Creating a New Form

You can create a new form in four different ways. When you click on the New button, your options are:

  1. Build from scratch
    To create a new form from scratch, you can input project details and clik Create Project.

  2. Use a template
    To use a template, you need to first go to Library and create one.

  3. Upload an XLSForm
    Import an existing form from an external file in the XLSForm format, for example when sharing form drafts between colleagues.

  4. Import an XLSForm via URL
    Enter a valid XLSForm URL to import an existing form. For instructions, visit Importing an XLSForm via URL.


The Project List View shows all of the projects that have been created in, and shared with your account. To open a project, just click on its title. In this view, you can also organize your projects (add project tags, archive, or delete), download a project’s form, or clone the form to use in a new project.


Downloads are possible in two different formats:

  1. XLS
    Allowing you to share it with others through the XLSForm format, or edit it in a spreadsheet program such as Excel.

  2. XML
    Allowing you to manually copy it to an Android device running KoBoCollect (not recommended - only for advanced users).