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How to add check boxes to Word Documents

November 30th, 2016 | by Shree H. Niraula
How to add check boxes to Word Documents

When you are creating surveys or forms, with Microsoft Word, it is usually a good idea to add check boxes to make the options easy to read and answer. There are two main methods which you can use. The first method is ideal for documents that you want people to fill out digitally, while the second option is great for printed documents like to-do lists.

Content Control for Digital Documents

In order to create fillable forms, you will need to start by enabling the developer tab by clicking on the “File” drop-down menu and then choose “Options.” Open the “Customize Ribbon” tab and select the “Main Tabs” option under “Customize the Ribbon.”

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Once you have done this, you will notice that an additional menu has been added to the top of the screen with several new developer options.

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Now that you have enabled the Developer Tab, you are ready to add your check boxes. Simply create your question, as well as the responses. Open the developer tab, and click on the “Check Box Content Control” option.


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Once you have done this, you should repeat it for all your responses. You will see the check box next to your answers as shown below.

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