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Google Forms

What can I use forms for?

Google Forms can be used for data or survey collection. Forms can be embedded into web pages, sent as links, or compiled in a spreadsheet. You must have a Google account to create forms or use other Google applications.


Google Apps is not a WPI-supported resource. If you have questions, please do not contact the Help Desk.

Setting up a Google Form

  1. Log in to your Google Docs account by navigating to
  2. Under the New menu, select Form.
  3. On the next page, enter in your form name and description in the top two boxes.
  4. You can then begin entering in questions using the Question Type drop-down menu.
  5. New questions can be added by clicking the Add Question button.
  6. To edit, copy, or delete questions, hover your mouse over a question so that the design toolbar appears.

Collecting Form Data

You have two options for collecting form data. You can email the form to a list of recipients, or you can embed the form into a web page.

Emailing a Form

When you are done editing your form, click Email this form. Enter in the e-mail addresses of your recipients, separated by a comma.

Embedding a Form in a Web page

Click to expand the More Actions menu and select Embed. Copy and paste the code into a web site or document that accepts HTML.

Reviewing Form Data

  1. Log in to your Google Docs account and locate your form in the list of your Google documents. Click the title.
  2. Your form data will open in Google's spreadsheet application.
  3. To edit the form or stop accepting form data, click to expand the More actions menu.
  4. To export the form data to Excel or another format, click to expand the File menu.
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Last modified: Aug 22, 2008, 17:20 EDT
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