Checkboxes help us to make a checklist which resembles whether we have completed the task or it is still remaining. MS Word allows you to make a checklist with the checkboxes that are clickable. Checkbox once clicked is checked and on second click it gets unchecked. So let us see How to Insert Clickable Checkbox in MS Word 2016?
Step to Insert Clickable Checkbox in MS Word 2016:
Step 1: Open an MS Word document on your screen. To insert a checkbox in the document you have to add a Developer tab in the Ribbon. You can add Developer Tab in two ways either right click on any tab present on the Ribbon and among the popped options select Customize the Ribbon option, which will allow you to add Developer tab. For demonstration, I have chosen the second way. For that go the File Tab.
Step 2: Under File tab, click on the Options tab.
Step 3: A Word Options dialog box will pop out. In Word Options dialog box click on the Customize Ribbon tab present on the left-hand side of the window.
Step 4: At the right-hand side of the window you have Customize the Ribbon drop down box, select Main Tabs from there. Just below it, you can view a scroll box showing the main tabs that appear in the Ribbon. You have your Developer tab there, mark the checkbox in front of that and click OK.
Step 5: You can see that Developer tab (1) is added in Ribbon. Now, click where you want to add the checkbox (2). Then click on Check Box Content Control (3) button under Controls group of Developer tab. It will add a checkbox at the location of your cursor.
Step 6: To change the checked and unchecked symbol of your checkbox, turn ON the Design Mode. For that just click once the Design Mode button in Controls group under Developer tab.
Step 7: Now click on the checkbox of which you want to change the check and uncheck symbol and then click on Properties. You have to do this for each checkbox of which you want to change the check and uncheck symbol.
Step 8: A Content Control Properties dialog box will get opened. Under CheckBox Properties there is a Change button in front of Checked Symbol and Unchecked symbol. Click on that Change button.
Step 9: A Symbol dialog box will get opened. Choose a symbol and click OK. Now, click on Design Mode button to turn it OFF this is because the checkboxes won’t work until the Design Mode is ON.
Step 10: Now when you click checkbox it will turn into the symbol you had chosen.
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Wow! so complicated!?!
This was so useful! Thank you.