Microsoft Word 2016 - Link Radio buttons to activate check boxes and/or highlight as well.

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Morning,

 

I have been tasked with somehow linking a group that contains radio buttons (4) that when selected marks check boxes below. Is this possible? Is VBA needed to accomplish this? if so, how?

 

This is the form. Can i select a radio button and populate check boxes automatically?This is the form. Can i select a radio button and populate check boxes automatically?

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@Dmcmillo Yes, this will require VBA.

 

While Word provides only one kind of radio button (ActiveX), there are three kinds of check boxes -- content controls, legacy (protected) form fields, and ActiveX.

form checkbox types.png

Each type needs slightly different macro programming. Which type does your form have? Further, each type has a different way of naming each check box so it can be individually addressed. Have you named them, and if so what scheme have you used for assigning the names (or have you accepted the defaults)?