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Add ability to insert sections, titles and instructional text

Make it possible to add sections (Heading 1, Heading 2, Heading 3) before or between questions, with the ability to provide "sub-title" text. For example, a section providing instructions for the next few questions.

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      • Phil Detweiler commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        So I gave up on MS Forms and used Survey Monkey and I quickly remembered why MS Forms is practically useless. Everything you need to do is readily available and easy to accomplish in Survey Monkey. I needed a matrix of ratings for a slew of attributes for around a dozen programs, no problem... had it set up in minutes with sections, pages and text exactly where I wanted with full control over formatting and much, much more. I forgot how well this works actually. In MS Forms you can't even insert a simple text box onto a survey.

      • Rob Chambers commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        1479 Votes and not even thinking about it....Hmmm....Almost all competing forms providers I have found do this, we are currently stuck with Google Forms because of this missing feature. I cant move until it is added. There is a big enough call for this to be done. If you don't know how to do it, just ask, i'm sure there's someone around who can help you.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Come on guys, an update would be extremely welcome! Even if it's just a "we hear you and we are working on improving the product" or "we hear you and we believe the product is sufficient as is".

      • Rey Chew commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        It seems like no one from MS is even looking at this suggestion. This is very basic and should have been incorporated right from the beginning. if one is scared about copyright or proprietary feature infringement - I don't think that this one counts.

        Dear Microsoft,
        Please delegate someone to look into this feature and start working on it. If you can add this feature along with attaching photo, file or take pictures from the form itself - I would not ask for anything else, EVER!

      • That one commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Yet another (less than) minimum viable product release from Microsoft. How can you not provide headings and paging? An extra couple of months of dev/test time would have meant this product was actually useful. As it is, I can't use it so will have to go back to full-featured forms tools.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Our organization needs this functionality badly! Headings to be specific between questions. Microsoft when will this be available?

      • M. Boie commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This cannot take long. It is basically just another "question" type with no input field and in the second sprint a Boldface button.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Definitely need this! Forms is such a useful product, but it's tough to explain to my content owners why I can't put in something simple like a section or instructions between questions.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        PLEASE!!!!! Hurry up!
        It's such a simple feature.
        You're working on such complex solutions for any other feature of MS Forms... but not on this SIMPLE BASIC feature.
        Come on, it's for a pretty long time the second most wanted feature here in this forum.
        Please, change the status on "working on" and DO IT!

      • Sammy Robinson commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        When including section functionality, the end user should be only shown subsequent questions/sections based on their answers. This allows a multiple choice question to shoot a user down a specific path that bypasses everything they don't need to see/fill out.

      • Fabrice Romelard [MVP] commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        The section could be also used as paging to group questions per topics
        The only other way would be to create each questionnaire per topic which is a mess to manage at the end or add the topic title into the question text like "TOPIC1 - What is your favorite cake"

        For long questionnaire, that is not really useful from my point of view

        Fab

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