How To Insert A Clickable Checkbox In Word 2022

Inserting a checkbox into a Microsoft Word document is a quick way to create a form or survey. You can use checkboxes to create yes or no questions, multiple choice questions, or to list tasks that need to be completed. 

To insert a checkbox in Microsoft Word, click the “Developer” tab. Then, click “Check Box Content Control” in the Controls group. A checkbox will appear in your document. 

You can then click the checkbox to select it and click “Properties” in the Controls group. In the Check Box Properties window, you can select how the checkbox will function. For example, you can make the checkbox “X” checked by default, or you can add a “Checkmark” next to the checkbox.

When you’re finished, click “OK” to close the Check Box Properties window. Your checkbox is now ready to use!

However, In this tutorial, we’ll show you how to insert a checkbox that can be clicked to check or unchecked. We’ll also show you how to customize the checkbox. Let’s get started!


Procedure to Insert A Checkbox In Microsoft Word [2 Methods]

There are a few steps required to insert a checkbox in Microsoft Word. At first, you need to enable the Developer tab, you’ll need to:

Method 1: Using a “Developer” Tab

Step 1: Open your Word document in which you want to add a checkbox.

Step 2: Click the “File” from the top left of your screen. Then, select “Options” from the list that appears.

Step 3: 

  • In the “Word Options” dialog box, click “Customize Ribbon” on the left side.
  • In the “Customize the Ribbon” list on the right side, select “Main Tabs”.
  • Scroll down the list and select “Developer”.
  • Click the “OK” button at the bottom of the dialog box.

Now you’re able to insert a checkbox into your Word document by using the Developer tab:

Step 4: In the Developer tab, click “Check Box Content Control” in the “Controls” group. An empty checkbox will appear in your document.

Here, the issue is that the checkbox appears as “X” by default. You might want it to be a checkmark. To customize your “X” checkbox into a checkmark, you’ll need to:

  • Click the “Properties” in the “Control Properties” to view or modify the selected checkbox properties.
  • In the “Check Box Properties” dialog box, in the Checked Symbol click the “Change” button next to “Symbol”.
  • In the “Font” drop-down list, select “Wingdings”.
  • In the “Character code” box, type “254”.
  • Click the “OK” button at the bottom of the dialog box.

The selected checkbox should now appear as a checkmark. However, In the same process, you’re able to mark it as an “X” or uncheck the checkbox.

In the same process, you can un-checkmark, to do so click Developer>Properties. In the “Content Control Properties” dialog box right next to Show As: click the dropdown menu and select “None”.

After selecting “None” click below the “OK” button. 

Now you can see your checkbox appear in your Word document.

Method 2: Inserting a check box in printed documents

Step 1: To insert a checkbox into your paint document without a developer tab, you can use the Home tab>Paragraph group>Bullets.

Step 2: To create a new bulleted list click the “Define New Bullet” option in the bullet dialog box.

Step 3: In the below Bullet Character click “Symbol”

Step 4: In the Symbol dialog box select font “Wingdings 2” Now select the checkmark symbol and then click the “OK” button.

Step 5: Now your checkmark symbol will appear on your printed document. Also, you can copy the symbol where you want.