displayed when the mouse is hovered over the field. The tooltip must include all group
names, field names and any constraint information to be provided to the user.
If applicable, navigate to and activate the Required checkbox for checkboxes that are
Navigate to and select the Options tab.
If desired, navigate to and select the Check Box is Checked by Default checkbox if a pre-
determined answer needs to be selected when the form is opened.
Add additional attributes through the other tabs in the dialog as necessary.
Navigate to and activate the Close button.
Confirm an editable checkbox appears next to its associated label.
Repeat steps to add more checkboxes.
Radio buttons are used to make a list of items where only one item can be selected from the list.
They are useful in short lists or for Yes or No types of questions. All radio buttons within a group
must share the same group name but have an individual name for each button choice.
With form editing mode active, locate and activate the Add New Field button.
Select Check Box from the sub-menu.
Using the mouse, select a location within the main document to add the radio button. It
is most appropriate to add a radio button to the left of its on-screen label if possible.
Activate the Context menu of the newly added radio button and select Properties...
Confirm the Radio Button Properties dialog appears and General is the active tab.
Navigate to the Name edit field and replace the text with an appropriate group name for
the radio buttons. For example, if the related radio buttons are individually named Red,
Blue and Green, an appropriate group name would be Favorite Color. The name of a
field is not displayed to the user.
Navigate to and enter a description of the individual radio button (ex. Favorite Color -
Red) in the Tooltip field. The tooltip is what associates the field to its neighboring label
and may provide additional information to the user about the field. The tooltip is
interpreted by assistive technology or is displayed when the mouse is hovered over the
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Creating Accessible PDFs with Adobe Acrobat XI