Q&A options

ClauseBase allows you to set many global options to customize the behaviour and look-and-feel of a Q&A. These options can be accessed through the button in the toolbar.

Language options

These options — only available in multilingual versions of ClauseBase — allow you to specify how ClauseBase should deal with multiple languages in the Q&A:

  • The output language refers to the language used in the document (i.e. at the right side of the screen when the questionnaire is shown to the user), as exported to DOCX or PDF.
  • The card & question language refers to the language used within the cards & questions (i.e. at the left side of the screen when the questionnaire is shown to the user).

For both the output and the card/question language, you can specify the standard language:

  • Either you can select one of the languages available in your environment (e.g., “French”). In such case, that language will be used towards the end-user, even when the end-user has his/her language set to some other language.
  • Or you can select “primary account language“. It will then depend on the end-user’s account settings which language will be chosen.
Note that when “primary account language” is chosen, but the user’s primary account language is not enabled in a specific Q&A, then another enabled language will be chosen.

For example, when English/French/Dutch are available in the system, but Dutch has been disabled for a particular Q&A, then a user whose primary account language is set to Dutch, will see the questionnaire in English.

Card titles in capitals

By enabling this option, you can show all card titles in CAPITALS, irrespective of how those titels were actually typed in.

Default colours for cards

For each of the four indentation levels of a card, you can optionally specify the default color. Only cards that have their own color specified, will then be shown in a different color.

This setting overrules the default colours that may have been assigned by your administrator for all user accounts.

Indicators for mandatory questions

This setting allows you to enable or disable the red dots that appear next to questions flagged as mandatory in the question options. In addition, ClauseBase will shown a warning bar when mandatory questions are not yet completed.

Note that, even when mandatory questions are unanswered, users can still save answers and/or export the document.

Interactively recalculate contents

By default, ClauseBase interactively recalculates the visibility of all cards/questions/predefined answers, as well as the body of the entire document/binder, with every change you make.

In very long or complex documents, this may result in delays on slower computers. While end-users can always manually enable/disable the interactive recalculation using the popup-menu at the right-hand side of the screen, you can also disable this interactive recalculation upfront using this setting in the Q&A’s options.

Availability of Q&A

You can temporarily make a Q&A unavailable. This can be useful in situations where you want to apply significant changes to the Q&A and you want to avoid that your end-users would inadvertently use a version that is still under construction.

End-users that would try to access an unavailable Q&A will see the following message:

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