Adding a List Box to a PDF form

A List Box is a form field that displays a list of possible choices for a user to select from.

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Step 1 - Choose the List Box feature

  • Open the Forms Tab.
  • Click on List Box.

 

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Step 2 - Place the field on your PDF

You will see the outline for the box appear on your document. You can position it wherever you would like.

  • Click anywhere in your file to place the box.
    • Hold down your left mouse button and drag the cursor to resize the field as you place it.

 

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Step 3 - Open your List Box properties

This article will not go into detail for most options, click here for a full list of all form field properties.

  • Switch to Edit Mode.
  • Select the List Box.
  • Click the Properties icon.

 

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Step 4 - Choose Value List Option

  • Open the Values Tab.
  • Click on Set next to Options.

 

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Step 5 - Add Values

You can add values to the list for your users. You can add the public-facing Name and customize the behind-the-scenes Value name.

  • Click ADD.
  • Type your name.
  • Click anywhere else to confirm.
  • Repeat until all values are added.

 

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Step 6 - Edit Public Name and Value Name

The Name column is what your user will see. Under Value you can set a different value name for data purposes.

  • Double-click on the name you want to update.
  • Type into the box.
  • Click anywhere else to confirm.

 

Step 7 - Confirm new value list

  • Click Apply to confirm your new list.

 

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Step 8 - Test the List Box

  • Switch to View Mode.
  • Click on the box.

 

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Bonus Step - Deleting a value

  • Click on the bin icon.

 

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Bonus Step - Deleting a list box

  • Switch into Edit Mode.
  • Right-click on your form field.
  • Select Remove.

 

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