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HOWTO: Embed a form into a blog post using Google Docs


7:25 am
September 14, 2010

Invest It Wisely


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Post edited 7:26 am – September 14, 2010 by Invest It Wisely

Want to embed a form into a blog page or post? Using Google Docs, it's easy:


1) In Google Docs, select Create New->Form.

2) Now you can choose the different elements to place on your form. You can select different types of questions and whether you want them to be mandatory or optional.

3) Once your form is the way you want it, select More Actions->Embed.

4) Copy the html code, and paste it into your blog post/page while in HTML mode.

  • Remember: every time you update your blog post while not in HTML mode, your form will be erased. You can simply paste it back in again if this happens.
  •  Any changes to your form will automatically be reflected in the blog post/page.
  • Sometimes, you will see scrollbars or the form won't fit. To get rid of horizontal cropping/scrolling, change the width value to "100%". Get rid of the vertical scrolling by increasing the height value. These changes are made in the HTML code that you paste into your blog page/post.

5) To make changes to the form, simply click on the document in your list of documents. You will see a spreadsheet. You can then select "Form->Edit Form" to make changes to the form.


Hope this helps! To see an example of this in action, check out my contest at:…..y-contest/

8:26 am
September 14, 2010

Forest Parks

Cairo, Egypt


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Thanks Kevin, great info!

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8:06 pm
September 14, 2010

Kay Lynn Akers

San Diego


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I used the Google Docs form for a couple of giveaways and found I got less entries although I'm not sure why.

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8:23 pm
September 14, 2010

Invest It Wisely


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Kay Lynn Akers said:

I used the Google Docs form for a couple of giveaways and found I got less entries although I'm not sure why.

I found that I had to change one of my questions. Some people were submitting empty entries, and others were putting their email in the "subscribe by email", but they hadn't actually subscribed… I guess they thought the Google Docs would do it, and I wasn't clear on that. I changed it to a checkbox and described how to actually subscribe.


Not sure… I think it might work easier if I cut out a few things and auto-track them!

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