I am working with a SharePoint Server 2010 survey that contains some questions about allow fill-in responses. Is there a simple way to change the wording of these fill-in questions? Instead of "Specify your own value," I would like them to say something along the lines as "Other" (per project sponsor request).

I found this in regards to the WSS 3.0 and MOSS 2007 customization:

However, it seems to me that there should be an easier way to change the wording of this question without having to edit the default master page.


This is one of those cases were I like to use jQuery to modify the rendered html without any impact to the MasterPage or centralized templates. It should only take a simple selector to identify the container, and swap out the "Other" content with the desired label.

  • Is jQuery supported natively by SharePoint 2010 or do I have to integrate it? – Psycho Bob Jun 1 '10 at 15:17
  • I'm not sure which specific script libraries and versions are available off hand. I typically manage my own library reference. If it isn't deployed to the farm you can always reference once of the online versions such as Google API. – Mike Oryszak Jun 1 '10 at 17:40

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