When you create your first Tally form, you’ll notice that each form consists of building blocks. When you start typing, you automatically create a text block, but there are many more blocks to discover!
/to see the different types of form blocks you can add to your form. You can find an overview of all keyboard shortcuts here.
Create a new formJust start typingSelect, move, and duplicate blocksCreate columnsMake questions required or optionalChoose block optionsCreate a multiple-page formAdd a Thank You pagePreview and publishKeep your progress with auto-saveDiscard unpublished changesUse the command menu to searchRestore deleted forms, workspaces, and submissions
In your Tally dashboard, you’ll find a
+ New formbutton on the top right. Click it to start building your first form.
Give your form a title and hit
enter. You can choose a form template from our gallery, but let’s start from scratch to keep it simple.
To create a form or a survey, you need to insert questions and answers. You can choose from a list of pre-made questions + input blocks. Just click
/questionto see the available options, or use our keyboard shortcuts.
Alternatively, you can add questions by typing
/label, and then choose one of the answer fields from the list of input blocks—just type
Select one or multiple form blocks and drag them to another position or hold
↓↑to move selected blocks around.
To delete blocks, highlight them and hit
backspace. To duplicate them, press
D. You can also click on the dotted icon next to a block and select
To create columns, drag a block to the left or right of another block. To move several blocks at a time, highlight them first and then drag them.
You can also change the width of each block in the column by clicking on the vertical divider and dragging it to either side.
Questions are required by default and marked with a
*to make the question optional or not required. You can also click the
⋮⋮icon left of the question block and toggle the
Rto toggle between required and optional questions.
::on the left of an input block to open block options. Depending on the input block, there are different options available:
- Hide the block
- Make the block required
- Add a default answer
- Duplicate or delete the block
- Set a character limit — minimum or maximum number of characters or choices
- Add images to multiple-choice questions
- Add conditional logic
To create a multiple-page form, insert pages by typing
/page. You can select and drag the page divider anywhere on your form, separating blocks.
To rename the page, click on the default page title and add a new name. Each renamed page title will have an automatically added number at the end to show the page sequence.
A Thank You page is the message your respondents see after they submit a form. Use the toggle next to the last page title to create a custom Thank You page or type
If you don't add a Thank You page, a default one will be shown at the end of your form.
Previewon the top right of the editor to test your form. When you’re ready to share your form, press
Publishto get the sharing link.
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
Publishbutton whenever there are unpublished changes in your form.
To discard unpublished changes and revert your form back to the published version, click the
Kto toggle command menu. Use it in your Tally dashboard to find or create forms and workspaces. In the form builder, the command menu lets you quickly add new pages, go to preview mode, insert blocks, change form design, and more.
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.