There is a way! But only if you haven’t saved the document already. Right after you fill or check a box you didn’t intend to, type Ctrl-Z. That’s it!. The majority of the forms make use of the most fundamental form fields, such as simple text fields, radio buttons and check boxes. Once again, please remember. Whenever the form runs on the desktop or Trimble the boxes are checked. I want the default set to uncheck. I typed in “False” in the default.

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Uncheck All Radio Buttons on a PDF Form

It should be way easier to do something simple like uncheck a radio button. If you find Nerdaphernalia useful or entertainingplease consider making a donation: Alternately, you may make a photocopy of the completed form for your records or save an electronic copy on your own computer if you are using Adobe Acrobat 5. This site is specifically for programming related questions.

You can make those and other changes. When the cursor changes from the hand tool to the hand pointer, click your left mouse button to check the box.


And as mentioned, this is by design, it’s not a mistake. January 30, at 5: Probably because some folks that use radio buttons don’t want you to have the option to clear fields and if they DID want you to have it, they would either use check boxes or have a reset button.

Make changes to check boxes

But the form is complicated already kicked back once — and my problem is, what if I mistakenly click on the wrong check box and I want to take it back like answer a question on the form, someplace on the form that does not apply – like mistakenly answering a question in the citizenship and Resident Alien section — I think you can understand the situation.

You can increase the magnification of the form to make it easier to view, read and complete. How to uncheck ‘Rotate Content’? Single-line text boxes allow you to enter text on a single line within the specific confines of the box.

Multi-line text boxes allow you to enter multiple lines of text depending on the size of the box or space provided. Was this information helpful? There is a way!


June 29, at Once again, please remember: Since form data cannot be saved when using Adobe Reader, we strongly recommend that you print two copies of the filled-out form: You’re likely to get better answers on something like an Adobe forum about Acrobat for example.

I’m using Adobe Acrobat 9 Pro. May 8, at 1: I will mark your first response as “Correct Answer”, assuming that there is no fix for this issue Bad Adobe. Can’t Uncheck Checkboxes How about a menu item: Thanks for the help. Back to Edit mode, delete that button. The time now is Can someone actually summarize the solution here instead of bouncing around.

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Do what Fred says from inside the JavaScript debugger console. Thank you for this!

These forms cannot be submitted electronically. Thank you fillabld your feedback! I too was wondering how to clear all the boxes that I clicked on when trying out the form. It worked for me in May