PC Doctor: Managing Google form responses

Published: 8/19/2020 5:23:09 PM
Modified: 8/19/2020 5:23:17 PM

Dear PC Doctor:

I am using a Google form to collect information from respondents. Every day, I log in and see if there are any new answers. I’m getting a lot more participation than I expected, and I’m having to click through from the beginning to see the new ones. Now that I have over 80 responses, it’s a bit of a chore. Is there any easier way to see just the new ones?

Thanks, Googly

Dear Googly:

Great question and, yes, there is an easier way. In fact, there are two easier ways! First, log in to your Google account and go to your form. Click Responses and then Individual. If you look at the top left where it says 1 of 80, you can change the 1 to any number you like and Google will take you directly to that response.

Additionally, you can set up the form so that you receive an email alert every time there is a new response. To do that, look at the top right side of your form. Click on the three vertical dots. Choose Get email notifications for new responses. When a new response is submitted, you will receive an email. There will be a place within the email message where you can click and be taken directly to the newest response.

Until next time,

Happy computing!

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