How to Delete a Check Box in Adobe Acrobat

By Techwalla Computers Editor

A check box is a common field included in most forms that are created in Adobe Acrobat 8 Professional. If you decide you no longer need the check box, you can easily delete it in just a few simple steps. Follow the directions below to find out the best way to delete an unwanted check box from a form in Adobe Acrobat.

Things You'll Need

  • Adobe Acrobat 8 Professional

Step 1

Start Adobe Acrobat 8 Professional and open a PDF from your files that contains a check box that you would like to delete from the document.

Step 2

Select the "View" menu, point to "Toolbars" and click on "Forms" to open the "Forms" toolbar onto your Adobe Acrobat desktop.

Step 3

Choose the "Check box Tool" from the "Forms" toolbar. This tool is the second tool from the left side of the toolbar is represented by a checkmark inside of a check box. Once you have chosen this button, all the check boxes in the open PDF will be surrounded by black resizing handles.

Step 4

Click on the check box that you want to delete from the document. Once selected, the check box will be surrounded by a red outline and sizing handles.

Step 5

Press the "Delete" key on your keyboard. The selected check box will immediately be deleted from the PDF document.

Step 6

Continue to delete any other check boxes in the document that you no longer want to be included in the PDF form by clicking on them with your mouse and using your "Delete" key on your keyboard to delete them.