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.
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Setting up a Google Form
- Log in to your Google Docs account by navigating to http://docs.google.com
- Under the New menu, select Form.
- On the next page, enter in your form name and description in the top two boxes.
- You can then begin entering in questions using the Question Type drop-down menu.
- New questions can be added by clicking the Add Question button.
- 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
- Log in to your Google Docs account and locate your form in the list of your Google documents. Click the title.
- Your form data will open in Google's spreadsheet application.
- To edit the form or stop accepting form data, click to expand the More actions menu.
- To export the form data to Excel or another format, click to expand the File menu.
Last modified: Aug 22, 2008, 17:20 EDT