# Forms

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## Simple calculation script

### May 23, 2012 5:53 PM

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Hi there, I never used Forms this deep so here's my simple question.

I have 5 tick boxes (option A to E), each representing a different money value.

You can only tick 1 of these 5 options.

Then I have a field for amount, i.e. how many times option A, B, C, D or E.

The last field is for the total sum.

Now how do I set this up? I've been messing around but couldn't get it to work.

TIA

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May 24, 2012 7:19 AM   in reply to motiondude

If you have 5 check boxes and only 1 can be selected,  then the total times any one check box can be selected is 1 or 0 and the total selected can only be 1 or 0,

Do you have multiple rows of 5 check boxes?

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May 27, 2012 7:32 AM   in reply to motiondude

How are you determining your quantities from a single row of check boxes?

Can you link to a sample form?

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May 27, 2012 9:17 AM   in reply to motiondude

There is no tick box in Acrobat forms. You can use either a check box or radio button. There have a lot of similarities except radio buttons once selected always need one selected while one can remove the selection form a check box.

You need to  create 5 check box or radio button fields all with the same name. Then for each individual check box or radio button change the selection value to the numeric amount of the selection.Do not use any currency symbols and use a ".' for the decimal point.

You can then use the "Field is the ____ or the following fields:" to perform the calculation for the total sum by selecting the field name for the check box or radio button and the Attendees field names.

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