I have a Google Form with a checkbox question and I can see from the responses summary that two respondents have ticked 'Other'.

But, I can't see what they have typed, even in the responses spreadsheet.

Where can I see what they have entered?

  • I didn't test it because I didn't want to skew the results, but it looks like you are right. It just appears as a comma-separated value, without Other and if it is blank, it doesn't even put in the comma separator.
    – Jayen
    Commented Jul 17, 2014 at 23:26
  • @Jayen please have a look at an updated/enhanced answer on how the "other" field works. Commented May 15, 2016 at 18:34

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No you can't, because Forms doesn't require a user to enter a value for Other, so your respondents most likely didn't enter one.

NB I just submitted a response that doesn't have a value, and a second response that does. I believe you will see two responses, and will be able to see the "this is an Other value" text for the second one.

I cannot see any way to make Forms insist that text is entered in the other text-box.

  • Please have a look at a recent answer of mine. Commented May 14, 2016 at 15:02

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