How To Make A Live Check Box In Microsoft Word

Do you want to know how to make a live check box in Microsoft Word? The directions vary based on what version of Word you have on your computer.

If you have Microsoft Word 2003, follow these instructions to insert a live check box into your document:

  1. First, insert a table by clicking on the Table menu at the top of the screen, then Insert, then Table. A box will appear where you can select the number of columns and number of rows. Type 2 in the columns box, and for rows, type the number of list items you'd like to include. Then click OK.
  2. To insert your live check box, click on the top left cell in the table you just created. Then click on View at the top of the screen, then Toolbars, then Forms.
  3. In the Forms box that appears, click Check Box Form Field, then click OK. This will insert your live check box.
  4. Next to the check box, use the second column in the table to type the text you'd like the user to check off.

If you have Microsoft Word 2007, follow these instructions to insert a live check box into your document:

  1. First, insert a table by clicking on the Insert Tab at the top of the screen. Then, on the Tables section, click Table.
  2. A box will appear where you can select the number of columns and number of rows. Type 2 in the columns box, and for rows, type the number of list items you'd like to include. Then click OK.
  3. To add a live check box, you will need to make sure that the Developer tab is visible. To do this, click on the Microsoft Office button, which looks like four colored squares inside a circle. Then, click on Word Options, then Popular, then Show Developer Tab in Ribbon.
  4. To insert your live check box, click on the top left cell in the table you just created. On the Developer tab, under the Controls group, click Legacy Tools.
  5. Under Legacy Forms, click the check box form field, then hold down the control button on your keyboard and press the Y key to insert.
  6. Next to the check box, use the second column in the table to type the text you'd like the user to check off.

If you have Microsoft Word 2010, follow these instructions to insert a live check box into your document:

  1. On the Developer tab, in the Controls group, click on Check Box Content Controls.
  2. Click on the place in the document where you'd like to insert the check box, then press OK.
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