The Ultimate Guide: How to Insert Checkbox in Word on Mac or Windows

July 21, 2022
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Word is one of the best document softwares for typing any kind whether it be legal, academic, business letter writing etc. Apart from merely typing text, you can also make a checklist. For this, you need to insert a checkbox in the word document on mac or windows. This feature allows users to make application forms, create to-do list, or even make a typical checklist.

There are two ways to insert a checkbox in a word document on Mac or windows. Either you can insert blank checkbox or predefined checkbox in Word.

For tutorial purpose, the method is shown for Windows operating system but also works similarly on Mac.

How to insert blank checkbox option in Word on Windows

1.Open the an existing Word document to insert checbox or create a new document. For tutorial purposes, an existing document is opened.

2.Decide the location to insert the checkbox, bring your cursor there and click. You should see the cursor blinking.

3.Now go the Insert tab at top of Word and click it. The ribbon panel of Insert tab will open

4.Now move your cursor to the arrow symbol at the top most right corner and click it. This will bring more options available within Insert tab

5.Now click on Forms option, a drop-down menu will appear.

6.Now click on the “Check Box Form Field”.

7.The blank checbox is now added.

8.To tickmark the checkbox, move your cursor inside the checbox.

9.Now double-click it. A “Checkbox form field box options” will appear.

10.Now click on the “Checked” option to enable it.

11.Now click “Ok”.

12.The checkbox is now tickmarked

Note: You can undo the tickmark by double clicking the checkbox and select un-checked

How to insert predefined checkbox option in Word on Windows

2.Decide the location to insert the checkbox, bring your cursor there and click. You should see the cursor blinking.

3.Now go the Insert tab at top of Word and click it. The ribbon panel of Insert tab will open

4.Now move your cursor to the arrow symbol at the top most right corner and click it. This will bring more options available within Insert tab

5.Now click on “Symbol” option, a drop-down menu will appear.  

6.Choose from any of the three pre-defined checkbox option and click it once.

7.The checkbox is now added.

8.If you select blank checkbox, you can tickmark it by moving your cursor inside the checbox and click it once. If you select any of the two tickmarked checkboxes then you can not edit it.

These steps to insert checkbox in word on mac or windows will allow you to add checkbox very easily. But if you want to get more information Word features, you can subscribe to WPS Academy to learn in detail.

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