Solved

Editing PDF's - Creating Forms with Checkboxes etc.

Posted on 2011-03-03
4
435 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
I have a basic PDF with lots of fields which I have made into a form. Some of these fields have yes/no answers and wanted to know how I convert the basic textfield to a checkbox with a dependency on another field (i.e. if yes ticked automatically un-tick no)
0
Comment
Question by:Lico_w
  • 2
  • 2
4 Comments
 
LVL 44

Accepted Solution

by:
Karl Heinz Kremer earned 500 total points
ID: 35032653
You cannot convert text boxes, you have to add a new field type button, or a group of radio buttons. Which version of Acrobat are you using?
0
 

Author Comment

by:Lico_w
ID: 35034413
Really..? - What a ball ache!

I'm using Acrobat 9
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:Lico_w
ID: 35058373
Graded B as never suggested how I add these additional fields.
0
 
LVL 44

Expert Comment

by:Karl Heinz Kremer
ID: 35058837
Sorry, but it was the weekend, and every now and then I need to take a few days off...

In Acrobat 9, after you open your form, you select "Forms>Add or Edit Fields". This will bring up the form editor. In the upper left corner area, you'll find the "Add New Field" option. Click on that button, and you will see a menu that shows what kind of buttons you can add. When you add a check box, you only get the local checked/unchecked behavior. For something that toggles other buttons, you would need a radio button group.

To add a group of radio buttons (e.g. one for Yes, the other one for No), you would select to add a radio button, and drag it to the page. On the properties popup, you will see a field for the group name, and another field for the value. Change the group name to e.g. Test_YesNo and then click on the "Add another button to the group" link at the bottom of the popup. Change the button value of the second button to No.

To test the new buttons, click on the "Close Form Editing" button in the upper right corner, this will bring up Acrobat's normal document view. You can see how the two radio buttons turn each other off. When the document first opens, none of hte radio buttons is selected. To select one, bring up form editing again, and double-click on one of the buttons. You will see the full properties dialog now. Go to the "Options" tab and select the "Button is checked by default" option.
0

Featured Post

Is Your Active Directory as Secure as You Think?

More than 75% of all records are compromised because of the loss or theft of a privileged credential. Experts have been exploring Active Directory infrastructure to identify key threats and establish best practices for keeping data safe. Attend this month’s webinar to learn more.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Online collaboration can help businesses be more efficient, help employees grow their skills and foster a team environment.
Online collaboration is quickly becoming embedded in the workplace, and its benefits are tangible. See what the current landscape looks like and what the future holds for collaboration tools and the future of work.
The goal of the tutorial is to teach the user what exposure is and how to use the exposure slider. Analyze the photo that you want to edit, then adjust the exposure slider to your liking.
In this sixth video of the Xpdf series, we discuss and demonstrate the PDFtoPNG utility, which converts a multi-page PDF file to separate color, grayscale, or monochrome PNG files, creating one PNG file for each page in the PDF. It does this via a c…

895 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

11 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now