PDF Forms: radio buttons looks like check boxes when form is converted to PDF.

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    WebServ
    Asked on January 20, 2017 at 09:31 AM

    I am working on a form that needs to be saved as a pdf for printing purposes and that form will eventually be read by OMR software.  Keeping bubbles and font is very important.  When I save the form as a pdf, it changes bubbles to squares and the font is much smaller.  It also shades in each answer choice. Is there a way to keep formatting exactly the same when saving as a pdf form?

    Thank you!

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    BDAVID
    Answered on January 20, 2017 at 11:50 AM

    I will forward this to our back-end team. You will be updated via this thread when it gets fixed.

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    eugene
    Answered on December 26, 2018 at 07:53 AM

    Sorry for our late response about this.

    I investigated this issue.

    Normally, single choice fields have radio buttons as input and multiple choice fields have checkboxes as the input fields. 

    In your situation, the theme you use for your form makes the checkbox input fields look like radio buttons. But converting to fillable PDF process takes out the native version of the input field which is a checkbox.

    That's why you see checkboxes instead of radio buttons after converting.

    I opened a feature request regarding this for our new PDF Editor.

    You can track it from the thread: https://www.jotform.com/answers/1682493 

    Thank you.