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
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.
The branching logic is built-in but a very simple one. When you will build something complex then it doesn't work so please add this asap.
Actually - just discovered that branching logic is built-in (should've googled first). Great quick video on this here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DuUDz0jxX_k
The old Survey feature in Excel Online was vastly superior to the current Forms experience. I would add "Dropdowns" as an option for Choices because Forms already has a HUGE form factor compared to Survey and I have no idea why those radio buttons have to be spaced so far apart.
Use Flow for sending emails and turning into to-do list. I've got my Form sending email to the requestor, to the owner, and dropping the request into SharePoint for tracking the progress of the ask all from Flow.
Jeremy Stewart commented
#5 should have been included before the product even launched. This is basic survey criteria.
I can't do ANYTHING like I could with InfoPath and certainly can't use this product.
you need to look at REAL products in the market and AT LEAST mimic their base features.
This was a Market Rush job. 99% of the functions needs are on a different Dev Branch
1) already possible, just get radio buttons and select 'multiple answers'.
2) also possible with flow - there are tutorials that help you there
3) definitely a necessity!
4) also interesting asset
5) possible with 'Ramifications' on the upper right corner menu
6) didn't understand what you mean.
As one commenter noted, some of this is already doable.
1. Checkboxes are in there - an sub-option after you select "choice" (radio buttons)
2. Email alerts are in there - you can select notification options under Form Settings
3. Definitely needed
5. Definitely needed
Murat A. Vogt commented
Is it just me? I need also the capability to have eMail verification within the organization to make sure a WF goes through without a stupid error message that a email was spelled wrong..... (especially when the flow builds on my answers in the Forms)
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This would be great. Also, more data types, like datetime format.
1) Checkboxes (not just radio) --> Already available
2) email alerts when completed to Form owner(s) --> Can do it with a Flow
3) Ability to attach files (20-50mb) --> Working on it (https://microsoftforms.uservoice.com/forums/386451-welcome-to-microsoft-forms-suggestion-box/suggestions/18859033-add-upload-attachment-for-uploading-a-document-im)
4) Ability to turn completed forms into tasks or "to do lists" --> Can do it with a Flow
5) "if this... then" when creating the questions would be great. So some questions might "unlock" other questions.(slightly different than branching). --> How is this different from branching?
6) ability to link dates to a shared calendar (making due dates and reminders possible--> Can do it with a Flow