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macro for checkbox in writer

asked 2020-08-26 18:52:49 +0200

bobde gravatar image

updated 2021-05-25 10:19:45 +0200

Alex Kemp gravatar image

I trying to create a ballot form for a local club using Writer. The form has 5 questions with 10 check boxes on it ... agree or disagree ... I trying to make it so that only one of the check boxes can be checked on each question.. Can anybody help

C:\fakepath\Ballot Test.odt

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answered 2020-08-26 19:28:05 +0200

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updated 2020-08-26 19:51:15 +0200


generally this is what radio buttons do - see the following sample file (added a Question 6 with radio buttons).


The important thing: Radio buttons belonging to the same group (see Group Name in Control Properties) define the mutually exclusive options).

Hope that helps

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answered 2020-08-26 19:22:03 +0200

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The only way to this with check boxes is by using macro to control it. Not the way to approach.

Instead use radio buttons. These are meant to select only a single item in a group. The group is set in the controls property on the General tab under Group name. Just give all controls within the same group (only one selected at a time) the same name such as Q1.

Have re-attached your sample with the first question changed to radio buttons.

Sample ------> ChangedBallotTest.odt

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