Can't check multiple checkboxes in ID form

Community Beginner ,
Feb 17, 2017 Feb 17, 2017

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I'm trying to create a ID form with 6 checkboxes. Problem is, when I export an interactive pdf, the checkboxes act like radio buttons ie, I can't check more than one box. I did the obvious and made sure each box has a unique name - they do - but I still have an issue. The form also has radio buttons, and those act as expected.

I thought a simple workaround would be to open the pdf in Acrobat DC and just add the checkboxes there. Here's the weird thing, it happens in that program too. Even with different names, the boxes act like radio buttons in Acrobat.

Anyone have a clue what's going on?

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Community Beginner ,
Feb 20, 2017 Feb 20, 2017

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It does seem to be an Acrobat issue, not InDesign. I posted the question in the Acrobat forum so we'll see what happens. I've already spent an hour with tech support and they don't know what's going on.

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Feb 01, 2022 Feb 01, 2022

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This video takes you through the solution!!

There needs to be a non button box behind the checkbox, and they all need to be set to 'on click'

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=joJfbUC1gdI 

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Feb 22, 2022 Feb 22, 2022

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Negative.  This does not resolve the problem at all.  This may be an issue with Acrobat. 

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Feb 22, 2022 Feb 22, 2022

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Hi defaultptpwf5iwnfr3 and joep94083698,

this thread began in Febuary 17, 2017.

 

Now, five years later, what issue do you still see with the current versions of InDesign 2022 and Acrobat Pro DC?

 

We need sample documents to discuss the problems.

 

Thanks,
Uwe Laubender

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