In this article, we will show you how to import questions into Google Forms from Google Sheets and another Google Form. Simply follow the steps below.
Here’s how you can import questions into Google Forms from an existing form:
Within your Google Form, find the right-hand toolbar and click on the icon that looks like two overlapping squares. This is the import questions feature.
A list of all your forms will appear in a new window. Scroll through and click on the form you want to import questions from.
Look through the list of questions from the chosen form. Click the checkboxes next to the questions you want to add to your current form. Click the "Import" button to add them.
Once imported, the questions will be part of your form. Click on any question to open the editing mode, where you can change the wording, answer format, or question order.
To include more content, click the '+' button to add new elements. You can add new questions, titles, and images, or break your form into sections.
For visual customization, click the palette icon. You can change your form’s color theme or upload a header image to make it stand out.
Before sending your form out, click the eye icon to enter preview mode. Go through the form to ensure everything works as expected and looks good.
Here’s how you can easily transfer your questions from Google Sheets to Google Forms using the Form Builder add-on:
Start by arranging your Google Sheet to include questions, types, and answers. In column A, input your questions. Use column B to specify the type of each question (e.g., Multiple Choice, Checkbox, Section, or Text). Mark mandatory questions in Column C with 'TRUE' or 'FALSE'. Fill in Columns D-G with possible answers for multiple-choice queries.
Open your Google Sheet, click on 'Extensions' > 'Add-ons' > 'Get add-ons' then search for 'Form Builder for Sheets'.
Once found, click 'Install'.
Once installed, navigate back to 'Extensions', locate 'Form Builder for Sheets', and select 'Start' to activate the add-on.
Utilize the Form Builder sidebar to pick out the questions you've prepared in your sheet to import into your form. In the example below, we used Questions and Answers. Within the Form Builder sidebar, specify which columns correspond to the question, type, description, and answers.
Once done, click ‘Get’ to ensure that Form Builder correctly interprets the data from your Google Sheet.
Decide whether to append these questions to an existing form or to generate a new one directly from the Form Builder sidebar. Click ‘Import Now’ to transfer the questions from your Google Sheet into your Google Form.
Examine the updated Google Form to confirm that all questions have been correctly imported and meet your initial criteria.
We hope that you now have a better understanding of how to import questions into Google Forms either from an existing form or from Google Sheets. If you enjoyed this article, you might also like our article on how to number questions in Google Forms or our article titled ‘Why is File Upload Disabled in Google Forms’. If you want to know how to send emails based on responses in Google Forms, we also suggest checking out our detailed guide.