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Google Docs Email Form

Date: May 7, 2012 Author: ang Category: Affordable Web Design Business Email Setup Internet Tips Online Advertising Tips Tutorials Tags: Comments: 0

In this tutorial, I show you how to create an online submission form using Google Docs, and also how to email that form out to others.

Creating the form

  1. First we're going to create an online form using Google Docs, so log into your Google Docs account: http://google.com/docs.
  2. Click the 'CREATE' button.
  3. Select 'Form'.
  4. Enter in 'Online Form' in the field Titled 'Untitled form'.
  5. In the 'Question Title' field type 'What is your name?'.
  6. In the 'Help Test' field type 'Enter your first and last name."
  7. Set the 'Question Type' to 'Text'.
  8. Check the box next to 'Make this a required question.'
  9. Click the 'Done' button.
  10. Mouse hover over the 'Sample Question 2' field and click the 'pencil' edit icon button.
  11. In the 'Question Title' field enter 'What is your email address'.
  12. In the 'Help Text' field enter 'Enter you email address'.
  13. Set the 'Question type' to 'Text'.
  14. Check the box next to 'Make this a required question'.
  15. Click the 'Done' button.
  16. Click the 'Add item' button at the top of the screen.
  17. Select 'Paragraph text'.
  18. In the 'Question Title' field enter 'What is your message?'.
  19. In the 'Help Text' field enter 'Enter your message here'.
  20. Set the 'Questions type' to 'Paragraph text'.
  21. Check the box next to 'Make this a required question'.
  22. Click the 'Done' button.
    You can add any form variables you need for your form this way.
  23. Click 'More actions' at the top of the screen.
  24. Click 'Edit confirmation'.
  25. Replace the default confirmation message text in the field with something more suitable for your form function.
  26. Click the 'Save' button.
  27. Click the 'See responses' button.
  28. Click 'Spreadsheet'. When someone sends their information, it will be saved to this spreadsheet so keep that in mind.
  29. Click on 'Tools'.
  30. Click on 'Notification rules'.
  31. Check the box 'A user submits a form'.
  32. Check the box 'Email - right away'. Now when someone submits the form, you will be notified through email.
  33. Click the 'Save' button.
  34. Click the 'Done' button.
  35. Click on 'Form'.
  36. Click on 'Edit form'.
  37. Click the 'Email this form' button. Email the form to whoever you like.

 

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