I am trying to create a fillable form. The program created many text boxes where I want check boxes. Is there an easy way to convert many fields to a different type? I found this 2010 answer. Is there a source for the script or another answer that is free of charge?
Elsewhere you would find what to do when changing field types (read out the original field's properties, delete the field, create a new field with the according properties). It is pretty simple and straightforward.
OTOH, you ran into the issues of "automatic field recognition", a pretty good algorithm, but it very often creates not what you want, and fixing it will take longer than adding the fields manually to begin with.
In the 2010 conversation, there was a tool developed that would change all the fields in one step. I was hoping for an easy answer rather than having to delete all the created text fields and insert check boxes manually.
Well, I don't think I do reveal a secret, but that's essentially what that tool does. You asked for something free of charge; you got something free of charge. It is now your decision whether your time (to create such a tool yourself) is worth more or less than what try67's tool costs.
It's as simple as that…
Lucy Blair was searching for a sensible and free of charge way of changing field type, what she found is a for-sale tool that changes the field type on ALL fields in an entire form (or page).
NOT was she was looking for:
1) it doesn't do what she asks
2) is not free of charge
And we are all still stuck with the same problem...
You can create your own tool.
Many of us forgo the "wizard" because there is just to many corrections that need to be made to get to the working form that includes calculations.
Best money ever spent. Saved HOURS of time.