How do I create a bulleted check list and export to PDF with interactive checkboxes?

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Hello all,

 

I created a multi-page checklist and applied a paragaph style with bullets and numbering turned on. I styled the bullet using a character style and chose a web font with a square graphic.

Is there a way to convert these bullets into interactive checkboxes when exporting as an interactive PDF?

I am using InDesign 15.1.3

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Correct answer by Scott Citron | Adobe Community Professional

See my screen shot. In my sample I pasted in simple boxes at the beginning of each line. Next, I selected each box and chose Type > Check Box from InDesign's Buttons and Forms panel. Finally, export as PDF Interactive. The check boxes with display check marks when clicked. 

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How do I create a bulleted check list and export to PDF with interactive checkboxes?

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Hello all,

 

I created a multi-page checklist and applied a paragaph style with bullets and numbering turned on. I styled the bullet using a character style and chose a web font with a square graphic.

Is there a way to convert these bullets into interactive checkboxes when exporting as an interactive PDF?

I am using InDesign 15.1.3

(See sample image below)

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Correct answer by Scott Citron | Adobe Community Professional

See my screen shot. In my sample I pasted in simple boxes at the beginning of each line. Next, I selected each box and chose Type > Check Box from InDesign's Buttons and Forms panel. Finally, export as PDF Interactive. The check boxes with display check marks when clicked. 

Screen Shot 2020-11-25 at 11.37.48 PM.png

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See my screen shot. In my sample I pasted in simple boxes at the beginning of each line. Next, I selected each box and chose Type > Check Box from InDesign's Buttons and Forms panel. Finally, export as PDF Interactive. The check boxes with display check marks when clicked. 

Screen Shot 2020-11-25 at 11.37.48 PM.png

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Scott,


Thanks for reminding me of this method. 

Question, my box is touching the text following it, where do I find the settings to give the box some breathing space? 

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look in the "insert white space" section for what you want to use:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TYakJqd2C_c

 

Learn how to keep separate words together in InDesign by replacing the space between them with a nonbreaking space.0:00 - How to Insert a Nonbreaking SpaceA ...

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Ah yes, so simple. I knew I was overthinking this.

 

Thank you so much!

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