Checkbox feature in Microsoft Word helps its users to make a checklist that resembles whether he/she have completed the task or not. One can make a checklist with the help of check boxes that are clickable. One click on Checkbox once clicked gets it checked, and the second click on it gets unchecked. Now, you have understood the purpose of using Checkbox utility in Word application. Since 2016 edition of MS Word is the latest one and most of the users are using it, let us study in detail on how to insert clickable checkbox in Word application.
Procedure for inserting clickable checkbox in MS Word 2016:
Step 1: Open a Word file on your computer, and add a Developer tab in the Ribbon to insert a checkbox in the document. Developer Tab can be added in two ways: right click on any tab present on the Ribbon and among the popped options choose to Customize the Ribbon option that will allow you to add Developer Tab. Here, the second way is taken for demonstration. Now, go to the File Tab.
Step 2: Now, click on the Options tab under File tab
Step 3: Then, a Word Options dialog box will be displayed. In Word Options dialog box, click on the Customize Ribbon tab that is present on the left-hand side of the window.
Step 4: You will see Customize the Ribbon drop down box at the right-hand side of the window, from where you need to select Main Tabs. Just below the Customize the Ribbon tab, you will see a scroll box showing the Main Tabs that appear in the Ribbon. You can see your Developer tab there, just mark the checkbox in front of that and click OK.
Step 5: You will see now the Developer tab (1) is added in Ribbon. Now, click the place where you want to add the checkbox (2). Click on the Checkbox Content Control (3) button under Controls group of Developer tab. It will add a checkbox at the location of your cursor.
Step 6: Now, turn ON the Design Mode to change the checked and unchecked symbol of your checkbox. For this, just click on the Design Mode button in Controls group under Developer tab.
Step 7: Click on the checkbox of which you want to change the check and uncheck symbol and then click on Properties. You need to do this for each checkbox of which you want to change the check and uncheck symbol.
Step 8: Now, a Content Control Properties dialog box will pop-up. You will see a Change button in front of the Checked Symbol and Unchecked Symbol under the Checkbox Properties. Click on that change button.
Step 9: A Symbol dialog box will be popped out now. Select an appropriate symbol and click OK. Then, click on Design Mode button to turn it OFF, as the checkbox won’t work as long as the Design Mode is ON.
Step 10: Whenever you click on the checkbox, it will turn into the symbol that you has chosen.
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