Every form and set starts as a template. You can view all of your form templates and set templates from the dashboard on Deepapplications.com. When you finish creating a template you can make a published copy that can’t be changed. The published forms can then be assigned to users for submission.
Form templates can be created from the dashboard or the Deep Forms add-on but the contents of a form can only be edited from the add-on. You can only create and edit set templates from the set templates dashboard.
Form templates are draft versions of forms that can be edited, connected to documents, and added to sets.
You can also create new form templates from the Deep Forms add-on for Google Docs (see the add-on guide).
To edit the contents of a form template you must use the Deep Forms add-on. If you create a new form template from the dashboard it will be an empty form. Using the Deep Forms add-on you can connect form templates to documents and then edit the contents of the form.
Publishing a form template will make a final copy of the form and connected documents. You can continue to edit the form template but it will not affect any published copies of the form. Published forms can be viewed in the Published dashboard.
A new folder in your Google Drive will be created and connected documents will be copied to it. It is highly recommended that you do not modify these documents because the published forms connected to them can’t be changed. You can safely move these published documents by dragging them to another folder on your drive.
Set templates are used to group together related form templates. When multiple forms are connected to a single document you must put the forms in a set. Sets allow you to generate all the documents connected to the forms in the set at once. Forms do not have to be connected in any way to use sets. You might want sets of related forms to generate their documents together for better organization.
Published sets can be viewed in the Published dashboard.