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  1. allow changing the question type

    Sometimes I duplicate an existing question to have the same items but in a different question format (e.g., one question is a Likert and I want to have the same items in a ranking). It would be nice to easily switch between question types when creating the Form.

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  2. Provide ability to upload mp3s

    Foreign language teachers could benefit from being able to upload mp3 files as part of quiz/text questions. The ability to listen to and understand a foreign language speaker is key to language acquisition.

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  3. Enable regular expressions validating answers Like ^right$

    Enable regular expressions validating answers Like ^right$

    53 votes
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  4. Connect choice questions to data source

    The ability to connect the options of a choice to a data source (such as a column in an excel file or a list of contacts in a contact list)

    50 votes
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  5. A Table format question, say we want the input data all relevant to one question, like time, date, grade, subject etc.

    The table format would allow the creator to ask one question and receive multiple answers back surrounding that question, this would stop you having to have 10+ questions stating essentially the same thing to get them to answer the questions surround it. such as

    List any Qualifications you have including the:
    Name, Date from, date to, the Qualification, the subject and the Grade. 5 questions have to created currently when really it's one question with a multi-faceted answer

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  6. Have an option to disable the back button at the bottom of every question.

    This will prevent the survey respondent from going back and changing their response to a previous question. This especially helps when you have screening questions. For e.g. If I want the survey to be taken by females 18 - 24, and if a male is taking the survey, they would not qualify. However, when they mention they are male, the next screen displays -"you are not qualified". however, it also has a back button. so they can go back and change their answer. To be able to discourage such behaviour, it would be useful to have the option of removing…

    48 votes
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  7. Multiple text box option in Text question

    Please add an option in the Text question to add multiple text boxes with unique labels on the same question.

    48 votes
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  8. searchable dropdown list

    Please implement an option to search within a dropdown list so that participant does not have to go through the entire list. Very similar to search on filtered columns.
    At a minimum, we should be able to type the starting letter and the list should go that options starting with that letter. This option is available in google forms.

    46 votes
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  9. time

    Request: Add Time (hh:mm) as an answer-option.

    Current total votes for this feature as of this post: 89

    This has to be one of the most requested features. If anyone from Microsoft reads this site. Get on this ASAP!

    Compiled from the following existing suggestions on this site.

    https://microsoftforms.uservoice.com/forums/386451-welcome-to-microsoft-forms-suggestion-box/suggestions/32544415-time

    https://microsoftforms.uservoice.com/forums/386451-welcome-to-microsoft-forms-suggestion-box/suggestions/18574672-time

    https://microsoftforms.uservoice.com/forums/386451-welcome-to-microsoft-forms-suggestion-box/suggestions/31241455-add-more-data-types-e-g-time

    https://microsoftforms.uservoice.com/forums/386451-welcome-to-microsoft-forms-suggestion-box/suggestions/31928140-have-a-time-field-together-with-the-date-one

    https://microsoftforms.uservoice.com/forums/386451-welcome-to-microsoft-forms-suggestion-box/suggestions/17108923-in-microsoft-forms-you-can-enter-date-but-not-time

    https://microsoftforms.uservoice.com/forums/386451-welcome-to-microsoft-forms-suggestion-box/suggestions/33006211-answer-type-as-time

    https://microsoftforms.uservoice.com/forums/386451-welcome-to-microsoft-forms-suggestion-box/suggestions/18601549-you-could-make-possible-to-insert-options-questio

    This last link is to the MS tech community forums where some MS rep states this feature request was added to a backlog back in September of 2016.

    https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Microsoft-Forms/Forms-Time-input-question/td-p/14402

    46 votes
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  10. Insert tables into questions

    Please consider allowing the insertion of tables into questions (like in Word) so respondents can fill in detailed information in their answers. For example, "Please let us know what books you would like the book club to purchase:. Insert a table 4 columns wide (Title, Author, Year, ISBN) with 10 rows, so respondents can list the details of up to 10 books.

    45 votes
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  11. Likert Query

    May we have more than 10 options available as part of the Likert Question Type. 10 just isn't enough.

    44 votes
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  12. Field "Restrictions" needs improvement

    Field "Restrictions" needs improvement
    Limiting Restrictions to just numbers is not enough.
    User require the ability to request Physical Addresses, Phone Numbers and Email addresses.
    All of these fields need "Restrictions" and Validation that Microsoft Forms should handle automatically and based on region.
    Phone format that helps the user input a proper phone number
    Mailing (address) with postal/post/zip code validation/Restrictions
    Email Restrictions/Validation (abc123@abc123.abc)
    Also a Select User/Group field (pulled from a team or groups or users) in O365.

    43 votes
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  13. Add an NPS question type

    Add a Net Promotor Score question type with fixed question text "How likely would you be to recommend [insert text] to a friend or colleague?" and a rating range from 0 - 10. Display aggregated results as an NPS score (i.e. -100 to 100).
    https://www.netpromoter.com/know/

    43 votes
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  14. increase the number of choices one can have in a choice question. Frankly, there shouldn't be a limit anyway.

    I want to ask principals to tell me their school. I have 109 schools. I want to make it a choice question so I do not have to deal with the variety of ways they truncate the names. I want the correct, formal name. If I have a choice question with all the names and they only have to select their school from a list then I ensure that the data is usable as is without having stray names in my database.

    43 votes
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  15. Electronic Signature Option

    Add an electronic signature plugin, or option for users who are creating a form and would like users to sign it on the bottom. Is this avail

    42 votes
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  16. Make subquestions


    1. a.
      answer
      b.
      answer
      c.
      answer


    41 votes
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  17. Multiple Choice Grid like Google Forms

    A multiple choice grid (similar to google forms) makes Common Core like questions with multiple criteria with multiple answers possible.

    40 votes
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  18. Likert Scale to work with Quiz Mode

    Currently you are able to select a likert scale when creating a quiz but you can not assign an answer to it to be marked but you can receive points for it. Can it be changed so we can input the answers like the other question types so that it can be automatically marked.

    39 votes
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  19. Enable results filtering

    We're looking at using forms for feedback on regular meetings. It would be great to use the same survey, with a field for meeting date set as 'filterable' so we could filter the graphs to a specific meeting (e.g. to see how particular speakers were received)

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  20. Add a slider response type

    One feature requested by others at my institution before they would consider moving to Microsoft Forms is to have a question type where a slider can be used for the response, like Qualtrics offers: https://www.qualtrics.com/support/survey-platform/survey-module/editing-questions/question-types-guide/standard-content/slider/

    38 votes
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