How to Create a Scale of 1 to 10 in Microsoft Word

You can turn Microsoft Word into a Likert scale maker and use the 1 to 10 settings for surveys and other data collection purposes. The scale is especially common for collecting feedback or measuring personality types. Interview questions use the Likert style questionnaire template frequently. The tool is handy for making custom documents that are interactive and user friendly. Ultimately, building a custom solution is the best route to making the ideal, unique document for your specific needs. However, using existing templates is much easier and saves time on the design front.

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1 to 10 Rating Scale Template

Templates save you hours of time on design elements and choosing the style for your survey. An easy internet search will yield pre-made Word documents in numerous different styles. Some of these templates are completely free and others are available for a fee. Regardless, you can find templates using the 1 to 10 scale system and adapt the document styling to your needs. Change the survey questions and use the copy and paste feature to replicate the scale and structure.

Determine Your Question Sets

Before building the Likert style questionnaire template, you must determine the questions and purpose for the survey. The way a likert scale typically functions is on a set of one to five with one being "strongly disagree" and five being "strongly agree." A three then is indifferent or neutral on the scale. You can also create a ten point Likert scale, going from one to ten, but an eleven-point scale from zero to ten makes the mid-point clearer. You can format the scale so the scale is located below or on the same line as the question.

Manual Likert Creation

Creating a 1 to 10 scale within Word is done by building a manual table with a range of questions, and the users can input numbers ranging from 1 to 10 based on their opinion. The far left column will contain the questions and the subsequent column headings moving left to right will read "Strongly Disagree," "Disagree," "Neutral," "Agree" and "Strongly Agree." The user can then place radio buttons in the relevant column beside each question to input their answer. You choose the buttons from the "Font" drop down menu and insert as a character. The correct font is the WingDings option in your font drop down. Alternatively, you can create a Likert Scale easily using Microsoft Forms. Although it's a different program, the form building process makes it easy to customize and build interactive scales.