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~~Ariel~~
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Hi Kate,
I don’t think you can change the shape of the arrow in a dropdown box.
Regarding making custom shapes for checkmarks: You can select the various states of the checkmark (Normal On, Normal Off), etc., and play around with the stroke and fill options. You can also go in with the white arrow and change the actual shape of the checkmark.
Also, you could even create a multi-state object in InDesign (https://www.peachpit.com/articles/article.aspx?p=1924981&seqNum=13), and then use that as a checkbox.
The biggest issue with checkboxes, though, is how they appear in Acrobat.
Their appearance in Acrobat very much depends on whether the user has selected the “show field highlights” option. Because if they have (and this is, unfortunately for us, selected by default), the appearance of checkboxes gets very weird.
For this reason, I think I would stick to the defaults.
Not sure I’ve understood the issue with the radio button and object style…