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Finding and Using Question Descriptions in Payable Forms

Inside Google Forms, there is an option for most question types to add a Description.

It is relatively hidden, so this article shows you how to find the option and add it to your questions.

Descriptions work great to keep long text out of your Titles while letting you explain what type of answer you might be looking for. Long question Titles can clutter up your Google Sheet, so taking longer parts of your Title and adding that content to the Description instead is a good practice.

Description Step 1

Description Step 2 & 3

Payable Forms do not look for money amounts in the Descriptions fields, whereas in the question title and the question body, we do.

If you find Payable Forms is calculating a money amount that does not match what you were expecting, it could be because you have added money amounts or additional numbers in the Title or a Question option. To avoid situations where you do not want Payable to add amounts to the order, using the description works great because Payable Forms will ignore any money amounts in the description (as in the sample above).

Updated on: 20/10/2022

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