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December 07, 2022

You can now use images as choices on Microsoft Forms

Microsoft now allows you to use images as answers to Forms. According to the Redmond-based company, the release of the feature has already begun, but the global rollout is expected to begin next month.

Image support for Forms has always been a huge request within the Microsoft community. With this, many teachers, students and others who rely on Forms will be pleased with this new support.

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Source: Microsoft

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Source: Microsoft

According to Microsoft, support for images will be accessible for both forms and quizzes, and there are three available ways to insert them: via bulk import, drag and drop or copy and paste. The first option can handle up to five images at a time, either from a local source or onedrive and Bing Search. The maximum size is up to 5 MP per image and supports Forms on desktop and mobile. For directly inserting images, the latter two ways are ideal. They are simpler and only require simple grabbing of files or screenshots.

“Images are displayed when users create and view the survey at design time, when responders complete the survey or when the owner wants to check details on individual results pages,” explained Yuanquan HU, a senior program manager at Microsoft, in a blog post. “In the rest of other cases (such as the analysis view on the answer tab or data in the Excel worksheet), only text is displayed as representations of these choices.”

Microsoft has also added some options to allow easy customization of images inserted on Forms. In particular, it will allow for image sizing, making it convenient to edit photos immediately without opening another program.

“Last but not least, image resizing is enabled for further customization if needed. In the default state, uploaded images are automatically cropped centered and fit the predefined border,” Hu adds. “If that still doesn’t best fit what you expected, you can zoom in and out to resize the image or drag the images to change the focus through the image editor.”

Prior to the announcement of this image support, Microsoft revealed last week that it has also added a tremendous amount of new themes” for Forms. The options include a wide range of designs that even include themes for Thanksgiving, the Christmas season, New Year’s and more. According to Microsoft, they are all “copy right free” and Forms users can access them by going to theme panel > theme ideas > to see more theme ideas.

Source: mspoweruser

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