How to Create a Google Form on PC or Mac


This wikiHow teaches you how to create a web form using Google Forms from your Windows or macOS computer.

Part 1
Creating the Form

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//docs.google.com/forms in your web browser. You can use any web browser on your computer to create a form in Google Forms. If you’re not already signed in to your Google account, sign in now.

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It’s the white square containing a plus (+) at the top-left corner of the page.

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This is the name that will appear at the top of your form. To start typing, click Untitled Form to highlight the text, then press Delete or ← Backspace.

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This is optional, but you can describe the purpose of the form in the blank beneath the title. Your form will automatically save as you work.

Part 2
Adding Questions

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Replace “Untitled Question” with the question you want to ask.

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” A list of response types will appear.

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Here are a few examples: To provide a list of answers from which your users will select one, choose Multiple Choice (the default) or Dropdown. To allow more than one answer from a list, select Checkboxes. If the user must upload a file as their response, select File upload. Select Short Answer to allow users to type a sentence or two on a single line, or Paragraph to give space for a lengthier response. Select Date or Time to allow users to choose from or enter dates and times.

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If you selected Multiple Choice, Dropdown, or Checkboxes, replace “Option 1” with the first possible answer. Then, add remaining choices the same way. To add an image as a possible answer, click the picture icon to the right of the answer blank, then select an image. Click ADD “OTHER” to add a typing area that can be used if no other answer applies to the user.

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This is optional, but you can use this switch if you don’t want to allow people to skip this question.

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It’s at the top of the icon bar on the right side of the form. Now you can add another question the same way you did the first. You don’t have to stick to the same type of question (e.g. Checkboxes, Dropdown). Mix it up however you see fit. Add as many questions as you wish. The next section will describe other ways to spruce up your form.

Part 3
Adding Media and Sections

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It’s at the bottom of the vertical icon bar on the right side of the form. This is optional, but can be helpful for longer forms, such as tests.

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It’s the upper and lower-case Ts in the vertical icon bar. This can be used to add section titles, words of encouragement, or anything you wish.

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Also optional, you can use this option to add logos or other images to the form. Once you find the image, click it, then click Select to add it. Here’s how you can add images: Click Choose an image to upload to add one from your computer. Click By URL to paste a URL to an image that’s online. Click Your Albums or Google Drive to select one from one of those locations.

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It’s the square with a triangle inside on the vertical icon bar. This opens a YouTube search window. Search for a video and then click to add it, or click URL to paste a URL directly.

Part 4
Sharing the Form

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It’s at the top-right corner of the form.

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Click the envelope to share via email. Enter the email address(es) of the desired recipients into the “To” field, type a subject and message, then click SEND. Click the link icon to get a URL that you can paste anywhere on the web. Click < > to get HTML code for the form to add to a website. Click a social media icon to share via your favorite social media account.