July 30th, 2010

Open ‘View only’ shared google doc form

Yesterday, my boss shared a Google doc spreadsheet form with view permission only and I got disabled Form, Tools, Insert, Format menu options. How can I see the form UI? It is good and interesting object for me to see the form UI of spreadsheet.


I have just got a way to open it. I have created a sample for this article. I have created a form and shared it on another account with view permission only.

google doc view shared

Now, I get Form, Tools, Insert, Format menu options disabled on another account.

google doc view shared

Go to View menu -> Pagesource and search for ‘formkey’. You will get an ID, Copy it.

google doc shared view

Replace “<Copied formkey>” to copied formkey in the following url and open it in browser

https://spreadsheets.google.com/viewform?formkey=<Copied formkey>

You will get the form.

google doc shared

Enjoy it.