I'm looking for a simple way to make forms or survey that save information in spreadsheets or in a database on the local computer. Google forms are great, but they don't work offline. Anybody have ideas for something that could work on Windows? (Not Android as mentioned in this post.)

  • Shall it run on one PC only or does it need to be distributed (e.g. by email) and the results collected back (e.g. as XML file)? Any price? Sep 1, 2016 at 21:32
  • It only needs to run on one PC, the results do not need to be distributed. Free or inexpensive is preferred, I don't think this needs to be a very sophisticated program.
    – ms.d
    Sep 2, 2016 at 6:50

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For a single computer you can use the LibreOffice database Base.

  • Free, gratis & open source
  • Cross Platform, Windows, OS-X & Linux
  • LibreOffice Base provides wizards to help users who are new to database design (or just new to the software) to create tables, queries, forms and reports.
  • Results can be output in a number of formats including pdf.
  • Of course you also get a full office suite as a part of the bundle.
  • Thanks! That's really helpful, I don't know why I didn't think of that. I don't have enough reputation for my upvote to count for you right now, but it's in the system for when my reputation does reach
    – ms.d
    Sep 5, 2016 at 8:49

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