Microsoft Forms is getting Text Formating capabilities, new Start Page experience, and more this month

Rabia Noureen

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Microsoft is adding a bunch of new capabilities to its quizzing tool, Forms, later this month. These features are aimed to streamline the way users access, create, and share forms while conducting online surveys.

First of all, the company is bringing text formatting capabilities to Microsoft Forms, allowing designers to easily differentiate and emphasize content. Indeed, users will soon get the ability to bold, italics, and underline text content by using a floating toolbar or keyboard shortcuts. The new formatting experience will begin rolling out in late January.

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Microsoft has started rolling out a new feature that allows form respondents to download or print a copy of their responses on the “Thank you” page after submission. Form designers will be able to enable this option for everyone within and outside of their organization. To use this feature, go to the “Settings” menu and select the “Allow receipt of responses after submission” option.

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In addition, Microsoft Forms owners will now be able to collect survey responses from specific users or security groups easily. To enable this feature on the desktop, click the “Specific people in my organization can respond” option from the drop-down menu. The new experience is available for mobile users, too.

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Microsoft Forms has rolled out a start page experience for both desktop and mobile users. The newly designed landing page makes it easier for users to search shared forms, pin forms, find recently used forms, and more. The change applies to Enterprise, Business, Education, and Personal accounts.

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The company has also increased the limit for using polls in other Microsoft 365 apps. “Polls you create starting in January 2021 will count towards the new limit of 200; however, polls made before the end of December are still counted in the original 200-form limit, the company explained.

Last but not least, anonymous respondents will now be able to use the Immersive Reader in Forms. If you want to provide any feedback regarding these features or like to submit a feature request, be sure to visit the company’s UserVoice website.