If you regularly create forms and quizzes on Google Forms, you must be aware of the pain of adding the same questions and answers repeatedly. That process is monotonous and time-consuming for undertaking same set of recurring tasks. Thankfully, there is a nifty workaround. Yes, Google Forms now lets you import questions over from your old forms.
There's more to this story. Google Forms not only lets you import questions, but you can also pick which ones to import and which ones to leave. Overall, it's a very nifty feature.
So, if you are looking for ways to make your process of creating quizzes and questionnaires in Google Forms a tad easier, here's how to go about it.
Let's get started.
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How to Import Questions Into Google Forms Easily
Step 1: Open a new form. After deciding the name as well as title and adding preliminary questions, tap on the Import button from the menu.
All your old forms will now be displayed.
Pick the form from which you want to import, and all the questions will appear on the right panel.
Step 2: Next, choose the question which you want to add to your current form and click on the Import Questions button. If you want them all, the checkbox at the top will do the trick.
Click on the Change Form button if you want to modify your form selection.
Step 3: Once done, repeat the same procedure if you have to add questions from another form.
Google Forms remembers the previous form selections and that's clever. So, if you happen to pick a single from, you can find it right under the Previously Selected tab.
On the downside, you can't select more than one form at a time. But, it's better than the old method of adding and selecting.
Perhaps, one of the best things that I like about the new Import feature is that the validations are also imported along with the questions.
That does save a lot of time.
How to Improve This Method
While the option to select questions from multiple old forms is quite great, I have a slightly improved workaround.
I place all the commonly-asked questions under a single form along with the basic validations instead of selecting and opening numerous forms.
You may want to arrange them as per the theme so that it'll be easy to pick them up later.
Once done, give it a name that is easy to recognize.
Save it and pin it, so that whenever you have to edit it, you do not have to hunt around in the gallery.
The next time, you need to import questions into a new form, you know what to do. The Previously Selected Form tab is the cherry on top.
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How to Import Questions From Docs Into Google Forms
Importing questions from previously-created forms is not the only option available. If you have a Microsoft Word document or Google Doc lying around with questions, you can use it to create a form.
Of course, things will not be as easy as drag and drop. However, it beats the process of typing the questions and selecting the answers manually.
To do so, you will need the help of an Add-on aptly named Doc to Form. For now, it's free and the process to create forms is also simple.
Step 1: For that, open a new document and navigate to Add-on button > Get add-ons.
Here, you will be directed to the marketplace. Search and add the said add-on.