While you create a Google Type, it’s public by default that means anybody who has the hyperlink to the shape can submit a response. Any quiz, ballot or survey created inside Google Kinds has no expiration date and it could actually gather limitless variety of responses till the shape proprietor decides to manually shut* the shape.

For some Google Kinds although, limits could also be obligatory.

  • If you’re utilizing Google Kinds to simply accept entries for an internet contest or a giveaway in your web site, you could solely wish to settle for the primary ‘n’ entries strictly on a first-come first-served foundation and shut the shape as soon as that restrict has reached.
  • If you’re utilizing Google Kinds to gather sign-ups for an occasion, you might have considered trying specify an in depth date and robotically shut the shape as soon as the occasion has ended.
  • If you’re trainer who’s utilizing Google Kinds for creating quiz assignments for the category, you could wish to set closing dates in order that your type is open solely on particular days throughout faculty hours and closed in any respect different occasions.

Easy methods to Set Limits in Google Kinds

Google Kinds affords no choice to both specify response limits or any expiration standards however we will simply incorporate this performance into our varieties with the assistance of Google Kinds add-ons.

To get began, set up the E-mail Google Kinds add-on from the Google retailer. This add-on, because the title suggests, is supposed for sending varieties response in an electronic mail message however it could actually additionally assist you to schedule Google Kinds and restrict responses.

After the add-on is put in, go to your Google Type and click on the add-ons menu (it appears like a puzzle icon). Select E-mail Notifications > Restrict Google Type Responses and also you’ll see the configuration display screen as proven above (video).

Open Google Type Robotically

In case your type is at the moment closed and never accepting responses, you’ll be able to specify an open date and your closed Google Type will robotically open on the scheduled date. That is helpful for occasion registration varieties the place the registrations needs to be opened for public solely on a particular date.

Shut Google Type Robotically

Subsequent, you’ll be able to specify the standards when your Google Type needs to be closed for brand spanking new responses. You possibly can both specify the precise date when the shape needs to be robotically closed or you’ll be able to set the utmost variety of responses that your type ought to permit earlier than closing itself.

That is excellent possibility if you’re planning to make use of Google Kinds for registrations varieties, surveys, contests or every other occasion that has a restricted capability or is legitimate solely till a particular date and time.

Set the Closed Type Message

With the Google Type limiter, it’s also possible to specify the customized message that shall be displayed when somebody accesses your closed type. This message needs to be in plain textual content and you can’t use wealthy formatting or HTML tags. You possibly can nevertheless embody line breaks, hyperlinks (URLs) and electronic mail addresses.


Open and Shut Google Type on a Recurring Schedule

You possibly can even setup recurring open and shut schedule with the limiter. As an example, you’ll be able to specify schedule such that your type will open each Monday and Tuesday between eight AM and 11 AM. The shape won’t settle for responses outdoors the required time window.

The recurring schedule possibility needs to be helpful for educators who solely want to present entry to the shape to scholar on particular days throughout particular hours.

The Type limiter is written in Google Apps Script. You could find the supply code on Github must you want to roll out personal customised limiter.

Additionally see: Create PDF paperwork from Google Kinds

Necessary Issues to Know

  • In the event you’ve specified each Response Limits and a Closing Date, whichever comes first will shut the Google Type. 
  • The open and shut date and time specified within the Google Type limiter are set as per the default timezone of your browser /pc.
  • The precise open and shut time might typically differ ± 20 minutes from the required time on account of sure technical limitations of Google add-ons.
  • You possibly can click on the “Reset” button to utterly take away the shape schedule and shutting limits.
  • If you need to manually shut your Google Type for brand spanking new responses, open the Type, go to the Response tab and uncheck the “Accepting Responses” possibility. You possibly can re-open the shape anytime later by checking the “Not Accepting Responses” button.