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Microsoft Forms update brings ability to get responses from specific people

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What you need to know

  • Microsoft is rolling out several new features to Microsoft Forms this month.
  • Microsoft Forms is getting the ability to format text, gather responses from specific people, and a new start page experience.
  • Some of these features are rolling out already, and they should all be available by the end of January.

Microsoft just announced several new features for Microsoft Forms. The improvements make it easier to customize the text of polls, gather responses from specific people, and to download or print off responses to forms. Some of the new features are rolling out already, but they should all be available by the end of January.

Microsoft breaks down the new features in a recent Tech Community post (opens in new tab).

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Microsoft Forms will gain the ability to bold, italicize, and underline words within forms. This makes it easy to emphasize content to make sure that people understand a question. Microsoft Forms supports the standard keyboard shortcuts for text formatting, so it will be easy to get forms to look the way you like.

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You'll soon be able to select specific people from within an organization to have access to a form. This should make it easier to make sure you only get the responses you want, and it works on mobile devices as well as the web.

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After someone completes a form or quiz, they'll soon be able to download or print their responses. This feature has to be turned on, so you can keep it off if you prefer.

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Microsoft also announced a new Microsoft Forms start page experience. On the page, you'll see recently used forms and you can pin any forms you'd like for quick access. The page also has a "Shared with me" section and an "All My Forms" section to help you keep track of all the forms and quizzes you've taken part in.

Sean Endicott
Sean Endicott

Sean Endicott is the news writer for Windows Central. If it runs Windows, is made by Microsoft, or has anything to do with either, he's on it. Sean's been with Windows Central since 2017 and is also our resident app expert. If you have a news tip or an app to review, hit him up at sean.endicott@futurenet.com.

1 Comment
  • Edge's auto-filling form feature disappeared, it would be nice here for Office.