Using forms in Google Docs, you can track RSVPs for a party, get signups for a bake sale, take a vote or whatever else you
might think up. Our video tutorial on using Google Docs takes a look at quickly and easily creating and sharing forms in Google Docs.
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You can create forms in Google docs for things like surveys, a contact form for your customers and even for something like planning an event. Click on create new and then select form, the first thing you can do is change the theme, this is a plain theme now click on the theme button and you can preview other themes that may better suit what you are using in the form before and there are quite a few to choose from. When you find one you like select it and then click on apply.
I am going to use this form to ask my other coworkers what to get our boss for his birthday so I will give the form a title and description and then hover over the first section where you can add a response and click on the pencil icon to edit it. Now entering the title of the questions, a bit more of an explanation, now choose a question type; you can choose from texts, paragraph, multiple choice; I am going to use check boxes. Then I can just enter in the choices I want them from and check this box if it is a required question to answer. Now I am going to add another section, I am going to make this for what kind of cake we should get him, so again the question title, the help text and choose a question type; this time I am going with multiple choice.
Now that that is done save it. You can now E-mail this form to whoever you like be entering in their E-mail addresses here or selecting them from your Google contacts list then send it off and this is what—your friends will see when they open the link in their E-mail and they can simple make their selections and click on submit without doing anything else.
As a creator of the form, you can view who responded by clicking on see responses, you can view a summary like this or on a spreadsheet which is useful for so many reasons. Thanks for watching and do not miss the next episode in Google docs just the basics.