Monday, February 9, 2009

Embed a form in your blog post to collect data fast

In a recent post regarding using forms to collect data easily, a couple of people thought I should have used my own advice for one of the collection methods - that is, to embed the actual form in a web page - in my blog post in this case. Great idea...

So - below is an embedded version of my Blogging Survey. Took me literally 30 seconds to get the embed code from the "Form" menu of the spreadsheet. This is just a sample survey, but feel free to answer this survey and I'll post results soon if I get enough respondents.

4 comments:

Amit Rahalkar said...

Google forms is a wonderful tool and I have used it for a while now...
Although I am curious to know , especially since you work in Google...when do they plan to provide 'printing' abilities for the 'Show Summary' section.
Currently it shows wonderful charts via that options, but doesn't allow one to print it !

Rad said...

Hi,
How did you manage to get rid of the iframe border while embedding?

Also, i am trying to make my paragraph text box narrower to fit the width of the area i am trying to embed it in. Any idea how to do that.

Ian R McAllister said...

Recruitment is my day job, and forms are the answer to my sector but bane of my web designers life. Google forms seems to be design by you guys as a Product Team from day1 to be easy to use. hence, what I have found is that its great for trialling new forms we need quickly. But the layout problems that Rad mentions I would also like answers to, particularly the border issue - Thanks!

genc said...

thanks for this wonderful info and this is a great tool