WATCH: How to Enable HTML in Your Surveys

Enabling HTML

Hey there, HTML fans!

Did you know that you can use HTML in your surveys? That’s right–style elements like bold, italics, and underline as well as the ability to hyperlink to outside webpages are right at your fingertips.

For those of you new to HTML, it stands for HyperText Markup Language. This is the language that web pages are written in and consists of a series of tags made up of angle brackets (like these: <html angle brackets>). For our purposes, these tags allow you to have more control over your survey’s look and feel.

So, how can you activate HTML? First, make sure you have one of our pro plans. Next, take a spin through the video below to find out how to flip the switch and enable HTML in your account today!

When HTML is activated, then get started with adding design elements to your surveys and within our Email Invitation collector.

If you’re new to HTML, here are a few hints to get you started:

  • To bold a word:  Enter the code <b>word to bold</b>
  • This code also works for italics: <i>word to italicize</i>
  • Or underlining a word: <u>word to underline</u>

Good luck and happy coding!

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  • Logos Consulting

    While we appreciate being able to use HTML tags in our surveys, one aspect of the functionality that is bothersome is that when you download collected survey data, all the HTML tags you used in the question is included. So for example, if you have a series of words in the question, highlighted, bold, italicized or in different fonts or colors you get that all included in your data which makes it difficult to read into statistical analysis programs because of all the ‘<' characters. Even using Excel it involves lots of post-download editing. For long surveys with lots of HTML tags this is quite annoying. Anything you can do to address this functionality would be greatly appreciated.

    –The Logos Team

    • Kayte K

      Hello there, we definitely appreciate the feedback and will forward to our Product team! Although we don’t offer HTML specific support in our Help Center currently, you can always send us a note to support@surveymonkey.com for issues and our team will be happy to help.