How to make check boxes the same size in Forms?

Explorer ,
Oct 01, 2017 Oct 01, 2017

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I have a 10 page form that I am converting to a form in Acrobat . All my checkboxes end up looking different as I have to hand size them.

There has to be a better way!

HELP

Dunc

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Oct 02, 2017 Oct 02, 2017

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Select all checkboxes, right-clic upon any one and choose : Set fields to same size : Both

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Explorer ,
Oct 03, 2017 Oct 03, 2017

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I am working with a form that was on paper before I started working with it.  How can I select all of those check boxes?

Or are you suggesting that I insert check boxes where each printed one is located and then select and size those?

Thanks for your tip JR

Dunc

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Oct 01, 2019 Oct 01, 2019

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It sounds like you already have printed checkboxes in the form. Folks here are talking about the digital checkbox / form field. Position it to cover and hide the printed ones.

 

Once made, you can resize and align two or more form fields to match each other. Select the form fields and use the size/alignment tools in the upper right of Acrobat's form screen.

 

Align and Resize tools in Acrobat.Align and Resize tools in Acrobat.

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New Here ,
Feb 25, 2021 Feb 25, 2021

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When I use the "Match Size" tool, it keeps using the changing the size of the wrong box. I thought it had to do with which box I selected first, but that doesn't seem to change the result. How do I tell the program which box I want to be adjusted and which box is the size I want to use?

 

Thank you!

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Feb 25, 2021 Feb 25, 2021

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It has to do which is created first I belive.

When you select fields, right click on the one you want all others to look like and from menu select 'set field to same size-> both'

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Oct 03, 2017 Oct 03, 2017

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Make form field checkboxes larger than those on the layout and fill them with white color and black stroke to cover the layout.

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Sep 30, 2019 Sep 30, 2019

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Make one check box the size you want it to be.  Then right-click on it and choose the option "Use current properties as new default".  Every check box after that will all be the same size.

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