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Aug 05, 2020

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Hi all,

 

I've made some editable forms (in Adobe PRO DC) - all going super well EXCEPT ...  I have a page with multiple check boxes (have these experienced this that or the other health condition - as part of a registration form) but when I email it to myself to check it, all the boxes are already checked.

I right-clicked the properties & notice there is a check box you can select if you WANT them all to be ticked already, but I definitely don't have this ticked.  I also ticked 'locked' in that box, but they are still all ticked.

Is it something to do with a checkbox earlier being selected that automatically selects all these?

Any help would be gratefully received.

Many thanks,

Caro

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Check boxes within an editable PDF

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Hi all,

 

I've made some editable forms (in Adobe PRO DC) - all going super well EXCEPT ...  I have a page with multiple check boxes (have these experienced this that or the other health condition - as part of a registration form) but when I email it to myself to check it, all the boxes are already checked.

I right-clicked the properties & notice there is a check box you can select if you WANT them all to be ticked already, but I definitely don't have this ticked.  I also ticked 'locked' in that box, but they are still all ticked.

Is it something to do with a checkbox earlier being selected that automatically selects all these?

Any help would be gratefully received.

Many thanks,

Caro

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What app does you use to view the form?

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Aug 05, 2020

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Hi Bernd,

 

Well I had emailed it to myself - when I clicked it, it automatically opened in Adobe PRO DC - but I just tried again, after shutting that down.  It opens in Adobe Reader.

 

Cheers,

Caro

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Aug 06, 2020

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Can you share the form?

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Aug 06, 2020

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Hi again - sorry we may be on different time zones.  It's just after 9am here.

But sure - happy to share my form (interim branding) - I'm studying Functional Nutrition & we had to create brands & then personalise some of the forms from the College.

BUT ... I can't see how to attach it on this forum?  Only attach a link.

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Aug 06, 2020

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I just put it in to dropbox - here's the link.  https://www.dropbox.com/s/b7du3s2l3o9croe/The%20Wellness%20Depot%20-%20Registration%20Form%20FILL%20...

 

Also on the medications page it's annoying how it chopped off the right hand border of the table.

It was well within the page borders - but I'm guessing if you need to make changes to the original file, you have to start the whole PDF form again.  For instance, I'm going to have a finalised logo so I'll need to swap that out.

Anyway at least I know how to do it now - but filling in all the titles for those check boxes was a bit cumbersome.

 

Cheers in advance,

Caro 😁

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I have reset the form, email it to myself, the checkboxes in the received file are not checked.

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Aug 13, 2020

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Hi Bernd,

 

I'm so sorry - I didn't see a notification that you had responded again.

How did you "reset the form" as it still looks exactly the same for me.

 

Cheers,

Caro

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Aug 14, 2020

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In Tools > Prepare Form at the More dropdown:

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Aug 18, 2020

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Beautiful.  I'll give this a go, & am sure it will work.

Thanks so much for your support & patience.

Much appreciated,

Caro 😁 🙏🏼

 

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