Typically, check boxes are utilised when a user creates a form. It is best to use the template format when creating forms, and then add whatever controls (like check boxes) you feel are necessary. Microsoft still does not see the need to add ticks to their check box controls. So, to get this effect, you have to manually build it.
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Create the box. Click on the “Insert” tab. Select the “Shapes” option. Select “Text Box” in the "Basic Shapes" section. Use the sizing tool and create the size of the box you want to use.
Click inside the box. Now it is ready to accept text.
Click “Symbol” in the Symbols group.
Select “More Symbols” in the drop-down menu.
Click the “Symbols” tab. Click the down-arrow next to “Font” and select "Wingdings."
Scroll through the list and find the check mark symbol. This is usually located near the bottom of the list. Click it. Click the “Insert” button. Click the “Close” button. You now have a check mark in a box.
Tips and warnings
- The following are tips on using the check box feature in Word 2007. This will not create a check mark in the check box, but it does create the Microsoft standard check box.
- Check a check box:
- Double-click the check box. The "Check Box Form Field Options" window will open.
- Click the "Checked" radio button in the Default Value section.
- Click the "OK" button.
- To create a check box:
- Click the "Developer" tab.
- Click the "Legacy Tools" icon in the Controls group.
- Select the "Check Box Form Field" icon in the Legacy Forms section.
- To remove the shading around the check box:
- Select the "Form Field Shading" icon in the Legacy Forms section.
- To delete a check box:
- Highlight the check box and press the "Delete" key.
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