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Converting Radio to Checkbox

Jul 26, 2010 10:24 PM

If I use the Form Field Recognition tools to create a form and it creates several Radio Buttons, is there a simple way to convert them to Checkboxes or do I have to delete and redraw manually?  Thanks.

 
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    Jul 27, 2010 3:29 AM   in reply to David A Rogers

    Select all the radiobuttons and go to the <Option> tab in the Properties box and set the "Button Style" to "Check".


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    Jul 28, 2010 2:12 AM   in reply to David A Rogers

    Well, you're right that the functionality is different and that this solution is a fake workaround.

     

    If you have a lot of fields, I guess the fastest way to do it, is to optimize you parent document for Form Field Detection before you export to pdf.

     

    This might be of help:

    http://www.acrobatusers.com/tutorials/designing-forms-auto-field-detec tion-adobe-acrobat

     

    Maybe someone else in this forum will provide you with a better solution.

     

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    Aug 5, 2010 9:52 AM   in reply to David A Rogers

    Give each button the exact same name. Then for each button, go into its Properties, and under the Options tab, choose "check" for button style, and then assign a unique Export Value to each. For example, if you had three checkboxes for the choices "red," "white," and "blue," then you would give the export value of "red" to the first checkbox, "white" to the second," and "blue" to the third. This will make them function as mutually exclusive radio buttons.

     
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