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From the book Adding radio buttons

Adding radio buttons

Radio buttons present the person filling out the form with two or more choices, but only one of the choices can be selected at a time, unlike check boxes, which do allow multiple choices to be selected. Radio buttons are often simple circles; however, you can design your own, more elaborate buttons or choose from several sample buttons included with InDesign. In this lesson, you’ll use one of the sample radio buttons.

  1. Choose Window > Fit page in Window, and then zoom into the “What’s your connection with hockey?” portion of the form on page 4.
  2. Choose Sample Buttons and Forms from the Button and Forms panel menu or click the Samples Buttons And Forms panel icon () located to the left of the Pages panel icon to display the Sample Buttons And Forms panel. If necessary, reposition and resize the panel so that you can see the “What’s your connection with hockey?” portion of the form.
  3. Drag the radio button named “9” in the Sample Buttons And Forms panel and position it below the text frame with the text “What’s your connection with hockey?” Align the top of the topmost radio button with the top of the line of text to the right.
  4. In the Control panel, make sure that the upper-left reference point is selected in the reference point locator (), enter % in the Scale X Percentage box, and then press Enter or Return.
  5. In the Buttons And Forms panel, enter Hockey Connection in the Name box, and then press Enter or Return.
  6. Choose Edit > Deselect All or click an empty area of the page or pasteboard.
  7. Use the Selection tool () to select the first radio button (to the left of “I’m a player.”).
  8. In Buttons And Forms panel, enter Player in the Button Value field, and then press Enter or Return.
  9. Repeat steps 6 and 7 to name the middle button Coach and the bottom button Parent.
  10. Choose File > Save.
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