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Acrobat form checkbox with slash

Explorer ,
Oct 08, 2023 Oct 08, 2023

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How can I change the checkbox style in Adobe Acrobat when creating a form? I want a checkbox with 'slash' and not cross. Thanks

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Oct 08, 2023 Oct 08, 2023

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The reason is:

I create a printable learning sheet. The user should be able to mark the wrong words in a sentence with a slash by clicking on them!

For this I just wanted to put a checkbox with 'slash' on corresponding words.

I can also use the 'cross', but the default is a classic strikethrough or forward slash!

Or does anyone have another solution?

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Community Expert ,
Oct 08, 2023 Oct 08, 2023

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You can use the comment tool to strikethrough a word, and then place a button over the word with script to show/hide that strikethrough.

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Oct 12, 2023 Oct 12, 2023

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That's a good idea. 😀

 

How can this script look like!?

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Oct 12, 2023 Oct 12, 2023

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1. Strike-through word with comment tool.
2. Now you need to get that annot name,

    select that comment (if not already selected) and open console (CTRL+J in windows)
    now in console paste this code:
    this.selectedAnnots[0].name;
    and press Enter to get the name, now copy that name and put it into code where it says "Your annot name goes  here".

3. Select 'Prepare form' and add button field, place it over word and set both border and fill color to 'No color' (Transparent)
Go to button properties and select 'Action' tab,
for 'Select trigger' select 'Mouse UP'
for 'Select action' select 'Run a JavaScript' click on 'Add' and paste script inside.

Script:

var annot = this.getAnnot(0, "Your annot name goes here");
annot.hidden = annot.hidden == false ? true : false;

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Oct 13, 2023 Oct 13, 2023

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Thanks a lot for your assistance.

Unfortunately it does not work 😔

 

Where did I go wrong?

 

 

Step 1:  (The template)

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Step 2:  (Add Comment)

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Step 3:  (Add name)

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Step 4:  (Add button)

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JavaScript Debugger shows

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I need your help  🙏🏻

thx

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Community Expert ,
Oct 13, 2023 Oct 13, 2023

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Did you get correct annot name?

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Oct 14, 2023 Oct 14, 2023

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When I press CTRL+J, the JavaScript Debugger window comes up.

 

I give the code:

this.selectedAnnots[0].name;

and when I press enter. But it doesn't happen, just the courser goes to a new line.

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Explorer ,
Oct 14, 2023 Oct 14, 2023

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I thought the name in 'Subject' was the Annot Name!

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Am I wrong about that?

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Oct 14, 2023 Oct 14, 2023

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Before you press CTRL+J make sure comment is selected.

Name should look like this:

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Explorer ,
Oct 15, 2023 Oct 15, 2023

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Thank you for your help.

 

It might be important which comment I take!?

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Explorer ,
Oct 15, 2023 Oct 15, 2023

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Because if I take the comment 'Replace selected text' and select it, it gets a blue frame and when I then press CTRL+J the code still doesn't generate the annot name after pressing the Enter key!

 

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Oct 15, 2023 Oct 15, 2023

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Are you pressing the correct 'Enter' key?

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Oct 24, 2023 Oct 24, 2023

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Wow ... Thank you for your help.

I didn't know there were two different enter keys 😬

 

Now it works exactly as you described 👏🏻

 

You are my hero!

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Nov 12, 2023 Nov 12, 2023

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I need your help again!

 

If the PDF file has two pages then the code will not work for elements on the 2nd page.

Is there another code for this?

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Nov 12, 2023 Nov 12, 2023

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You need to change on which page is annotation, in the script 0 represent first page so if you have annotation on second page change 0 to 1.

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Wow ... you are great!

Thank you very much 🙏🏻

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