Create a form

When you create your first Tally form, you’ll notice that a form is a combination of building blocks. When you start typing you’re automatically creating a text block, but there are many more blocks to discover!
Type / to see the different types of form blocks you can add to your form. You can find an overview of all keyboard shortcuts here.


Just start typing

Give your form a title and hit enter . You can choose a pre-made template from our gallery, but let’s start from scratch to keep it simple.
To create a form or a survey you’ll want to insert questions and answers. You can choose from a list of pre-made questions + input blocks. Just click + or type /question to see the available options or use our keyboard shortcuts.
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Alternatively, questions can be also made by inserting a /h3 or /label, and answers can be chosen separately from the list of input blocks. Just type /email for example.
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Select, move and duplicate blocks

Select one or multiple form blocks and drag them to another position or hold cmd/ctrl + shift + ↓↑ to move selected blocks around. To delete blocks, hit backspace, to duplicate them press cmd/ctrl + D .
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Make questions required or optional

Questions are required by default and marked with a *. Click * to make the question optional or not required.
Press cmd/ctrl + shift + R to toggle an input’s required option

Choose block options

Click :: on the left of an input block to open block options. Depending on the input block, there are different options available:
  • Make the block required
  • Duplicate the block
  • Set a character limit: minimum or maximum number of characters or choices
  • Add images to multiple choice questions
  • Add conditional logic and hide or show blocks

Insert pages

To create a multiple-page form, insert pages by typing /page. You can rename a page by clicking the page number.
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Add a Thank You page

A Thank You page is the message your respondents see after they submitted the form. Use the toggle on top of your last page to create a custom Thank You page or type /thank.
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If you don't add a Thank You page, a default one will be shown at the end of your form.

Preview and publish

Click Preview to test your form and Publish it to get the sharing link.

Keep your progress with auto-save

After publishing your first form, you can edit it at any time. Tally automatically saves your changes as you edit — so you won't lose progress if you refresh your browser or close the tab. The next time you open your form in the editor, it will load with your most recent edits.
However, your changes still need to be manually published before they go live. You'll see a blue notification dot next to the Publish button whenever there are unpublished changes in your form.
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Restore deleted forms, workspaces, and submissions

If you ever delete a form, a workspace, or a form submission, you can always restore it — as long as it's been less than 90 days since you've deleted it.
Head to your Tally dashboard and click the 🗑️ icon (in the Product section) to see all your recently deleted items. Click on the arrow to restore any of your deleted content.
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