So I have made a form for a project. I got some responses, but now I want to translate the whole form into English. The problem is that if I try to edit the choices, the responses stay the same, in the original language. I know this may be a precaution against fake form results, but is there any way to edit the choices and keep the responses linked to that choice?

For example: I have a question with 2 choices, "Da/Nu". I want to change them to "Yes/No", but if I do, the responses remain the same and the only thing that changes is that "Yes" and "No" become new choices with no results associated to them. How can I edit the form so after translating the text, the only 2 options will be "Yes" and "No", with the same results as "Da/Nu" had?


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This is probably easiest to do in a form responses spreadsheet. If you do not have a form responses spreadsheet, click More ︙ > Select response destination > Create a new spreadsheet.

In the form responses spreadsheet, you will see a tab named 'Form Responses 1' or similar. Choose Insert > New sheet, and put this formula in cell A1 of the new sheet:

    'Form Responses 1'!A1:Z = "Da", "Yes", 
    'Form Responses 1'!A1:Z = "Nu", "No", 
    true, 'Form Responses 1'!A1:Z 

The new sheet will update dynamically, and will replace all Das with Yeses.

  • I don't quite understand what you mean. Does this change the responses in the graphs too? And where exactly is the insert option, do you meant the "View in Sheets" button?
    – Shibe
    Commented Oct 16, 2021 at 15:47
  • The answer assumed that you already had a form responses spreadsheet. Edited the answer. The summaries shown in the form at Responses > Summary will not change, but you can create your own charts in the spreadsheet with Insert > Chart. Commented Oct 16, 2021 at 15:55

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