Radio buttons - wrong size and appearance in exported Interactive PDF

Explorer ,
May 19, 2021 May 19, 2021

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Using the existing button library, I have added some interactive radio buttons to a form I am designing. The intent is to export to an Interactive PDF. In InDesign, the button size/appearance seems fine, but in the exported PDF, they look way too large and strange. What sort of thing might be causing this?

 

Here's a comparison of what I see in ID, vs. what's in the PDF:
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Adobe Community Professional ,
May 24, 2021 May 24, 2021

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I don't think you can resize the radio buttons that way - you'd have to make that change in Acrobat afterwards. I'm not 100% sure on this one - but it seems like radio buttons have to be a certain size in Acrobat. I could be wrong, it's a long time since I used them.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
May 24, 2021 May 24, 2021

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Couple of questions. I may be missing something here, but what is the small gray circle to the lower right side of your radio buttons in InDesign?  There should be a circle inside the radio buttons, I think (Assuming Show Frame Edges in on). Also, it appears you are using a table? If so, are the buttons anchored in each cell or just sitting on top? I am unable to reproduce this problem. Can you post a snippet from the ID file?

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New Here ,
Jan 25, 2022 Jan 25, 2022

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I have the exact same issue. It's driving me mad I spent hours creating a form with tons of radio buttons and I just cannot find the issue.

If the author has any clue how to fix I'd appreciate an update to this

 

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when I select them the bounding box indicates that they are enlarged

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then in the export it looks like this 😞

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Half a days work lost I assume. Will have to re-do the form and redo 200 radio buttons.

 

 

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jan 25, 2022 Jan 25, 2022

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Fix them in Acrobat. Change one select them all and choose match size in the forms tools panel. Then you can use the align and distribute functions. Shouldn't take long.

 

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Jan 25, 2022 Jan 25, 2022

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Amanada said: "…when I select them the bounding box indicates that they are enlarged"

 

Not necessarily.

Check all other states of the object.

 

Regards,
Uwe Laubender

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