How to create a Form in Microsoft Forms and adjust its Settings

If you have a subscription to Office 365, you can use Microsoft Forms to create a form, quiz or survey and adjust its settings. This post walks you through the process of quickly and easily creating Forms in Microsoft Forms and adjust the settings of its custom quizzes, surveys or more.

When working in a team, you need to collaborate with your co-workers and share resources with them timely. For example, if you are creating a survey where you want to evaluate responses from the respondents, you need to collect data and create a form. This data can then be processed and used further for analysis and grading. Microsoft Forms offers all these qualities.

Create a Form in Microsoft Forms

Microsoft Forms is a part of Office 365. When you create a quiz or form, you can invite others to respond to it using

  1. A web browser
  2. Mobile devices

Thereafter, when the results are submitted, you can use built-in analytics to evaluate responses.

So, to create Forms in Microsoft Forms, open your web browser and go to

Next, sign in with any of the following,

  • Office 365 school account
  • Office 365 work account
  • Microsoft account.

Then, under My Forms, click New Form to begin creating your form.

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Enter a name for your form. Enter an optional subtitle, if required.

Select the ‘Questions’ section as shown in the screenshot below.

Create a Form in Microsoft Forms

Next, hit the ‘Add Question’ tab to add a new question to the form. Choose from Choice, Text, Rating, or Date questions. Click the ‘More’ menu (visible as three dots) for additional options like

  • Ranking
  • Likert
  • Net Promoter Score questions

If you have selected ‘Choice’ questions, enter the text you want to display for the question and each of the choices.

Click Add Question to add more questions to your form.

Now, if you find the questions are not in the right precedence, change the order by simply using the Up or Down arrows on the right side of each question.

In the end, click ‘Preview’ at the top of the design window to get a snapshot of the appearance on your computer. And to test your form, enter answers for the questions in preview mode and then click ‘Submit’.

Change settings of Forms

To get to the Settings screen, click the ellipses button (…) and choose Settings from the list of the options displayed.

Now, on the form settings page, select or clear the default settings.

Similar to the above setting, you can change or clear the default settings of the Quiz page.

If required, you can also customize the default message that recipients see when trying to submit their response after you turn off this setting.


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