4 Replies Latest reply: Mar 13, 2013 3:09 PM by Wayne Contello
Stevan Level 1 (55 points)

How to export a number form with Checkbox's that can be ticked afther the number file has bieng exported to  PDF ?




iMac, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2), still prefer tiger
  • Wayne Contello Level 6 (17,564 points)

    I do no think this is possible using Numbers.  I found some tools from Adobe (InDesign) that do this.

  • Stevan Level 1 (55 points)

    Apple confirmed Numbers dose not supports the feature of exporting editabel PDF

    you have to make a sheet having Akrobat in mind wenn greating it  then export to pdf and open in Akrobat.

    there you have to select Forms / Edit / left cklick and selecte  Checkbox and place box were you wanted.

    if you have many off them you out off luck, very time comsuming.


    better to start in Akrobat in the first place.




  • MacKyver Level 1 (5 points)

    Hi Wayne, can you elaborate how you use Adobe InDesign to accomplish the task of adding checkboxes to pdf exported from Numbers? I hava a Numbers documents with hundreds and hundreds of checkboxes but my users do not have the Numbers App so the only way to distribute is exporting as PDF but as you know, the checkboxes exported by Numbers App cannot be "ticked".


    I checked Adobe Acrobat, it seems I can only insert one checkbox at a time manually, it wouldn't even line up based on the table rows exported by numbers, so it's almost an impossible task in Acrobat.

  • Wayne Contello Level 6 (17,564 points)

    I do not have actual experience with this... I searched using Google and found that information.  I would visit the Adobe website.


    Best regards,