Recently, Google released some new functionality that allows you to add data from Forms directly into Docs and Slides without having to copy-paste it all manually, as was the case with the previous integration. Not only does this update save you time when preparing your documents and presentations, but it also ensures that the formatting of your data remains intact. As Google Forms and Docs are both free products, small businesses that have tried but failed to adopt Google Apps for Enterprise can now use these tools to create presentations and reports that look professional, no matter how small their budget might be! Google Forms Prove to be a Winning Team with Google Docs and Slides
Form Creation Options
With Google Forms, you can create online forms for surveys, webforms or applications. The following fields are available: Text Field (single line), Password Field, Text Area (multi-line), Number Field, Checkbox Set, Pick List (multiple choice dropdown), Date Picker and Map Location. And that’s just a start! To make things easier on yourself, why not check out these templates below. If they don’t cut it – you can always customize them in your own style!
Form Basic Fields
When using a Form, you can choose from over 35 fields, but only some of these are required. There are several different types of basic fields: text box (up to 255 characters), single-select dropdown menu (with over 1,000 possible options), multi-select dropdown menu (with nearly 200 possible options), and checkbox (up to 20 at once). To get you started, we’ve created 8 templates for you!
Arguably, one of most useful features of Forms is its ability to limit responses based on users inputting correct answers or checking off required boxes. Not only does it prevent those who don’t follow directions from messing up your data collection, but it also frees you from having to double-check every entry yourself. If there’s one thing that keeps teachers and other professionals in business, it’s their desire to teach people how to get things right.
Creating your form manually
Google Form’s original appeal was its quick set-up. With just a little input in each field, you could create an easily customizable form. But that process could also be clunky: many users wanted to attach their responses directly to other documents or spreadsheets. What’s more, sometimes you don’t need an entire form for your questions: wouldn’t it be nice if you could just add a few questions anywhere in your document?
Embedding it in your document
Linking directly to it in your document: You can easily embed any form you’ve created in a web page or blog post. To do so, click on Actions > Embed Form… at the top of your form’s page. You’ll see a small bit of code that you can paste into your web page or Word document. The form will then appear as an interactive element within your document (and readers will also be able to view it outside of Google if they want).
Embedding it in your presentation
The most common use of a form is to collect data from an audience. This could be survey responses, contact information, or anything else you need people’s help getting. If your presentation is projected, there are two ways to get people’s attention back: 1) Hit them with a joke or awesome statistics. 2) Use sticky notes as voting devices.