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Old 11-30-2016, 12:49 PM
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I have a word document form that I utilize for requests. I have check boxes in the form that selections are made from. I want to restrict some of these check boxes from being selected based on other check boxes that were selected. As a simple example, if i had a section with a Yes and No checkbox, I want to prohibit the the No checkbox from being checked once the Yes one is checked. Some of my sections it may be more complex; I would need multiple checkboxes restricted if a specific one is checked in this section.
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In such cases, it would be far simpler to use a single dropdown with Yes/No, etc. answers, so that only one choice is possible.

Creating mutually-exclusive checkboxes requires programming. If you really want to go down that path see, for example:
https://www.msofficeforums.com/word-...tml#post107008
https://www.msofficeforums.com/word-...html#post33489
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As Paul said, the simplest solution is a drop-down with choices.
If you want to go the coding route, much of the work has been done. See Content Controls Custom Checkboxes.
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Paul - Charles......thank you for the quick response.
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