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The user has to see all the options so they can choose those that are appropriate, right? I am assuming the following as I don't know the content: (1) Nesting or grouping won't make anything easier for the user. (2) Nesting or grouping may be harmful and give you biased responses. (3) The options are only text and short. When there's a set of values that ...
I ended up going with two lists (one for selected, one for unselected) as per the solution provided here: Best way to select a subset of items in a long list
Put checkboxes in front of each option, and a separate 'View' link or button at the end of each item row (i.e. a 2 column arrangement). At the bottom of the column of checkboxes have a button labelled "View selected". download bmml source – Wireframes created with Balsamiq Mockups If it is a long list of options, you could add a count to the ...
how about a check box to the right of all the users (aka a multi select) and at the top generate combined reports. make it generate individual report if they only select on and if its multiple put generate combined reports and maybe above option one or on the top you put generate reports.
Have you seen Chosen by the folks who made Harvest Time Tracking? There's a great multiselect tool, with keyboard support. In terms of space, if your design is responsive (is that your intention?), you'll run out of horizontal space. Chose will allow you to stack your choices vertically, so you'll lose some vertical space, depending on how many departments ...
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