1. Configure submission edition handling
If you want response editing to replace generated files instead of creating new copies, under Form submission edit:
- Select Enable response editing
Enable this option to let the submitter edit his response after submitting the form.
- Select Replace existing files on edit
Enable this option if you want response editing to replace generated files instead of creating new copies.
Then, click Next to continue your Form Publisher configuration or Save.
2. Add your recipients to the sharing list (optional)
To let the recipients edit their responses, we recommend sending them email notifications that contain a link to the edition form.
To do so, select Collect email addresses in the Google Form settings.
After selecting the option, Form respondent will automatically appear in your Form Publisher sharing list. Make sure Notify form respondent is checked.
Tips: If you want, you can also add the marker <<Link to edit>> in your template.
This marker will generate a link under “Click here to edit your response” that will allow the recipient to edit his response after his submission.
Submit the form.
A message appears saying that the response has been recorded.
From there, you can either:
- Edit the response from the Google Form interface.
- Edit the response from the email sent (if you have enabled form respondent option).
- Or, edit the response from the generated link: "Click here to edit your response" (if you have added the marker <<Link to edit>> in your template).
This option is possible only if you have previously added the marker <<Link to edit>> in your template.
Important note: If you disable the Edit after submit option in your Google Form, all the editable links in your generated files will give access to the following message:
In our example, we updated the response by changing the office location from Paris to Atlanta.
The response inside the template is automatically updated.
If you check your Google Drive folder, you'll see that your generated file has been replaced.