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Simple (I hope) Combo/list box question

Apr 17, 2012 11:02 AM

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I am using Acrobat Pro 9, I have a combo list that allows a person to choose male or female.  I want the default to be blank so that if they don't have a dependent it isn't showing male or female. It doesn't allow me when I go to properties, any suggestions?  I do not work with script at all so that's not an option for me.

 

Thank you!!!

 
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    Apr 17, 2012 11:07 AM   in reply to heastlund

    This might not be the absolutely best answer, but I was just able to game the properties by adding an option that is only a space...as in one click on the space bar. Then I made that the default.

     

    I'd be interested to know if there's a better way to do what you're after, but I think this one works.

     
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    Apr 17, 2012 12:11 PM   in reply to heastlund

    Something else to consider: use radio-buttons instead of a drop-down.

     
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    Apr 19, 2012 9:54 AM   in reply to heastlund

    Radio-buttons indeed can't be "unselected", unless you reset them.

     
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  • George Johnson
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    Apr 19, 2012 10:39 AM   in reply to heastlund

    Instead of radio buttons, use check boxes. Give each in the group the same name but different export values. You will then be able to deselect so that none in the group are selected.

     
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