Guidance hints in Enketo

When we enable enketo from forms created in xls the collapsible hints do not show. Any suggestions on how to make the training hints appear in enketo?

I'm not sure whether Enketo supports guidance hints.!forum/enketo-users would be the place to ask or @martijnr may chime in here!

In Enketo the guidance hints show up on print outs. You can test with this form and uploading it to (Preview in Enketo and then click Print button).

Does that already address your requirements @LaraVR? If not, we'd be happy to (find some small funding to) add a special training view to Enketo that displays the hints on screen (is collapsible required in that case?). Would that meet your requirements or do need these hints to be accessible during data collection as well?

Depending on how it is implemented, it may be up to the Form/Data servers (Aggregate, Central, Ona, KoBoToolbox) to make this feature available to users.

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Hey Martin and LN! Thank you very much for your support!
Indeed, the guidance planned for Aggregate in excel survey form shows when printing to PDF or other. However on the inverse order (above the "open for more information"). It is less likely that our users (farmers) would print it for our questionnaires are quite extensive, covering many complex questions. We want to facilitate, that they view it for the first time and the times they forget but through the questionnaire.

Would it be possible to put it on the shortmap this training view? Collapsible, hoover over, pop-up, whatever makes the syntax for building up easier. We don't need on data collection, just for the user interface and user experience.

Thank you once again!

Thanks @LaraVR,

From your description it does sound like you'd need this extra guidance to be viewable during data collection. We'll look into this. We've added a training view to the roadmap, but maybe we can change this to collapsible guidance that is always accessible.

Hi Martinjr, thank you for your response! Do you have a timeline on this training view (collapsible guidance hints)?
We are working paperless and a pdf file printed of our questionnaires shows too long to be scrolling through mobile devices. Also they cannot view both (enketo web form and pfd guidance) at the same time... Any other suggestions, would be great!

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@LaraVR, we started working on this, so I think 'soon'.

If we get something up and running that can be tested on in the next few days, would you, or others (, be able to help test it perhaps?

Hi Martijn! Great to hear it. Surely I can test it with ODK.
Kind Regards

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Thanks! It's ready for testing now. Best place to make comments is here: (you can reopen the issue).

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Dear all, my apologies for delayed response. We have enable a few questionnaires in Enketo to test guidance hints and only now i could realize how they were implemented. So the guidance hint becomes expandable, and the hint (open for more information string) is just FYI, the real clickable button is the guidance hint. That is good, makes sense and we can work with it just fine.
The other related question is with repeating titles for sub-sections of a larger section area. Sometimes it looks tedious and repetitive. On ODK App is made that way you still keep track of what section when moving to a different page. But for Enketo with scroll down the subsections look a bit silly. Do you know a workaround it (other than not putting it on)? We are further learning Enketo and the whole organization likes the friendly layout and visibility!