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why do all checkboxes in pdf check when one is clicked?

New Here ,
Mar 08, 2018 Mar 08, 2018

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hello there, I bet there is a simple solution to this but I just can't figure it out and have not found it in the forum

all checkboxes in my pdf form check unbidden when clicking on one

- I copy pasted a row of checkboxes to make aligning easier, checkboxes have an individual number each, so same field names are not the issue.

(I need multiple checkboxes with the possibility to check all the ones applying.

No frills, don't need to hide anything, no 'uncheck x if y is checked'...

Read something about export value in the forum but cannot find any such thing in the properties, please advise!

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Adobe Community Professional , Mar 08, 2018 Mar 08, 2018
The only way that would happen is if they all have the same name. A #0 , #1, etc at the end of the name in the field listing does not mean the fields have different names. In fact it means they do have the same name, and are all the same field. You need to change the field names manually.

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Mar 08, 2018 Mar 08, 2018

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The only way that would happen is if they all have the same name. A #0 , #1, etc at the end of the name in the field listing does not mean the fields have different names. In fact it means they do have the same name, and are all the same field. You need to change the field names manually.

Thom Parker - Software Developer at PDFScripting
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Dec 02, 2018 Dec 02, 2018

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Is there a way to accept the # easily

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New Here ,
Aug 25, 2021 Aug 25, 2021

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Hi, I am trying to fill in a form and what is happening is there is 8 check boxes, individual, corp, partner...etc... When I click on the first box all the boxes x off?  Since this is a tax form that we cannot write on, it must be filled in online I don't know how to correct it?  It happens in every section of the form. Also when I am trying to put in the state field "FL" it comes up blank?

 

Thanks 

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Aug 25, 2021 Aug 25, 2021

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Report the issue to the authors of the form.

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Dec 20, 2019 Dec 20, 2019

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This is great! I was having the same issue and this totally solved it! Thanks!

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