Create a form with Microsoft Forms

Create a form with Microsoft Forms

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With Microsoft Forms, you can create surveys, quizzes, and polls, and easily see results as they come in.

Creating a quiz? Start here.

Start a new form

  1. In your web browser, go to forms.office.com, and sign in with your Microsoft 365 school credentials, Microsoft 365 work credentials, or Microsoft account (Hotmail, Live, or Outlook.com).

    Note: You can also log in to Office.com, look for the Microsoft 365 icons on the left, and then select Forms.

  2. Select Add button New Form.

  3. Title your form and, if you want, a description of it.

    Note: Form titles can have up to 90 characters. Descriptions can have up to 1,000 characters.

    Note: Your form is saved automatically while you create it.

Add questions

  1. Select  Add button Add new to add a new question to your form.

  2. Choose what kind of question you want to add, such as Choice, Text, Rating, or Date question types. Select More question types Drop down list for more question types in Microsoft Forms for Ranking, Likert, File upload, or Net Promoter Score® question types. To organize sections for your questions, select Section.

    Tip: You can also format your text. Highlight a word or words, and then choose bold, italics, or underline from the floating toolbar. (Or, use keyboard shortcuts - CTRL/Cmd+B for bold, CTRL/Cmd+I for italics, and CTRL/Cmd+U for underline - to format.)

    Note: File upload is not available for GCC, GCC High, or DoD environments. 

Preview your form

  1. Select Preview to see how your form will look on a Computer or Mobile device.

  2. To test out your form, answer the questions in Preview mode, and then select Submit.

  3. To keep editing your form, select Back.

Start a new form

  1. Sign in to Microsoft 365 with your school or work credentials.

  2. Select  Add button New > Forms for Excel.

    Note: Forms for Excel is only available for OneDrive for work or school and new team sites connected with Microsoft 365 Groups. Learn more about Microsoft 365 groups.

  3. Enter a name for your form, and then select Create. A new tab for Microsoft Forms will open in your web browser.

    Note: Form titles can have up to 90 characters. Descriptions can have up to 1,000 characters.

    Note: Your form is saved automatically while you create it.

Add questions

  1. Select  Add button Add new to add a new question to your form.

  2. Choose what kind of question you want to add, such as Choice, Text, Rating, or Date question types. Select More question types Drop down list for more question types in Microsoft Forms for Ranking, Likert, File upload, or Net Promoter Score® question types. To organize sections for your questions, select Section.

    Tip: You can also format your text. Highlight a word or words, and then choose bold, italics, or underline from the floating toolbar. (Or, use keyboard shortcuts - CTRL/Cmd+B for bold, CTRL/Cmd+I for italics, and CTRL/Cmd+U for underline - to format.)

    Note: File upload is not available for GCC, GCC High, or DoD environments. 

Preview your form

  1. Select Preview to see how your form will look on a Computer or Mobile device.

  2. To test out your form, answer the questions in Preview mode, and then select Submit.

  3. To keep editing your form, select Back.

Start a new form

  1. Sign in to Microsoft 365 with your school or work credentials.

  2. Open the Excel workbook in which you want to insert a form.

  3. Select Insert > FormsAdd button New Form.

    Note: To enable the Forms button, make sure your Excel workbook is stored in OneDrive for work or school. Also note that Forms for Excel is only available for OneDrive for work or school and new team sites connected with Microsoft 365 Groups. Learn more about Microsoft 365 groups.

  4. A new tab for Microsoft Forms will open in your web browser.

  5. Select the placeholder default title and change with your own. If you want, also add a description.

    Note: Form titles can have up to 90 characters. Descriptions can have up to 1,000 characters.

    Note: Your form is saved automatically while you create it.

Add questions

  1. Select  Add button Add new to add a new question to your form.

  2. Choose what kind of question you want to add, such as Choice, Text, Rating, or Date question types. Select More question types Drop down list for more question types in Microsoft Forms for Ranking, Likert, File upload, or Net Promoter Score® question types. To organize sections for your questions, select Section.

    Tip: You can also format your text. Highlight a word or words, and then choose bold, italics, or underline from the floating toolbar. (Or, use keyboard shortcuts - CTRL/Cmd+B for bold, CTRL/Cmd+I for italics, and CTRL/Cmd+U for underline - to format.)

    Note: File upload is not available for GCC, GCC High, or DoD environments. 

Preview your form

  1. Select Preview to see how your form will look on a Computer or Mobile device.

  2. To test out your form, answer the questions in Preview mode, and then select Submit.

  3. To keep editing your form, select Back.

Start a new form

  1. Sign in to Microsoft 365 with your school account.

    Note: This feature only applies to Class or Staff Notebooks for Office 365 Education users. Learn more about OneNote Class Notebook and OneNote Staff Notebook.

  2. Open the OneNote notebook in which you want to insert a form.

  3. On the Insert tab, select Forms.

    Note: The Forms button is only available for Office 365 Education users. To access Forms in OneNote for the web, please sign in with your school account.

  4. A Forms for OneNote panel will open and dock on the right side of your OneNote notebook.

  5. Under My Forms, select  Add button New Form.

  6. A new tab for Microsoft Forms will open in your web browser.

  7. Select the placeholder default title and update it with your own. If you want, also add a description.

    Note: Form titles can have up to 90 characters. Descriptions can have up to 1,000 characters.

    Note: Your form is saved automatically while you create it.

Add questions

  1. Select  Add button Add new to add a new question to your form.

  2. Choose what kind of question you want to add, such as Choice, Text, Rating, or Date question types. Select More question types Drop down list for more question types in Microsoft Forms for Ranking, Likert, File upload, or Net Promoter Score® question types. To organize sections for your questions, select Section.

    Tip: You can also format your text. Highlight a word or words, and then choose bold, italics, or underline from the floating toolbar. (Or, use keyboard shortcuts - CTRL/Cmd+B for bold, CTRL/Cmd+I for italics, and CTRL/Cmd+U for underline - to format.)

    Note: File upload is not available for GCC, GCC High, or DoD environments. 

Preview your form

  1. Select Preview at to see how your form will look on a Computer or Mobile device.

  2. To test out your form, answer the questions in Preview mode, and then select Submit.

  3. To keep editing your form, select Back.

  4. Your newly created form will appear at the top of your My forms list in the Forms for OneNote panel.

  5. Next, you can embed your form into your OneNote notebook. Learn more.

More resources

Now that you have the basics down, you can also customize your form theme, add a picture to a question, create sections, use branching logic, and more.

See what else you can do with Microsoft Forms.

Got feedback on Microsoft Forms?

We'd love to hear from you! Please visit the Microsoft Forms UserVoice site to provide suggestions and vote on ideas others have already submitted.

See Also

Frequently asked questions about Microsoft Forms

Adjust your form or quiz settings in Microsoft Forms

Send your form to collect responses

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