When you use Google Forms for surveys and other types of forms, viewing responses is important. If you have a document in Google Docs or Slides where you want to share those responses, you can simply embed the response graph.
The responses in Google Forms come in different forms. Depending on the question type, you may have a pie chart or a bar chart. You can choose which chart to embed and by doing so you can update it as you get more responses. This way, the response card is always up-to-date in your document or presentation.
Copy the answer scheme from Google Forms
Go to Google Forms, sign in and open the form you want to use. Go to the Comments tab at the top of the form.
You will see the answers for each question in the form of a graph. Click the Copy icon in the top right corner.
This will put the chart on your clipboard so you can paste it into Google Docs or Google Slides.
Paste the response graph
In your document or presentation, place your cursor where you want to embed the Google Forms response graph.
Right-click or choose Edit from the menu and choose ‘Paste’.
You’ll see a pop-up asking if you want to paste the chart with a link to the form or paste it separately from the form. If you plan to update the chart while continuing to receive responses, choose Link to Form and click Paste.
If you select Paste Unlinked, the chart is embedded as a snapshot of the current view. You cannot update it without deleting it and inserting a new chart.
Update the chart in Docs or Slides
When you receive new responses in Google Forms, you have the option to update the diagram in Google Docs or Slides. You can do this in two ways.
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Use the Update button
If you have a shorter document or only one chart, you can select the chart and click “Update” at the top right.
If you don’t see the Update button, there is currently no update for the chart.
Use the Linked Objects sidebar
If you have a longer document or multiple charts, you can manage the updates in a sidebar. Go to Tools > Linked Objects to open it.
You should then see the charts associated with your Google form. If an update is available, you can click on “Update” next to the form. You can also click “Update All” at the bottom to manage all charts at once.
For a quick and easy way to share Google Forms responses in your Google Docs or Google Slides document, use this tip to embed your response diagram. You can also look at how to automatically link a Google form to Google Sheets.