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HOW TO ADD A CHECKBOX TO A WORD DOCUMENT


Chidinma Amadi offers advice on adding a checkbox to a Word Document.
(c) 2010 UC Regents, Chidinma Amadi, March 2, 2012.

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To include a check box that can be checked electronically within your Word document, click the Developer tab. Once you have the Developer tab displayed in the ribbon, look in the controls group. The only command button available is the one for Legacy Tools. Click it. Then on the panel that appears, click on Check Box Form Field. The check box is inserted into your document. However, you cant check it we need to protect the document. Stay on the Developer tab and click Restrict Editing in the Protect group. The Restrict Editing and Formatting window appears over on the right. In this window we need to check the boxes for Formatting restrictions and Editing restrictions and also select Filling in forms in the dropdown list. Once all your selections have been made, click Yes, Start Enforcing Protection. You can either specify a password or leave it blank in the next dialogue box that appears. Now, in addition to the document being partially protected, the check box you inserted is checkable.

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