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Problems with XML import to PDF form esp. checkboxes


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I am posting this here because it was suggested to me to do so when I posted it here:


I work with a certain PDF form created by the US government. They recently "upgraded" the form. (N600K)

With the old form, I would import values in an XML file, which worked fine.

With the new form, I have encountered a problem:

The checkboxes behave as if they are ALL one group of radio buttons, which means only one can be selected at a time.

There are quite a few questions with checkbox answers. If I or my xml file select any one if them, the rest get cleared.

I have contacted the US government about this, but surprisingly, they have not responded.

If you are familiar with designing PDF forms and think you might be able to understand my problem and help fix it, i would love to hear from you!

Please email me at gidon.ariel @

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Level 8

Sounds like they've changed the form to make the radio buttons exclusive.


Level 1

Tundra Steve, it sounds like that, that all the checkboxes behave like one

set of radio buttons. But they aren't. They are separate sets of

checkboxes, and while some sets could behave like radio buttons

(male/female, for example), they should really all behave like the

checkboxes that they are, and allow any and all to be selected.

Thanks and God Bless,

Gidon Ariel

cell 054-5665037, home 02-5354586, VoIP 845-445-1604

Israel fax 1532-5354586, USA fax 623-433-4874

Maale Hever, DN Har Hebron 90420 Israel

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