Radio buttons would be OK, but some fields have different weights. It was different from what the judges had used before. But I still need to do calculations on the numbers added so that judges can see their totals before submitting.
The problem with google forms was that it was limited to 1-10 points, there was no way to add the numbers to show a final score, and the form could not be password protected.
It seems there should be some way to use the pricing fields, but I cannot figure it out.
HI Ellen. With radio buttons, you can check the box “show values” and then assign a unique number (weight) to each radio button selection. Your visible choices to the user would be 1 to 10, but then you might have a different actual value for each of those selections.
The values need to be unique, or it won’t work. If you have several choices which are weighted the same (for example, if 1, 2 and 3 are all worth 5 points) you need to use unique values that will still add up correctly. For my example with the values needing to be 5, you could do this:
Those will all add up as 5 when you are rounding to whole numbers.
Does that approach work for you? If so, the next step will be to add a number field to the form, enable the calculation, then create the calculation which is the sum of all your fields in the form. It would be all the merge tags, added together (you need to add the merge tags manually.) If your scoring fields were 5 through 14 (like name and other information is collected first in the form), this would be your calculation: