Using your SkyDrive account, you can create a free survey that anyone can fill out online. After people fill out your form and click the submit button the data automatically populates to your Excel spreadsheet. Data lovers-this sounds cool doesn’t it! Well this is a new feature that I had to demo. Let me show you how it works. First you need to log on to your SkyDrive account. SkyDrive is operated by Microsoft and comes along with 7GB of free online storage. You can take my survey by clicking Steve’s survey if you want to see it before I explain how to create it.
Click Create–>Excel Survey
Name the survey
From the Home tab click Survey–>New Survey
Enter a title for your survey
Click “Enter your first question here” and fill out your question with the correct response type
Data types can be the following choices:
- Paragraph Text
An example of one of my questions below
After review click “Share Survey”
Click “Create” to get a link
Email the link, tweet it, blog it, post it on a webpage to your audience. Links can be short or long. Copy and paste the link anywhere you want.
Example of filling out the survey in Firefox browser
The question and answer structure
Would you like to take my survey? If so you could click on the long link:
Or if it suits you click the short link: