Google Forms for Noobs
April 26, 2014 12:50 PM Subscribe
I want to be able to input a form's worth of data/information into a Google form I have created and still be able to export and view the data in individual readable forms, even for long paragraphs of text. I have failed at Googling this issue. Am I asking the impossible, or am I just failing at search? If I'm asking the impossible, what program or not-crazy kludge would make this possible?
posted by charmedimsure to Computers & Internet (7 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
The form is for feedback for about 150 students and I'm trying to replicate what I have been doing inefficiently and illegibly by hand for 15 years. I'd like to be able to enter their name, period etc. as short answers and then write a few longer sentences about their performance in 7-8 categories. For this to be useful for the students and for me I need to then be able to get the data OUT of the spreadsheet in a format they can read, and in a way that doesn't include the data of other students.
I'd ideally like to end up with separate, filled-out forms to distribute to each kid that look like what was on the form before I pressed "submit." I have been playing around with this for a while, and I can enter students and get the data in spreadsheet form. I can't even get the text to wrap, however (yes, I have selected the text and pushed the button), which makes my long answers useless to them and even to me, and I don't see any good options for data export besides the spreadsheet.
What am I missing? It *seems* like something I should be able to do, but maybe I am crazy. Am I crazy? Is Forms the wrong tool for this? If so, is there a free or relatively inexpensive program (Mac, 10.7.5) I should be using to do this instead? Is there an obvious kludge I'm missing?