How to copy and update a Google Doc from a response submitted in Google Forms is an automation tool that lets you automate actions across Google Docs, Google Forms, and many other apps. In this guide, we'll show you how to use to automatically run the Google DocsCopy doc & fill in {{placeholders}}” action for each Google FormsForm response submitted” event.
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Set the Google Forms trigger as "Form response submitted"

Every playbook starts with a trigger. The trigger detects changes in your connected apps and runs your playbook in response.

Click "Add trigger" and select "Form response submitted" under Google Forms. Then, select the form. This will allow your playbook to automatically detect each newly submitted form response in Google Forms and initiate necessary actions.

If this is your first time using a Google Forms integration in, a prompt will guide you through the connection process.


Add the "Copy doc & fill in {{placeholders}}" in Google Docs automation

Integrate the Google Docs automation into your playbook to ensure the prompt duplicate and update of the specific document whenever a new form response is received in Google Forms.

Click the "Add step" button, then locate the "Copy doc & fill in {{placeholders}}" automation for Google Docs and input the mandatory and relevant details.

If your Google Docs account isn't already connected to, you will be prompted to complete that connection. Make sure to allow the necessary permissions for to sync with your Google Docs account.


Activate your playbook

Activating your playbook is the final step to automate copying and updating the specific Google Docs. Once turned on, it will respond to each form response submitted in Google Forms by copying and updating the specific Google Docs without manual intervention.

To enable your playbook, click the toggle button located in the header. It is advisable to perform a test run of your playbook beforehand to ensure all steps work seamlessly together and reminders are being sent correctly.

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