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Force a single choice between a group of interactive buttons (export interactive PDF)

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Hi All,

 

I'm creating an interactvive PDF from Indesign and I have multiple intstances thoughout the form where I have a group on radio buttons that I want to have only one selection able to be chosen. Like male/female, ethnicity, perfered method of contact, etc...

 

When I export tyhe interactive PDF, all options are selectable.

 

I'm pretty sure most of you will know what I mean but I've attached a screenshot...

 

Can anyone provide a bit insight on how to acomplishg this? Thanks all.

The key to mutual exclusivity in radio buttons is remember this phrase: same name, unique values

 

Using contact as an example, you might have three radio buttons: one for email, one for text, one for snail mail. All three need to have the same name, i.e., contact. Each button needs too have a different value, i.e., email, text, post.

 

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Force a single choice between a group of interactive buttons (export interactive PDF)

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Hi All,

 

I'm creating an interactvive PDF from Indesign and I have multiple intstances thoughout the form where I have a group on radio buttons that I want to have only one selection able to be chosen. Like male/female, ethnicity, perfered method of contact, etc...

 

When I export tyhe interactive PDF, all options are selectable.

 

I'm pretty sure most of you will know what I mean but I've attached a screenshot...

 

Can anyone provide a bit insight on how to acomplishg this? Thanks all.

The key to mutual exclusivity in radio buttons is remember this phrase: same name, unique values

 

Using contact as an example, you might have three radio buttons: one for email, one for text, one for snail mail. All three need to have the same name, i.e., contact. Each button needs too have a different value, i.e., email, text, post.

 

~Barb

 

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The key to mutual exclusivity in radio buttons is remember this phrase: same name, unique values

 

Using contact as an example, you might have three radio buttons: one for email, one for text, one for snail mail. All three need to have the same name, i.e., contact. Each button needs too have a different value, i.e., email, text, post.

 

~Barb

 

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Thios is helpful. Thank you.

 

How do you isolote different sections of choices? So I have a section where you select biological sex. M/F. And then another section on the page where you select and Ancestry. So I select either male or female. But when I select an Ancestry option, the Sex choice toggles off. I need to isolate groups of question/options so a choice doesnt affect and selection in a different section. 

 

I do have the buttons for each named approprietely Biological Sex/Ancestry. But one section still affcts the other.

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The same name, unique values is for each question. 

  • Biological sex gets one name for all the sex options.
  • Ancestry get a different name for the ancestry options.

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