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How to Create Survey Forms Easily Using Google Forms?

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Google forms can be used to create amazing survey forms easily in minutes. The form can be used to gather feedback from the customers, or from the students who attended your program recently. The tool is very friendly and is available for free. The form is very light and loads in seconds. The forms can be opened in both mobiles and desktop browsers. Read on for a quick brief about how to create Google survey forms.

The First Step in Creating Google Form

Google Forms - How to Create Survey Forms Easily
Google Forms – How to Create Survey Forms Easily

Once the user has logged into his/her Google account, clicking on the Google Forms Link will provide access to the forms main sheet. The picture below provides option for the user to set the title of the form, and brief description of the form, followed by the question. Optionally, a hint text can be placed to suggest something about the kind of answer expected or even can be a hint.

Start Up - How to Create Survey Forms Easily
Start Up – How to Create Survey Forms Easily

The next step is to add optional answers to the questions. In this article, a multiple choice type has been chosen. The picture below depicts the same.

Question - How to Create Survey Forms Easily
Question – How to Create Survey Forms Easily

The number of options can be easily altered. Optionally, “other” can be one of the options, where the user can insert his own answer which is not present in the multiple choice provided.

In fact, the answer type can be anything: It can be one of the following: Text box, paragraph, date, time, grid, list, etc. Below picture displays the options available in Google forms at the time of writing the article.

Answer types - How to Create Survey Forms Easily
Answer types – How to Create Survey Forms Easily

The Picture below shows three options for the user.

Saving Forms - How to Create Survey Forms Easily
Saving Forms – How to Create Survey Forms Easily

Clicking on Done will save the question and the form. In order to add many more questions user just have to add another item by clicking on “Add Item”. The check box “Required Question” will enable to form to strictly ask the user to enter the details before submitting. Think it as options seen with a red asterisk hinting that it is compulsory.

Once the form is done with all the questions and descriptions, it is time to share the form with the audience. To save and generate the permanent link to the form, the user has to simply click on the send option present in the top right corner. Google then, asks you to enter the list of mail IDs to whom you can send the link for the forms.

The best thing is that, the details entered in the form always gets saved in an excel sheet. The data will only be available to the author of the form.

The advantages of the form are big. It is very beneficial to collect the feedback from the website visitors to improve the interactions. It helps in listening to people, which helps in improving the services.

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