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asked 2017-10-31 16:00:41 +0100

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Hi, I need to create, inside a pdf form, a checkbox in readonly mode.

At the moment I found the "Read only" option only on text fields. Is there any way to accomplish it?

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answered 2017-10-31 18:59:48 +0100

pierre-yves samyn gravatar image


In a case like this I would use InsertSpecial Character. For example, the OpenSymbol font includes different usable characters

HTH - Regards

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Unfortunately this is not better solution in my case. I need a real checkbox that because it can be filled by my application but after that it need to be readonly and user cannot check/uncheck it.

Thank you

DarioSys gravatar imageDarioSys ( 2017-11-02 08:41:19 +0100 )edit

@DarioSys - if it is driven by an application, you can differentiate what is displayed from the mechanism of the fields. E.g. you can have a check box whose state is modified by your program, and a special character displayed to the user depending on the state of the box. Sections can be displayed/ hidden depending on the contents of a variable.


pierre-yves samyn gravatar imagepierre-yves samyn ( 2017-11-03 08:34:44 +0100 )edit

Thank you for the reply. I have not the possibility of replace or compose the pdf but only to fill the fields based on fields values.

DarioSys gravatar imageDarioSys ( 2017-11-06 14:45:19 +0100 )edit
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