How to customize the layout of a Google form

How to customize the layout of a Google form

Do you know how to customize the design of a Google form? The Google form is one of the most used. But, if we also talk about being able to give it a touch more similar to your brand or company, much better, right?

To do this, we are going to give you a small guide so that you know what steps you must take to customize the theme and configure the entire form. Shall we start?

How to access the Google form

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Creating a Google form requires, of necessity, having a Gmail account. This gives you access to Google Drive, Google's cloud storage in which you will have about 15GB free to upload your documents, files, videos, images...

Once you are inside Google Drive You have, at the top left, a button with a plus sign and the word "New", where it allows you to upload folders, files, or create folders or documents. One of the last documents you can create is the form.

The Google Form

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Once you access the Google form you will see that this is quite simple and inconspicuous. However, you should know that you can customize the design of a Google form. But how to do it? Let's go in parts:

  • In the form you will see several important buttons. At the top you have the option of "questions", "answers" and "settings". Also on the same screen it allows you to put a title to the form, a description and add questions of various types.
  • In the On the side you have another menu that allows you to add a question, import questions from another document, add a separate title and description, add an image or video, and add another section.

The problem is that All the options we are giving you do not change the design of the Google form but rather they only serve to create questions based on what you want to put.

To customize it, you have to go to the upper right part of the form, where you will see the icon of a painter's palette. If you put the cursor over it you will get “customize theme”, which is exactly what you would want to do.

Of course, we must warn you that A few years ago this tool had many more ways to customize it, from changing the background to a completely different one to using different text sources, photos, etc. But over time it has become simpler.

Customize the Google Form Theme

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This section is what will allow you to completely change the classic design of the Google form for one more in line with your personal brand or your company. To do this, you have several options that we talk about below and at the end of this section we leave you a video so you can see the changes you can make to the form.

Change text style

In this case, one of the Google Form customizations is to allow you change the font and size of the font both in the header and in the questions and in the texts that you put on your form.

Of course, you will not be able to put any font, but you must put one based on the options they give you: Roboto, Arial, Calibri, Cambria, Times New Roman, Ubuntu, Pacífico, Nunito, Montserrat...


Another option when customizing a Google form is add an image in the header. This is quite useful, for example, to put the company logo or your brand and make it look more professional.

Colors and background

Lastly, you can change the background of the form. Of course, here is a little trick to keep in mind. And you will see First, several color options, from red, purple, blue, orange, green... And, just below, a background with four options.

However, it leads you astray. The colors that appear next to the word "Background" are not the options that the form gives you, but, depending on the color you choose at the top, it offers you different shades of that color in addition to off-white (to be more neutral).

We give you an example, Imagine that the color you choose is green. This causes some parts of the form to turn that color (like the top bar and also some letters). But also the background, a light green. But, if instead of pressing the first color of the background, you press the second, you will see that the tone becomes somewhat darker. And the same thing happens with the third button.

What is the Google form for?

We have told you before that the Google form is widely used. More and more people are using it due to the fact that it is free as well as the fact that it can be customized, even if only minimally.

But the truth is that It is not only used to make simple and fast forms, but it allows you:

  • Take surveys through that form.
  • Create a registration, for example so that they subscribe.
  • Make reservations for an event.
  • Take quizzes, exam questions online
  • ...

This means that you can play a lot with this Google tool and the fact that it is free is perhaps one of the reasons why more people end up using it.

Furthermore, in the form configuration, there is an important aspect: the possibility to save the email addresses of those who fill out the form and send it.

This can help you have a database with which to apply the email marketing or directly subscribe them to your channel (yes, you must have previously requested permission to do so and they must give it to you (this can be done through the form in a special section in which you request consent), because if you do not they could sue you).

As you can see, customizing the design of a Google form can be a very suitable option to use the free tool and at the same time give it a more elegant appearance or in line with your business, brand or company. Have you ever had to use it and didn't know how to improve its appearance? Now you know.

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