How to edit the checkbox in adobe 8 pro

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How to edit the checkbox in adobe 8 pro
How to Edit the Checkbox in Adobe 8 Pro (Ravi Tahilramani/Photodisc/Getty Images)

Using Adobe Acrobat 8 Professional, you can create and edit electronically fillable forms. Common features within forms, checkboxes allow users to select an item within a form. Adobe provides several ways to customise the appearance of the check boxes so that they will match your form's design. If you use Acrobat on Windows, Adobe has also included LiveCycle Designer as a form-editing supplement to Acrobat Professional.

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  • Form file with checkboxes in Adobe Acrobat 8 Professional format

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Instructions

    Edit Checkbox using Acrobat

  1. 1

    Open the form in Adobe Acrobat 8 Professional. If the form is not an interactive form, select "Create New Form" from the "Forms" menu and complete the wizard to convert the document to an interactive form. Once the form is an interactive form, select "Edit Form in Acrobat" in the "Forms" menu.

  2. 2

    Double-click on the checkbox that you want to edit. Select the "Field" tab in the "Object" panel. Make sure that "Check Box" is selected in the "Type" drop-down menu.

  3. 3

    Type a name for the check box in the "Name" box. The name only distinguishes the check box from other check boxes; it does not appear in the document. Type a description in the "Tooltip" box; the description will appear when the mouse hovers over the checkbox.

  4. 4

    Select the "Appearance" tab. Change the border colour, line thickness, fill colour and line style for the check box. Then, specify the font and size for the text in the check box.

  5. 5

    Select the "Options" tab. Select how the check will appear from the "Check Box Style" drop-down menu: Check, Circle, Diamond, Cross, Square or Circle.

    Edit Checkbox using LiveCycle Designer

  1. 1

    Open the form in Adobe Acrobat 8 Professional. If the form is not an electronic form, select "Create New Form" from the "Forms" menu. If the form is already an electronic form, select "Edit Form in Designer" in the "Forms" menu to open the form in Adobe LiveCycle Designer.

  2. 2

    Click on the check box that you want to edit. Select the "Field" tab in the "Object" panel. Make sure that "Check Box" is selected in the "Type" drop-down menu. Type what you want to appear next to the check box in the "Caption" box.

  3. 3

    Select how you want the checkbox to appear in the "Appearance" box. The standard options include None, Solid Square, Sunken Square, Solid Circle or Sunken Circle. You can also create your own check box appearance: Select "Custom" from the drop-down menu. Select the appearance and colour from the drop-down menus for each corner of the box. Then, specify the corner radius and the background fill options.

  4. 4

    Specify the size of the checkbox in the "Size" box. Select how the check will appear from the "Check Style" drop-down menu: Check, Circle, Diamond, Cross, Square or Circle.

  5. 5

    Click on the "Layout" panel. Enter the left and top starting positions for the check box and its caption in the X: and Y: box. Then, specify the size of the bounding box in the Width and Height box. Select the position for the caption from the "Position" drop-down menu.

  6. 6

    Click on the "Border" panel. Select the checkbox bounding box border type and colour from the drop-down menus. Then, specify the corner and background fills.

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