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Mapping to Checkbox Fields

When mapping a Gravity Forms field to a PDF checkbox field, it’s crucial to make sure you’re sending the checkbox field’s export value from Gravity Forms to Fillable PDFs to ensure it gets checked.

How To Find The Export Value

Adobe Acrobat Check Box Properties Dialog

To find the export value of your PDF checkbox field, first open your PDF template in Adobe Acrobat and enter Prepare Form mode. Next, double click on the checkbox field (or right click and select Properties) to open the Check Box Properties window.

Then, click on the Options tab. You can then view and change the Export Value setting for the checkbox field.

Preparing Your Gravity Forms Field

Now that we know the PDF checkbox field’s export value, we need to setup our Gravity Forms field to use the same value.

For Checkbox or Radio Button Gravity Forms fields, click the Show Values checkbox. Then, for the field choice that pairs with your PDF checkbox field, set the choice value to the export value.

Next, map that Gravity Forms field from the previous step to your PDF checkbox field. When the user selects that choice when filling out the form, the checkbox field will be checked in the generated PDF.