How to Make a Checklist in OneNote

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How to Make a Checklist in OneNote
Make your checklists electronic with OneNote. (Comstock/Comstock/Getty Images)

Microsoft OneNote is a versatile program that you can use to organise any task or project. If you are a list person, you will appreciate the program's ability to make a checklist on any note. Do this by inserting check box "tabs" next to every item you want to complete. After you have created a checklist, you can cross items off your list by putting checks in the boxes.

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  1. 1

    Click the tab for the page you want to write a checklist on or create a new page. Title the page appropriately by double-clicking the tab or entering the title at the top of the page.

  2. 2

    Click a location on the note page where you would like to start your checklist.

  3. 3

    Find the "Tags" group on the "Home" tab of the OneNote Ribbon.

  4. 4

    Click the "To Do" check box to insert the first check box for your list. Alternatively, hold the "CTRL" key and press "1."

  5. 5

    Enter information about the task or item on your checklist next to the check box and press "Enter" to move your cursor down to the next line.

  6. 6

    Repeat as many times as necessary to add items to your checklist.

  7. 7

    Click the check boxes to track your progress on your list.

Tips and warnings

  • To save yourself the trouble of designing your own checklist, download a template from

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