesis and ) for a closed parenthesis. Different language segments can also be provided using the usual "bracket-language code-bracket" syntax as in:

    # TABLE Features = F1-F3 CORNER=([EN]List of features[FR]Liste de caractéristiques)

It is also possible to change the corner information when the header line is repeated within a table. For example:

First list of featuresYesNoDon't know
Feature 1
Feature 2
Second list of featuresYesNoDon't know
Feature 3

This is requires two steps:

  • First, you must trigger the display of the second header. This is accomplished either by adding a header repetition factor (ENTETE=n) on the TABLE pound instruction:
    # TABLE Features = F1-F3 HEADER=2
    or by adding a FORCEHEADER keyword on the question name line of the question which comes after the new header:
    F3 FORCEHEADER
  • Second, you must change the CORNER text for the question which triggers the new header. This can be done by adding a CORNER parameter on the question name line:
    F3 CORNER=(Second list of features)
    or on the SUFFIX line:
    [SUFFIX:3][CORNER=(Second list of features)]Feature 3

The highest priority in selecting the CORNER text is given to SUFFIX instructions, then to the question name line, and finally to the TABLE pound instruction.

   

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