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Add Radio Buttons to Documents
Radio buttons enable users to make a single choice from several options, such as in answers to multiple choice questions:
Figure 1. Example Radio Buttons
The functionality of PDF-XChange Editor enables a wide range of dynamic customization for radio buttons, as detailed below. Click the dropdowns for further information:
1. Click Edit Form, then click the Radio Button icon in the Form Toolbar (these locations are highlighted in the image below). A blue square will be displayed at the location of the pointer. This square represents the radio button:
Figure 2. Active Radio Button Tool
2. Move the square to the desired location and then click to add the radio button to the document. (Use the editing aids detailed here to assist in the precise placement of radio buttons). Added radio buttons appear as detailed below:
Figure 3. Added Radio Buttons
•Click and drag the yellow control points to resize radio buttons.
•Use the options in the Properties Toolbar to determine the style and appearance of radio buttons:
•Fill Color determines the color used to fill radio buttons.
•Stroke Color determines the border color of radio buttons.
•Border Style determines the style of radio button borders.
•Border Width determines the width of radio button borders.
•Text Color determines the color of the mark when radio buttons are selected.
•Properties launches the Radio Button Properties pane, which enables the customization of additional elements of radio buttons.
The following example will detail how to create a radio button list of countries:
1. Click Edit Form, then click the Radio Button and Keep Mode icons in the Form Toolbar (these locations are highlighted in the image below):
Figure 6. Radio Button Creation Tool
2. Press Ctrl+# to enable the grid in order to assist in the accurate placement of radio buttons, then click to place radio buttons in the document:
Figure 7. Adding Radio Buttons
The next step is to add text labels for the radio buttons:
3. Click Add, then click Add Text:
Figure 8. Comment Toolbar, Text Box Tool Selected
4. Click to add text, then enter the names of the desired countries in the boxes:
Figure 9. Added Text Box Labels
7. Press Ctrl+# to disable the grid. The radio button list is then complete. Click Standard, then click the Hand Tool to select radio buttons
Figure 10. Completed Radio Button List