Creating your first Microsoft Form

What is this article about?

This article will walk you through the basics of creating a simple registration form. The techniques you learn here will help you to create more complex forms.

How do I use this technology?

  1. Login to Office 365 (see Getting Started with Microsoft Forms), and goto Microsoft Forms
  2. Under My Forms click New Form.

    Microsoft Forms New Form button
  3. Under the Questions tab click on Untitled Form.

    Microsoft Forms naming your form
  4. Give your form a name associated with it's purpose. For our exmple we'll enter Virtual Game Night Reservations.

    Microsoft Forms entering form name
  5. Optionally, click the Insert Image icon.

    Microsoft Forms Insert Image button
    1. You can search for, link to, or upload and image you want to assoicate with your form.

      Microsoft Forms search for image dialog
      • If you elect to search for an image make sure to keep selected Search results show images tagged with Creative Commons licenses, this will help minimize the chance of an image being used contrary to copyright law.
      • Once you've selected your image click Add.
  6. Click the Description field.

    Microsoft Forms enter form description field highlighted
  7. Enter a brief description describing the purpose of the form.

    Microsoft Forms form description text
  8. Click the Add new button.
  9. Select the question type Text.

    Microsoft Forms new question type selection dialog

    Other choices are:
    • Choice
    • Text
    • Rating
    • Date
    • Ranking
    • Likert
    • File upload
    • Net Promoter Score
    • Section
  10. Click in the Input your question title here text box, and enter "Your Name".

    Microsoft Forms first question text value
  11. Click the Required button.
  12. Click the Add new button.
  13. Select the question type Text.
  14. Click the Input your question title here text box, and enter "Your Email".

    Microsoft Forms second question text
  15. Click the Required button.
  16. Click the Preview button to review your first form.

    Microsoft Forms preview button
    • You can toggle between the desktop computer, and mobile device view by clicking on the buttons in the upper right corner labeled: Computer or Mobile.

      Microsoft Forms form desktop preview
    • When you've completed the preview, click the Back button in the upper left corner.

Congratulations! You've created your first Microsoft Form!

Next Steps

There are many other options available to you

Is there any additional information I should know about?

For additional assistance contact the IT Services Technical Support Center via phone at (907) 786-4646, toll-free at (877) 633-3888, email us at, or visit the Services section to open a support ticket.

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