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Google Forms Sections: Everything You Need to Know in 2024

In this article, we explain everything you need to know about Google Forms sections. We provide simple step-by-step instructions on how to add, move, and merge them easily. Simply follow the steps below! 

How to Add Sections in Google Forms

1. Add a Section

Look for the toolbar on the right side of your form. Click on the icon that looks like two stacked rectangles. 

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2. Click on It to Name Your Section

After you click the "Add Section" button, a new section will be created. You can give this section a title and a description by clicking on it. This helps in organizing the form and guiding your respondents.

how to add sections in google forms

How to Move a Section in Google Forms

1. Open Additional Options for the Sections.

Click on the three-dot icon next to the section's title and description. 

how to create sections in google forms

2. Move the Section

After clicking the three-dot icon, select "Move section" from the menu.

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3. Choose the New Position of your Sections 

A pop-up window will appear. Use the arrows next to the section name to change its position. Alternatively, you can also drag and drop the sections using the six-dot icon on the left. After selecting the new position, click on the "Save" button to confirm.

move a section in google forms

How to Merge Sections in Google Forms

1. Select the Section You Want to Merge 

Click on the section you wish to merge with the one above it.

2. Merge the Section 

Click on the three-dot icon (⋮) or "More" button of the section. From the options that appear, select "Merge with above."

how to merge sections in google forms

Can You Have Multiple Sections on the Same Page in Google Forms?

Each section is displayed on a separate page by default, and there is no built-in feature to display multiple sections on the same page. 

If you want all questions to appear on the same page, the only way to achieve this is by not using multiple sections. Instead, you can add all your questions to a single section. However, this approach might make the form lengthy and potentially overwhelming for respondents if there are many questions.

For more complex forms, using multiple sections helps in breaking down the information and making the form more user-friendly.

Conditional Sections in Google Forms

If you’d like to know how to set up conditional sections in Google Forms, this guide will help you: 

How to Make Conditional Questions in Google Forms

We hope this article has given you a better understanding of Google Forms sections and how to make the most out of them.

You might also like our articles on how to transfer ownership of Google Forms and how to show questions based on answers. To optimize your workflow better, we recommend reading our guide on how to configure email alerts for new Google Forms entries.

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