Distributing Your Form
When you are ready, you can easily distribute your form using a variety of methods, including:
- Send someone a link via email
- Copy the link and put it in your web page or other
- Embed the form directly into a web page
- Send it via Twitter
Pretty much all of these methods are relatively self-explanatory, but I want to show you the embed option because it requires a little more.
Another thing about forms is that you can open or close them at any time. Opening a form means users can fill it out; closing a form will show a message telling users that the form is currently closed.
First, you will change the default messages that appear, then you need to open the form because it’s closed by default.
- With your form open, click the Distribute tab towards the top of the page.
- On the right, you will see the Closed Message and Confirmation Message. Change either of them to suit your needs. Just know that HTML is not allowed.
- Click Open to make the form available (see Figure 23).
- Click the Embed button to embed the form code into a web page. A dialog box will appear showing the code. If you want to include the background colors or the header, select those options; otherwise, they will be left out of the form.
- Click Copy and then click Close (see Figure 24).
- Go to a web page, blog post, or page (WordPress, for instance), and find a place to put the code and paste it in place (see Figure 25).
- Finally, test to see the form (see Figure 26).
Figure 23 Open your form
Figure 24 Copy the code to embed it in a web page
Figure 25 Paste the code into a web page
Figure 26 Test your form