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Controlling where to show the progress bar

Problem

You want to control where the progress bar is shown on screen.

Solution

Use the appropriate pound instructions.

Discussion

Three pound instructions affect the placement of the progress bar (also called thermometer) on the questionnaire page.

# Display thermometer determines whether the progress bar is displayed at all. Its default value is NONE which means that the progress bar is not displayed.

Other possible values of # Display thermometer activate the display of the progress bar and determine whether it is presented at the TOP (alternatively HAUT) or at the BOTTOM (alternatively, BAS) of the questionnaire. The same pound insrtuction identifies whether the progress bar is expressed as a percentage of the questionnaire that is completed or as a number of pages left in the questionnaire; the former corresponds to the keyword PERCENT (alternatively, POURCENTAGE) and the latter to NUMBER (alternatively, NOMBRE).

Thus, the following instruction displays the progress bar at the top of the questionnaire, as the percentage of the questionnaire that is completed:

# Display thermometer = TOP, PERCENT

The following instruction displays the progress bar at the bottom of the questionnaire, as the number of pages left in the questionnaire:

# Display thermometer = BOTTOM, NUMBER
The other two pound instructions involved in the placement of the progress bar are # Button order top and # Button order bottom. They control the position of the progress bar among the other buttons like the Previous Page button, the Next Page button and the Language Switch buttons. In both cases, the order of the objects is determined by the order of key letters:
• [B]ack button
• [N]ext button
• [U]nlock button
• [L]anguage buttons
• [T]hermometer
• [S]top button

Thus, this instruction places the progress bar between the Previous Page and Next Page buttons:

# Button order bottom = BTN

In template mode, the placement of the progress bar is also affected by # Display thermometer but the instructions &*BUTTONSTOP and &*BUTTONBOTTOM place the "top" buttons (defined by # Button order top) and the "bottom" buttons (defined by # Button order bottom) anywhere on the page. Additionally, the instructions &*BUTTONH and &*BUTTONV, using the same series of key letters listed above, display a horizontal or a vertical list of buttons anywhere on the page.

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