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List Box allows the user to select one or more values from a list.
To add a list box onto your form, switch to form editing mode and click the tool.
See also: Adding interactive fields
To edit a list box, right-click the list box and select Properties... on the shortcut menu.
See also: Editing interactive fields
On the General tab, you can specify the general properties of the list box (field name, pop-up tip, size, etc.).
Field Name - This is a required property. It will be displayed above the field in form editing mode. Each field must have a unique name. Field names must not start or end with a full stop or contain two or more consecutive full stops.
Tooltip - The text of the tip that appears when you point to the field in fill-out mode.
Required - If this option is selected, the field will be marked as required.
Read-Only - If this option is selected, the user will not be able to edit the field.
Width and Height - These boxes specify the size of the field in units selected in the Units box. The size of a field cannot be 0.
- The width and height of the field are independent of each other.
- The width and height of the field can only be changed in proportion to each other.
X and Y - These boxes contain the horizontal and vertical coordinates of the field. The coordinates start from the top left corner of the page.
Units - The measurement units for the field dimensions specified in the Width and Height boxes. The width and height of a field can be specified in centimeters, inches, or points.
On the Appearance tab, you can specify frame thickness and color, fill color, and font size and color.
Fill Color - The fill color.
Stroke Color - The color of the frame enclosing the field.
Thickness - The thickness of the frame enclosing the field.
Font Color - The color of text items selected from the list.
Font Name - The font to be used for text items selected from the list.
Font Size - The size of text items selected from the list.
Set as Default Style - The current settings will be used for any new list boxes that you create.
List Items tab
On the List Items tab, you can edit the list of items by adding, deleting or modifying items. You can also move an item up or down, make an item the default choice, or allow the user to select multiple items from the list.
List Items - Displays all the items that will appear in the list box.
Add - Adds a new item at the end of the list.
Edit - Modifies the selected item.
Delete - Deletes the selected item from the list.
To delete multiple items, click them one by one while holding down the Ctrl key and then click Delete.
Set as Default - Make the selected item the default choice. If the user clears data from all the fields, the default choice will be restored.
To specify a different item as the default choice, click that item and then click Set as Default.
Unset as Default - Removes the default status from the item that was previously made the default choice.
Use this button if you no longer need to suggest a default choice.
Up - Moves the selected item up in the list.
Down - Moves the selected item down in the list
Allow multiple selection - Allows the user to select multiple items from the list.
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