How to Create a Check Box in Excel 2007

Written by christopher kennedy
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How to Create a Check Box in Excel 2007
Insert a check box in your Excel spreadsheet. (OK-check image by Brett Bouwer from

Microsoft Excel features many different options for creating the perfect spreadsheet. In addition to calculating data and presenting graphs a user can create a form complete with a radio button or even a check box. Coupled with Excel's strong data management, users can send their Excel spreadsheets as surveys, applications, and have the data all in one location. Adding a check box to an Excel 2007 spreadsheet can be done after enabling Developer settings.

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  1. 1

    Open Microsoft Excel 2007.

  2. 2

    Click the "Office" button located in the left corner of the window represented by the Microsoft Office Logo.

  3. 3

    Click "Excel Options" located along the bottom of the menu on the right.

  4. 4

    Click the tab titled "Popular" and select the check box next to "Show Developer tab in the Ribbon." Click "OK" when you have finished to exit.

  5. 5

    Click the "Developer" tab along the Office menu. Click "Insert" and select the check box from the set of options.

  6. 6

    Click-and-drag your mouse to draw the check box to your desired size.

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