Google Forms are a digital solution for collecting data, however, sometimes you need either the form or the results on paper. You can use the built in features of Google Forms or use one of my Add-ons to have more control over the printing options. I will show you both ways for how to print a Google Form. Additionally, how to print out the results and comments you may have left in the quiz.
Print the Fillable Form
Sometimes someone can not fill out the Google Form online and you need a paper version.
Print Features in Google Forms
If you want to print from Google Forms you will use the 3 dots menu from the Form edit screen. Choose Print.
No Control Over Print Options
Using the built in features of Google Forms you can print the Form as a PDF. It provides you lines to fill in the responses. However, you have no control over how much space is provided. Notice on my attempt to print my math final that it gives half the page for the questions “What is your first name?” and “What is your last name?” This ends up being 16 pages
This question asks students to rate themselves on a scale of 1 to 5. It is presented vertically so that it is the only question that fits on the page.
Using Form Printer
Form Printer by Alice Keeler collects NO user data. Install Form Printer from Google Workspace Marketplace. Use the puzzle piece icon to select “Form Printer by Alice Keeler.” Select “Print Form.”
Form Printer Prints to a Google Doc
If you would prefer a Google Doc instead of a PDF then Form Printer would be the way to go. Since it is a Google Doc you have the ability to customize the print layout before printing to paper. Notice that Form Printer fit the same test on 6 pages instead of 16.
Use Columns When Desired
Customize the Google Doc however you want. Adjust the margins. Change the font. One trick I use when customizing my Google Form is columns. This helps to save room by arranging lists horizontally.
For short questions I can have 2 or 3 questions across instead of down.
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This same functionality is built into Quiz Helper.
How to Print a Google Form with Quiz Helper
In the edit screen of the Google Form use the puzzle piece select “Quiz Helper by Alice Keeler.” This will allow you to choose “Print Form” from the pop up menu.
Notice that unlike printing directly from Google Form a “rate yourself” question puts the options horizontally, saving a lot of room for printing.
Printing the Form Responses
If the Form was filled out digitally you may want to print out the individual responses.
Printing Individual Responses from Google Forms
Click on the “Responses” Tab in Google Forms and click on “Individual.” There you can choose the individual response that you want to print. Use the arrows to navigate to the desired response or edit the response number to jump ahead.
Click on the print icon to print that particular response.
Since Google Forms will print to a PDF (or just print directly to your printer) you have no control over the layout. However, it is quick and easy to print out the individual result.
You can NOT print all the responses at once. You’ll need to click the printer icon for each response you want to print out.
How to Print Google Form Responses Using Form Printer
Use the Puzzle Piece at the top of the edit screen of Google Forms to select “Form Printer” and “Print Form.” This will give you the option to select “Print Single Responses” or “Print Multiple Responses.” Some features may require a premium membership.
For single responses you will need the response number that you wish to print. When prompted, enter the number.
Print Multiple Google Forms Responses
Form Printer also allows you to print all of the Form responses. The responses export to a Google Doc to allow you to format the responses before printing to a printer.
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Printing a Google Form
Google Forms has made many improvements over the years to printing a Form and Form responses. However, you will need to use Form Printer by Alice Keeler to edit the layout before printing.