How to Add and Use the “Other” Option in Your Forms


In this short video, you will be shown how to add the option “other” in your Select questions, while providing space to specify the answer.

At the end of this video you will see how to specify the “other” answer once the form has reached the device of choice.

You may be wondering What This Means For You … Read On!

By utilizing this feature, you will be able to gather information that is more specific.

Recording information is usually the main purpose of forms. By adding this “other” option as shown in the video, recording and collecting individual answers is easy and quick to do.

Summary of the Steps in the Video:

Here is a summary of the steps shown in the video from where you add the “Select” question.

  1. Add “Select” Question
  2. Type in Question
  3. Click “Options”
  4. Type Answer
  5. Click “Add Option”
  6. Type Answer
  7. Repeat as Necessary
  8. Click “Add Option”
  9. Type “Other”
  10. Click “Ok”
  11. Add “Free Text” Question
  12. Title it “Other”
  13. Check “Show Advanced”
  14. Change “Always” in “Visible” Box to “Only When”
  15. Click “Set Rule”
  16. Choose “Select” Question
  17. Change “Has a Value” to “Equals”
  18. Select “Other”
  19. Click “Save”
  20. Save & Exit

After you’ve done that, the form will be sent automatically to the devices that are linked to your account.

The following is a summary of the steps once a device has received the form.

  1. Open Device Magic Forms App
  2. Wait for List to Refresh
  3. Open the Form
  4. Fill Out Form
  5. Select “Other” Option in “Select” Question
  6. Type Specific “Other” Answer in Space Provided
  7. Click Submit

Once the form has been submitted, it will appear on the account’s form entries page like this:

Submissions Page

If you have any queries, please contact our support.

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