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How to Edit Google Forms: Detailed Guide for 2024

In this article, we will show you how to edit Google Forms easily in just a few clicks. Simply follow the steps below.

How to Edit Google Forms

There are many ways you can edit your Google Forms.

Modify Your Form Title and Description

1. Click on the current title and type in your new title.

At the top of the screen of the Google Form editor, you'll see the current title. Click on it, and a text box will appear. Here, type the new title you want for your form.

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2. Edit the description by clicking and typing in the space below the title.

Right below the title, there's a space for a brief description of your form. Click on this space and type in your new description or any modifications you wish to make to the existing one.

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Add or Modify a Question

1.  Use the “+” icon to add new questions and the trash icon to remove any unwanted ones.

On the right side of the interface, you'll see a vertical toolbar. Click on the "+" icon to add a new question. 

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If you wish to delete a question, hover over that question and click the trash bin icon that appears.

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2. Click on any question to modify its text or the answer options.

If you want to change the text of a question or its answer options, simply click on the part you want to change. A text box will appear, allowing you to type in your modifications.

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3. Change a question’s format by clicking on the drop-down menu next to it.

Each question has a designated type (e.g., "Multiple choice", "Short answer"). To change this, click on the current question type's drop-down menu. 

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A list will appear, and you can select a new type from there.

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Add a Section

1. Click on the “Add Section” icon on the right sidebar.

This icon resembles two rectangles or pages stacked on top of each other on the right-hand toolbar. Click on it. 

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2. Give your new section a relevant title and description.

Click on the default "Untitled section" text to rename it. Below the title, there's also space for a brief description, which can provide context or instructions for the upcoming questions.

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3. Start adding questions to this new section.

Just like in the main section, you can begin adding questions here. The questions will be confined to this section, allowing respondents to navigate and answer in a more organized manner.

4. To delete a section, click on the three vertical dots on the top right of the section.

Located at the top right corner of the section box, you'll find three vertically aligned dots, which represent additional options.

5. From the drop-down menu, choose “Delete Section.”

A dropdown menu will appear. Select "Delete Section."

Move or Rearrange Sections

1. Hover over the section title area.

When you place your cursor over the section title area, you'll notice six small dots appear to the left of the title.

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2. Click and drag the section to your desired location.

Holding down the left mouse button (or tap and hold on mobile), drag the section up or down to place it in a different order within your form.

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Add an Image

1. Click on the Image Icon on the Right Sidebar.

Locate the icon that resembles a picture or landscape on the right-hand toolbar. Click on it.

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2. Upload or choose an image from your existing collection.

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3.  Adjust the Image Size or Position if Necessary.

Once the image is inserted, you can click and drag its corners to resize, or move it to a preferred position.

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Insert a Video

1. Click on the video icon on the right sidebar.

Locate the icon that looks like a play button or filmstrip on the right-hand toolbar.

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2. Search for a video or paste a YouTube link.

You can use the search bar to find a video on YouTube directly or paste a specific YouTube video link if you have one.

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3. Click “Select” to add the video to your form.

Once you've chosen the video, click on the "Select" button to embed it in your form.

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Customize Your Form

1. Customize your form’s look by clicking on the palette icon.

Make your form aesthetically pleasing! Click on the palette icon at the top right. Here, you can choose a color scheme or even select a header image to make your form stand out.

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2. To see how respondents will view your form, click on the eye icon.

It's always good to know how your form looks to others. Click on the eye icon located at the top. This will show you the form as respondents will view it.

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Change the Settings and Share your Form

1. For other functionalities, click on the settings tab.

For added functionality or restrictions, click on the gear icon in the top right. Here, you can choose settings like collecting respondent email addresses, restricting the form to certain users, enabling response editing, and more.

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2. Ready to share? Click the “send” button and choose how you want to distribute your form.

Ready to share your form? Click on the "Send" button located at the top right of the screen. You'll be presented with several options, including sending via email, sharing a link, or embedding the form on a webpage.

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3. Once done editing, simply close your form; All changes are automatically saved.

No need to search for a "save" button. Google Forms saves your changes automatically as you make them. Once you've finished editing, simply close the browser tab or the app to exit the form. To download your Google Form, you can check out our guide here: how to download a Google Form.

We hope that this article has helped you and given you a better understanding of how to edit Google Forms. If you enjoyed this article, you might also like our article on how to do ranked choice voting in Google Forms. We also suggest checking out our article on how to send responses from Google Forms to your email.