How to Add Checkbox Controls to a Word Document in Windows 10?

Please let me know that how to add checkbox controls to a Word document. I am facing some issues in this while doing this. Help me.

Tymal Boult 1   Ans 4 months ago
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Add Checkbox Controls to a Word Document:

We all are familiar with the checkbox on MS word. The box either remains blank, has an X, or a checkmark. These checkbox controls are used while creating different lists. You can either manually add bullets before every item or you can update them with a single click.

Here in this article, you will learn how to add checkboxes to a simple to-do list. First, we will learn how to add a checkbox and then we will learn how to add a checkbox control. 

How to Add a Checkbox to a to-do List that You want to Print?

Below are the easy steps that you need to follow to add checkbox controls using a bullet list. 

  • Select the entire textual list that you want to print. 
  • Go to the Home tab if required. 
  • After that, select bullets from the paragraph group. 
  • Then, select the option of Define New Bullet. 
  • Select Symbol from the resulting dialog box. 
  • Now, go to the front drop-down and then select Wingdings. 
  • After that, go to the first row and then select the checkbox appearing in the first row. You may see this symbol in a different spot.  
  • Then, select Ok twice.

Now, MS Word will replace the default bullet with the chosen checkbox. It won't let you check anything in the actual document but it is extremely useful for printing. 

How to Update Checkbox Control Onscreen? 

If you wish to uncheck or check the checkboxes in a word document, then use the content control feature. You can see these controls on a Developer tab. This tab is not visible by default. To see the Developer tab. If required, do the following things. 

  • Go to your ribbon's background and right-click anywhere. After that, select the option of Customize the Ribbon. 
  • Check the Developer icon and then click on OK. 

To add checkbox content control, below are the steps that you need to follow. 

  • Keep your cursor where you want the first control. 
  • Select the Developer tab. 
  • Go to the Controls group and then select the checkbox content control. 

Sadly, you can't insert content controls to the group of items, the way you add the bullets. You need to manually add the control to every item in the list. Select checked or unchecked using the checkbox content control toggles. 

Mick Jone 19 February 2022