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Multiple Radio Button Groups

New Here ,
Feb 24, 2023 Feb 24, 2023

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I'm afraid to ask based on what I have read about radio button groups. All I want is the most basic functionality that anyone would expect to see happen. I have 3 questions that require a Yes or No answer. I added a set of 2 radio buttons to question 1 and set them to Yes or No, making Yes selected by default. Of course they were automatically created in Group 1.

Now, I need the same thing for question 2 and question 3. But when I create new buttons they get added to Group 1 which does not work. When you go in the Properties you can see the Group 1 with a dropdown but there is no other group in there to select and I cannot for the life of me figure out how to make another group for the buttons for question 2 and then another group for the buttons for question 3. 

People are talking about custom scripts creating fields and all this, I just need some functioning radio buttons. Does anyone have a solution? I saw one article that talked about right clicking and selecting wrap in new group but I don't see that option anywhere. 

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New Here , Feb 24, 2023 Feb 24, 2023

Okie dokie.... I'm answering my own question for anyone else that might need it. I figured it out. 

I had created 2 radio buttons for question 1.

I created 2 new buttons for question 2 which got grouped into Group 1 along with the first 2 buttons.

I selected the 2 new buttons for question 2 and went into Properties and literally changed the name of the group from Group 1 to Group 2 by backing out the "1" and typing in a "2" and hit Enter.

 

Doing that created a new Group (Group 2) and put my new butt

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Feb 24, 2023 Feb 24, 2023

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Okie dokie.... I'm answering my own question for anyone else that might need it. I figured it out. 

I had created 2 radio buttons for question 1.

I created 2 new buttons for question 2 which got grouped into Group 1 along with the first 2 buttons.

I selected the 2 new buttons for question 2 and went into Properties and literally changed the name of the group from Group 1 to Group 2 by backing out the "1" and typing in a "2" and hit Enter.

 

Doing that created a new Group (Group 2) and put my new buttons in that new group. Now they function as they should in their own group.

 

Repeated that process for 2 more button for Group 3.

 

Man.... I can't believe there is nothing I have found on the internet that says how to do this. I just did it out of desperation. 

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Feb 24, 2023 Feb 24, 2023

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Here:

https://www.pdfscripting.com/public/Checkboxes-and-Radio-Buttons.cfm

 

However, it's not like this information is hidden. In fact Acrobat pops up a little window asking you for the group and choice name. All you need to do is enter the new group name. It's right there in front of you. 

Also being burdened with having to go to the properties window and press back space is not horrible. It's pretty standard. 

 

 

 

Thom Parker - Software Developer at PDFScripting
Use the Acrobat JavaScript Reference early and often

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Well, as I said, I already figured it out, so really no need for your comments at all. Furthermore, the little pop up does show you those fields but it doesn't say anythig about editing them, if provides a dropdown to change it. But when there is nothing in there but the one you don't want, it isn't obvious that you edit the name in order to create a new name. And no it isn't horrible if you know what to do, I'm perfectly fine with doing it that way. It just was not obvious that was what was needed. So yeah, it was horrible and burdensome...... until I figured it out.

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