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Using circles instead of check marks

New Here ,
May 13, 2021 May 13, 2021

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I am using Adbobe Acrobat 8.0 Pro and have a form that I've converted over to pdf. I've done all the text fields but this form has several questions that are answered yes or no by "circling" the appropriate answer. Is there a way to use a circle over the yes/no answer without using a check box or does the form have to be redone and eliminate the yes/no answers requiring a circle?

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Adobe Employee ,
May 13, 2021 May 13, 2021

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Hi Wislndixie

 

Hope you are doing well and sorry for the trouble. As described you want to  use the circle instead of check box for marking the answer in the PDF form.

 

If, the check boxes were originally used in the form which you have converted to PDF then please try the following steps and see if that works for you.

 

1. Open the PDF in Adobe Acrobat > Go to Tools > Prepare Form (This will bring the form in editing mode)

2. Remove/delete the check boxes and insert the Radio Button as desired and check

 

Note: Adobe Acrobat 8 is an old and EOL application. For more information please check the help page - https://helpx.adobe.com/acrobat/kb/end-support-acrobat-8-reader.html

 

Regards

Amal

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New Here ,
May 14, 2021 May 14, 2021

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Thank you for your response but that is not the answer I was looking for. Check boxes were not used on the original form only the words Yes or No. The user was to circle with a pen or pencil the correct answer. I tried using the radio button but I can find a way to just use the "circle" of the radio button instead of the radio button filling in the circle. I've tried setting the "fill" color of the button to a transparent color but can find one, so when I use the radio button it hides the words Yes or No.

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Adobe Employee ,
May 18, 2021 May 18, 2021

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Hi there

 

Thanks for explaining the issue in detail. please open the PDF form and go Tools > Fill and sign and use the use the dot option to mark the answers in the form and see if that works for you.

 

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Amal

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Adobe Community Professional ,
May 18, 2021 May 18, 2021

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You can use a button field, put it over word you want to circle and set it's border and fill color to transparent, then in button 'action' tab set Mouse UP event , select 'Run javascript' and use this code:

event.target.borderColor = (color.equal(color.red, event.target.borderColor)) ? color.transparent : color.red;

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New Here ,
May 20, 2021 May 20, 2021

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thank you for your reply. The javascript code worked for the "mouse up" action but when I try to set the border and fill color to transparent I don't see "transparent" as a color option.

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May 20, 2021 May 20, 2021

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Sorry, It's a "No color" option:

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