The Ultimate Guide to Google Forms
Whether you’re collecting customer feedback or applications for a job opening, Google Forms is undoubtedly one of the best free form tools at your disposal.
Google Forms integrates seamlessly with other Google products, such as Sheets, allowing you to make sense of all that data you collect. Additionally, it works well with other platforms like YouTube, enabling you to upload videos without leaving the tool.
However, if you’re new to Google Forms or want to undertake a more challenging task than you’re used to within Forms, you might feel overwhelmed and unsure how to get started.
Here, we’re going to explore all of Google Forms’ features, tools, and functions to ensure you’re prepared to make any form you need within minutes.
To start, let’s take a look at the templates Forms has to offer.
How to use Google Forms
- Go to docs.google.com/forms, then choose a blank form or template from your template gallery.
- You can use Google Forms to create customer feedback surveys, job applications, RSVP forms, quizzes, order forms, time off requests, and more.
- Additionally, you can use Google Forms to collect contact information and integrate it with a Google Sheet.
- Within a form itself, you can adjust almost everything, including title, description, and sections. You can also add images or videos.
- When you’re ready to use your Google Form, simply click the “Send” button in the top right, and type the email addresses to which you want to send your form. Alternatively, you can embed your form in a blog post or landing page, or send the link itself.
Google Forms Templates
Here are a few of the templates you’ll likely use most often, separated by category.
To find these templates in your Google Forms, go to your email and click Forms in the drop-down menu (if you don’t see it, click “More” at the bottom).
Then, click the up and down arrow beside Template Gallery. This will show you all your template options.
For leads, try these templates:
- Contact Information
- Event Registration
To collect customer feedback, try these templates:
- Event Feedback
- Customer Feedback
For customer payment, try these templates:
- Order Form
For internal employees, try these templates:
- Job Application
- Time Off Request
- Find a Time
It’s important to note, you can also create a blank form, or use one of the above templates for multiple purposes. “Find a Time”, for instance, allows you to figure out when your team is available to meet, but you might also send it to a client to find a meeting time that works for you both.
Next, let’s take a look at some exceptional Google Forms examples for further inspiration.