Rich text formatting in Google Forms titles and descriptions

Google Forms is a survey administration software included as part of the free, web-based google Docs Editors suite offered by Google. The service also includes Google Docs, Google Sheets, Google Slides, Google Drawings, Google Sites, and Google Keep. Google Forms is only available as a web application. The app allows users to create and edit surveys online while collaborating with others in real-time. The collected information can be automatically entered into a spreadsheet


Google Forms is a free online software for creating surveys and questionnaires. You need a Google account to make a Google Form, but you don't necessarily need an account to complete a form. You can personalize your Google Form with question types, a header image, and a color theme.



In addition to new options for styling fonts, rich text formatting is now available in Google Forms, enabling you to customize and add emphasis to your forms. This highly requested feature allows you to use bolding, underlining, italicizing, hyperlinks, and lists in titles, question titles, and descriptions


How to set up and customize Google Forms


Google Forms differentiates itself from similar online software through its library of customization options. When creating your new form, you'll be able to select from a series of templates or design your own. If you choose to make a new template, consider adding your logo and photos, and watch Google generate a custom color set to match.


With the Q&A format at the heart of Google Forms, the Workspace tool offers various question and response options, including multiple-choice, dropdown, and linear scale. And with each new question, you can integrate multimedia like images or YouTube videos or add text descriptions that offer hints or expound on your question.


In the General tab, you can check boxes like "Collect email addresses," which will make entering an email address a requirement to submit the form - or let respondents submit anonymously. In the Presentation tab, you can click boxes to include a progress bar, shuffle the order of the questions, and set a custom confirmation message that respondents will receive upon submitting the Form. In the Quizzes tab, you can turn your form into a quiz.


You can get even more sophisticated by using logic jumps that take users to different sections of the form depending on their answers. This is a great way to ask follow-up questions tied to specific answers. Using logic jumps can help users navigate through longer surveys more quickly and only answer pertinent questions.


Organizational features let you determine the order of your queries through a drag and drop tool or randomize the answer order for specific questions through the form's settings. Another way to organize your form is through Google Forms' section tool. These can be helpful for longer surveys, as they break questions up into manageable chunks. To create a section, click the Add section icon (two vertically stacked rectangles) on the right toolbar. It's located on the same toolbar as the "+" for adding a question.


Once you're ready to share your Google Form, click the Send button at the top right of the screen. will let you send the Form via email, copy a link, or copy an embedded HTML code to add the form to your website or blog.


Features of Google Forms


Quiz answer suggestions

Autocomplete answers

Automatically grade checkbox and multiple choice grid questions Give decimal grades.

Improve understanding with YouTube video feedback.

See the total number of points in a quiz.

See also: New Google Form Features To Make It A Better Tool For Teachers



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