Need to find out what grub your co-workers prefer for an office potluck? Trying to find out your friends’ preferences on music? For simple data-gathering, building a linked spreadsheet and database can be overkill, and plain ol’ Microsoft Office has a decent set of form-creating and data-gathering tools built in. CNET’s Workers’ Edge blog shows you how to create a form from scratch, distribute it to those you’re polling, and gather all the data in a Comma Separated Value file that’s readable in most any data-management program you choose. The tools used in the guide require Office 2003 or 2007.