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Let's say we have 5 volumes each having 20 books. I want to submit a request to order:

Volume 1 Books 18 - 20

and then:

Volume 2 Books 1 - 5

Is there an elegant way to do this in Google Forms?

What about more than one copy?

I don't want to:

  1. create a question for each volume

  2. create a grid in case a user wants to uncheck/unclick

If none, please suggest alternatives that still have e-mail notifications or some equivalent (something better than medievally written orders please).

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    No. Not really I'm afraid – marikamitsos Feb 23 '17 at 15:20
  • @marikamitsos Thanks! ^-^ Got any alternatives please? – BCLC Feb 23 '17 at 18:41
  • Nothing "elegant" comes to mind to avoid separate questions for each volume. Neither in Google Forms nor in other systems. Still. There can be different ways of approaching an issue. So I prepared a form for you using the simplest, non-coding, elegant (?) way I could think of. It can be further simplified by merging and/or omitting sections. Please try it out. If the form even remotely helps you out, let me know so I can turn it to an answer. – marikamitsos Feb 25 '17 at 10:00
  • @marikamitsos I don't want people to have to press for example 4 then 2. I think that defeats the purpose of automating. I want people to just open it in their browser select then submit and then that's it (only one thing to submit pls). Thanks anyway – BCLC Feb 25 '17 at 10:50
  • "I want people to just open it in their browser select then submit and then that's it". I don't see how this could be possible. Say one wants to order 5 copies of book 12 of volume 2, another one wishes for 7 copies of books 12 to 20 of volume 3 and a third one craves for books from 3 different volumes. In this case you would need to present an uneasy number of possible combinations/selections. "I think that defeats the purpose of automating". Automated yes. User friendly...? In any case I would also love to see an alternative solution. Please post it if you find one. – marikamitsos Feb 25 '17 at 11:27

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