Friday, July 25, 2014

One Word Form Responses

Want a one-word answer to a Google Form question? I do.

But I have trust issues. That is, I don't trust people to follow instructions on a form.

Here's a quick hack for Google Forms when you want a one-word answer, but you don't want to restrict people to a multiple choice or choose from a list option.

  1. Create a question with a text answer.
  2. Turn on data validation.
  3. Choose the text option.
  4. Choose the "does not include" option.
  5. Type a single space in the box.
This will check for any spaces, and kick back an error if the user has entered more than one word. Easy as pie.

Now excuse me, but I think I need to go eat some pie.