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Microsoft Word Mac Insert Checkbox

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  1. Oct 29, 2019 Click on Word at the top menu bar. Go to Preferences. Click on ‘Ribbon & Toolbar’. Check Developer on the right-side list. Click on Save. Close the window. Go to Developer tab. Click on Check Box.
  2. Here’s how: Step 1: Customize the ribbon. Step 2: Add Developer tab to Ribbon. Step 3: Click check box icon to insert a check box at your cursor’s location.
  3. Sep 01, 2019  The check mark is a symbol used to indicate that something that was confirmed after review. Although the physical keyboard does not include it, if you are working on a document in Microsoft Word, you can easily insert it through the dialog square, as a symbol, or via a keyboard shortcut.

I have several Word documents with check boxes. On Windows, you can simply click them to change the status (checked / not checked). But the only way I found to check/uncheck the checkbox with Word 15 or greater for macOS is to double click it and then to switch the value in the form field options.

How to insert check box list in Word?

Sometimes you may need to insert check box list into document. But do you know how to insert check box list in Word? This tutorial will show you tricky way to insert check box list in Word document.

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Step 1: click Bullets button in Paragraph group, and click Define New Bullet;

Step 2: click Symbol button under Bullet character;

Besides, you can enter the Symbol dialog by clicking Insert tab > Symbol from the Symbol group. Then select More Symbols… from the list box. See screenshot:

Step 3: choose Wingdings2 from Font, choose the check box symbol and click OK.

Step 4: click Bullets button in Paragraph group again, and choose check box symbol in the Bullets Library. Press Enter key after inserting text and check box symbol will be inserted automatically.

Or click Symbol button in Symbol group again to choose the check box symbol.

Insert check box list in Word with Kutools for Word

With Kutools for Word, you can easily insert check box list to document.

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1. Before inserting, you need to select the content which you want to insert check box.

2. And then please apply this utility by clicking Kutools > Check Box > Check Box List.

3. After clicking Check Box List, you can see the result as shown in the below screenshots:

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How to quickly insert checkbox symbol into Word document?

There are two kinds of checkbox in Microsoft Word, checkbox symbol and interactive checkbox. Checkbox symbol usually be applied to printable document and interactive checkbox can be checked electronically within Word document. This tutorial will show you how to insert checkbox symbol into Word document.

One click to insert checkbox symbol or checkbox (content control) in Word

In general, you can insert a checkbox symbol with finding it from symbol library, or insert a checkable checkbox control with enabling Developer tab and adding such a content control. Both seem not easy! Do not worry! Kutools for Word provides a Check Box feature, not only supports a various kinds of checkbox symbols, but also can help you insert checkable checkbox control with only one click easily! Click for 60-day free trial!

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Insert checkbox symbol in Word

Please process following steps to insert checkbox symbol in Word.

1. Put the cursor at the place you will insert the checkbox symbol, and click Insert > Symbol > More Symbols. See screenshot:

2. In the opening Symbol dialog box, please (1) choose Wingdings 2 from Font draw down list; (2) select one of specified checkbox symbols you will add; (3) click the Insert button. See screenshot:
Now the specified checkbox symbol is inserted at the cursor place.

3. For inserting the specified checkbox symbol at another place, please put the cursor at the place you will insert the symbol, and click the Insert button in the Symbol dialog box.

4. Close the Symbol dialog box.

Insert multiple checkbox symbols in bulk with Bullets feature

This method will guide you to define the specified checkbox symbol as your custom bullets, and then you can easily insert multiple checkbox symbols in bulk by applying the custom bullets. Please do as follows:

1. Select the content you will add the checkbox symbols for, and click Home > Bullets > Define New Bullet. See screenshot:

2. In the opening Define New Bullet dialog box, please click the Symbol button. See screenshot:

3. Now the Symbol dialog box comes out. Please (1) select Windings 2 from the Font drop down list; (2) select one of checkbox symbols from below table; and (3) click the OK button. See screenshot:
4. Click the OK button in the Define New Bullet dialog box.

And now the specified checkbox symbol is added at the font of each row in bulk at once.

Note: If you need to batch add the specified checkbox symbols in future, you can select the rows, and then click the specified checkbox symbol from the Bullets drop down list directly. See screenshot:

One click to insert checkbox symbol into Word document with Kutools for Word

If you have Kutools for Word installed, you can apply its Check Box feature to easily insert checkbox symbols with only one click in Word.

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Put the cursor at the place you will insert a checkbox symbol, and click Kutools > Check Box, and then specify one of checkbox symbols from the drop down list. See screenshot:
For inserting checkbox symbols at many places, please repeat above processing as you need.

Note: Besides inserting a various kinds of checkbox symbols, Kutools for Word's Check box feature also supports to insert checkbox content controls, checkbox (active X control), and a checkbox list with only one click in Word.

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    How do i make the checkbox go across?
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      Hi Gar,
      For checkbox symbols, you can’t check them;
      For check boxes (content control), clicking the checkboxes will go across them;
      For check boxes (ActiveX Control) by Kutools, you need to turn off the Design Mode by clicking Developer > Design Mode, and then clicking checkboxes to go across them.
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