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Welcome to Forms for Confluence; in this guide, you'll find out how to create a form, survey, or poll on a new Confluence page.
If you've not used Forms for Confluence before, it's essential to know that like most form solutions, Forms for Confluence has two parts:
- The front-end, where you design your form questions
- The back-end, where your results are stored
In this section, we'll be going through how you set up the front-end of your form. To learn more about setting up the back-end of your form, please look at the guide to setting up a form on an existing page.
Create a Form from the Create Page Menu
To create your first form, follow these steps:
- Select the More Options ( + ) menu next to the Create Button in Confluence.
Navigate to, and select the Forms for Confluence option.
Once you've selected the Forms for Confluence option, you'll be given the option to create one of several different templates.
Forms for Confluence's templates give you pre-configured examples of what your forms can look like; either select one of the options available or select the Empty Form option to get started.
Add your Page/form Name and add a Form ID in the corresponding fields. The Form ID will be used to identify your results on the back-end.
Select Create; both the form front-end and the back-end will be created.The Form Wizard configures the back-end for you and defaults to submitting form results to the Confluence database; if you have space admin level permission, you'll be able to configure this
Matching Macros with Questions
For this step, a Form must have already been created and saved.
- If you selected the Empty Form, you'll notice that you have a single macro on your page, the form macro; the purpose of this macro is to send all of your responses to your back-end results Form ID.
- You'll need to add new macros corresponding to the questions you want to ask inside this macro.
- If you selected one of the templates, you'd notice that the form macro is present on the page with several other macros, dependent on the type of template you selected.
- You'll be able to customize, add, or remove these macros to suit the needs of your form.
Forms for Confluence offers you the ability to create many different forms, surveys, and polls, including qualitative and quantitative surveys.
To start, here is a sample of some of the +20 macros that are available with Forms for Confluence:
- For open-ended questions, consider using the Forms - Textarea macro
- For multiple-choice questions, consider using Forms - Radio Button Group macro or the Forms - Dropdown List macro
- If you're looking for a simple mechanism to capture user feedback, consider using the Form - Star Rating macro
- If you want to have a longer form or survey or wish to split your form up into different sections, take a look at the Form - Page macro
- If you want to show or hide a question dependent on what your user responds with, consider using the Form - Conditional Field macro
Save and test your form
Save and test the form once you've selected the macros that line up with the questions that you want to ask.
Your form will now be ready for users to respond to.
We always recommend testing your form before you send it out, but at this stage, your form is now ready to be shared with your respondents.
To find out how to access your results, look at the guide on interpreting your results.
Keep Track of your Forms
All your forms are listed on one page
Forms for Confluence allows you to keep track of all of your forms on one page; once you've created your first form, a new page will be added to your space, named Forms for Confluence.
You'll also be able to create new forms; this create option will take you to the form wizard and create a new form as a child page of your Forms for Confluence Page.