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Lesson 14. Creating PDF Forms > Adding radio buttons

Adding radio buttons

Next you will add radio buttons to allow users to indicate how they learned about the company.

1.
From the Advanced Editing toolbar, select the Radio Button Tool ().

2.
Position your cursor to the left of the word Referral. Click and drag downward and to the right to create a small radio button. The radio button should be approximately the same height as the letter R in the word Referral. The Radio Button Properties window opens after you finish drawing the button.

3.
Choose the General tab of the Radio Button Properties dialog box, and for Name, enter Learned About Us From and for Tooltip, enter Tell us how you learned about BoomToonz. Leave the other settings in this tab unchanged, and keep the Radio Button Properties window open.

4.
Choose the Appearance tab and set the following:

  • For Border Color, click on the swatch to the right and choose Black.

  • For Fill Color, click on the swatch to the right and choose White.

  • From the Line Thickness drop-down menu, choose Thin.

  • From the Line Style drop-down menu, choose Inset.

Leave the other settings unchanged, and keep the window open.

5.
Choose the Options tab and for Button Style, choose Circle. For Export Value, type Referral. Leave the other settings unchanged, and click the Close button to close the window.

6.
Using the Radio Button tool (), select the radio button you created in the previous steps. Hold down Ctrl (Windows) or Option (Mac OS), and drag the button to the right. While continuing to hold down the Ctrl or Option key, also press the Shift key while dragging the field to the right. Place the copy of the radio button to the left of the words Internet Search.

Using the Shift key along with either the Ctrl (Windows) or Option (Mac OS) you can duplicate form fields and have the duplicated fields remain in alignment with the original fields. The Shift key constrains movement to keep the copy positioned on the same vertical or horizontal path as the original.



Note

It may be helpful to increase the magnification of the radio button before duplicating. Use either the Zoom In tool or Ctrl + (Windows) or Command + (Mac OS).

7.
Repeating the process in step 6, duplicate the original radio button and place the duplicated button adjacent to the word “Other.”

8.
Continuing to use the radio button tool, right-click (Windows) or Ctrl-click (Mac OS) on the radio button adjacent to the words “Internet Search.” Choose Properties from the contextual menu and the Radio Button Properties window opens. Choose the Options tab and for Export Value, type Internet Search. Leave the other settings unchanged, and click the Close button to close the window.

9.
Repeating the process in step 8, right-click (Windows) or Ctrl-click (Mac OS) on the radio button adjacent to the word “Other,” and choose Properties. In the Radio Button Properties window, choose the Options tab and for Export Value, type Other. Leave the other settings unchanged, and click the Close button to close the window.


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