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How to Make a Checklist in OneNote

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

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

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

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

  8. Tip

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

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About the Author

Gina Poirier has a professional background in nonprofit administration and management, primarily with youth development organizations. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in international studies from the University of Washington and a Master of Public Administration from the University of Alaska Anchorage.

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