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Custom Google Forms: The Ultimate Guide for 2024 

In this article, we will show you how to customize Google Forms to make it look better. Simply follow the process below. 

Customizing Google Forms

Follow the process below to customize your Google Forms from question formatting to theme adjustments and settings configurations

Customize Questions

Here’s how to customize the questions of your Google Forms:

1. Open 'Questions' Tab to View and Edit Questions

Open your Google Form and click on the 'Questions' tab at the top of the page. This section displays all the questions you have created so far and allows you to modify or add new questions.

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2. Add New Questions and Edit Existing Ones

To add a new question, click the '+' button on the right-hand toolbar.

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This will open a menu where you can select the type of question (e.g., multiple choice, text). To edit an existing question, click directly on the question text and make your changes.

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3. Format Text in Questions

To format text in a question, highlight the text you want to modify. A small toolbar will appear, allowing you to choose options like bold (B), italicize (I), and underline (U). Use these options to emphasize or differentiate parts of your question.

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4. Adjust Settings for Each Question

For each question, you'll see a toolbar at the bottom. Click on the 'Required' toggle to make a question mandatory.

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Use the 'Description' icon (a small text box icon) to add additional information under the question.

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If you're using multiple-choice questions, click on the 'Shuffle option order' toggle to randomize the order of the answer options.

Customize Sections

Here’s how to customize the sections of your Google Forms:

1. Add New Sections or Edit Existing Ones

To create a new section, click on the two horizontal lines icon in the right-hand toolbar. This splits your form into different sections. To edit a section, click the section header and type in your new title or description.

2. Modify Titles and Descriptions of Sections 

In each section, click on the title or description text to edit. Use this space to provide a brief overview of what the section is about or any instructions that might be needed for the questions in that section.

3. Rearrange Sections Using the 'Move Section' Option 

To rearrange the order of sections, click on the three dots icon at the bottom right corner of the section you wish to move. In the menu that appears, select 'Move section.' This allows you to reposition the section within the form, helping to organize your form logically.

Customize Fonts and Header

Here’s how to customize fonts and header of your Google Forms:

1. Open Theme Customization 

In the upper right corner of your form, click on the palette icon. This opens the theme customization menu where you can change fonts and headers.

2. Select New Font Styles 

In the theme customization menu, look for the 'Font Style' drop-down. Select from a variety of font styles to change how the text appears throughout your form.

3. Upload or Choose a Header Image

Under the 'Header' section in the theme customization menu, click on the 'Choose image' button to upload a new image or select from Google's gallery. This image will appear at the top of your form.

Customize Themes

Here’s how to customize your Google Forms themes: 

1. Access Theme Customization 

Click the palette icon in the upper right corner to open the theme customization menu, where you can change your form's color scheme.

2. Pick a New Theme Color 

In the theme customization menu, select 'Theme Color'. Here, you can choose a new color that will be applied to your form's titles, buttons, and links.

3. Choose a Background Color for Your Form

While you can't add a custom background image, you can select a background color. Pick a color that complements your theme, enhancing the overall visual appeal of your form.

Configure Settings

Here’s how to configure the general settings of your Google Forms:

1. Open 'Settings' to Access Various Options

To adjust the settings of your Google Form, simply click on 'Settings' located at the top of the form. This will open a menu with various options to customize how your form functions.

2. Adjust General Settings

In the 'Settings' menu, navigate to the 'Responses' tab. For email collection, choose 'Do not collect' for anonymous responses, 'Verified' if you want respondents to sign in with their Google account, or 'Input' to have respondents manually enter their email addresses. Y

You also have the option to manage response limits.

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3. Tailor Presentation and Quiz Settings

Go to the 'Presentation' tab for options like showing a progress bar (toggle the option), and customizing the confirmation message (type in your desired message).

If your form is a quiz, switch to the 'Quizzes' tab and adjust settings like releasing grades immediately or later.

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We hope that you now have a better understanding of how to customize Google Forms to make it look better. 

You might also like our articles on how to accept payment in Google Forms and how to make Google Forms HIPAA compliant. To optimize your workflow better, we recommend reading our guide on sending confirmation emails with Google Forms.

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