Form Publisher can generate multiple types of documents from a single Google form with the help of connected forms.
A connected form is an identical copy of the main Google form on which you configure Form Publisher to set up an additional template.
Because of this, if you need to make changes to the main Google form after creating connected forms, you must do the same changes in the connected forms manually.
As a best practice, always make sure to make changes to the main form and apply them to the connected forms.
Keep the main and connected forms in sync. Always make sure to transfer any changes in the main form to the connected forms too.
Adding and removing questions
If you add a new question or remove one of the questions in the main form, you must do the same on each connected form.
Updating the template on the main form
You only need to update the template you configured on the main Google form in the following two cases.
- To add a new marker for a new question that you added in the form
- To delete a marker for a question that you deleted from the form
Updating the template on the connected forms
Similar to the template on the main form, you only need to update the template on the connected Google forms in the following cases.
- To add a new marker for a new question you added in the form
- To delete a marker for a question you deleted from the form
Changing settings in the main form
If you change an option in the Settings tab of the main form, you must make the same change in the connected forms.
When you first create a connected form in Form Publisher, it is an identical copy of the main form, and that copy includes the options in the Settings tab. It means that any default or non-default options that you selected in the main form are also copied over to the connected form.
For example, if you enabled Restrict to users in the <domain> and its trusted organizations in the main form, the same option is also enabled in the connected form when you create it.
The only exception is the Collect email address option.
If you enable Collect email address on the main form, the option is not copied to the connected form when you create it.
Instead, the Email address question is added to the connected form which makes it possible to collect respondent's email addresses and send the generated documents to the respondents.
Do not enable Collect email addresses in the connected form.