Take Forms to the next level
This would be invaluable with a few additions:
1) Checkboxes (not just radio)
2) email alerts when completed to Form owner(s)
3) Ability to attach files (20-50mb)
4) Ability to turn completed forms into tasks or "to do lists"
5) "if this... then" when creating the questions would be great. So some questions might "unlock" other questions.(slightly different than branching).
6) ability to link dates to a shared calendar (making due dates and reminders possible
Another vote for #5. For now I'm getting around this by adding additional questions, but it really messes up formulas in the spreadsheet for tallying answers, e.g., COUNTIF.
5) "if this... then" when creating the questions would be great. So some questions might "unlock" other questions.(slightly different than branching)
YES! Very much this... please. I want the ability to 'skip' questions depending on which answer is selected.
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Similar to Branching, but more useful for a school setting - the ability to prevent the next question from popping up until the correct answer is given - so you "unlock" the rest of the form or another question.
Brajesh Datt commented
Include Drop down box as well
Steve Spurgeon commented
Need to add a few more.
Add character / word limit or REQUIREMENT to any text entry (short / long)
question requires 8 characters (would not allow proceed without only 7 )
questions required 25 words, but not more than 50
specify character limits per question.
Erica Van Uitregt commented
1) checkboxes already available
2) Email alerts already available
3) File attachments is being worked on - https://microsoftforms.uservoice.com/forums/386451-welcome-to-microsoft-forms-suggestion-box/suggestions/18859033-add-upload-attachment-for-uploading-a-document-im
4) outside the functionality of forms - this can be achieved in Microsoft Flow (if using Microsoft Forms Pro)
5) are you talking about progressive enhancement?
7) remove arbitrary 100 questions limit
Michał Mateusiak commented
+1 for idea 5. Please add conditions to questions, e.g.
If Q1A1 is ticked in multiple choice question, then Q2 is shown.
If Q1A1 is NOT ticked, then Q2 is NOT shown.
Dimitri V. commented
The feature 'paging' should be added too.
Evan H commented
Add a print empty form function
This would be extremely beneficial
these features should apply to the internal organization and external respondents in terms of:
-email alerts when completed to owner(s) and when transferred to a new owner(s)
-tallied responses to be viewed (when sharing) with other internal departments within organization
Amanda McKellar commented
I definitely agree that forms would be more effective if files could be attached and if logic (if/then, etc) could be applied to questions.
Have you looked into Flow? Can Flow be triggered when a form is submitted and then add items to a to-do lists?
Kris Winsko commented
Forms to me feels so very basic and lacking in functionality when compared to most other forms options (e.g., jotform, etc.). I would prefer to do everything through MS, but without some of the functionality of those others (more advanced if/then logic, ability to hide questions or do other things more sophisticated than what "branching" does, drop downs, charts, numbers fields (vs text fields), default answers, check boxes, calendars, attaching files****, etc.) forms will never be my goto creator
I would add that they should also have a print friendly option/prompt for blank surveys when choosing to use a hard copy print out. Google has this and it looks fine.
Great feedback. For us the lack of reminder option is the most important reason why the users at our university can't use Forms as a serious tool. When they send out a survey to a big group of students or employees it would be far to mush work to manualy remind the ones that have not answerd. We therfore have to use another expensive tools with a different and difficult user interface. If you get a reminder it would be a great function that would help us take advantage of the great tool. The same with the option to see who has answerd and who did not.
We want to use Forms quizzes for internal certifications. The functionality we're looking for is not there. We want people to be able to automatically see their results without showing them the correct answers. We want people to have to retake the quiz and seek the correct answers, not just be given the correct answers. Alternatively, if we turn off the 'show results' feature and grade each response manually, when you post the results, the user is not notified it's been posted. If we have to manually grade and post each submission, we would want the user to get notified automatically without us having to follow up with them via email, etc. The best option for us would be to show the results immediately without disclosing the correct answers.
I believe that a limitation in responses for certain questions would also be a beneficial feature.
For example: You have 10 seats for a specific time slot and people can choose between time slots. However each time slot has only 10 seats so a limitation in responses on such a question would be beneficial. People might enter their name and chose the time slot. Furthermore this combined with an excel export or printing option will vastly improve the organizational features behind forms and the organizers of workshops, events, corporate social initiatives etc.