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How to add check mark in a cell with double clicking in Excel?

Author: Siluvia Last Modified: 2020-06-03

Normally, for inserting a check mark in a cell, you need to get into the Symbol dialog box, find the check mark symbol and insert it manually. But it is not so easy to find out the check mark symbol in the Symbol dialog box as there are numerous symbols listed inside. How to quickly add a check mark in a cell in Excel? This article will show you a VBA method to easily add check mark in a cell with double clicking only.

Double click to add check mark in a cell with VBA code


Double click to add check mark in a cell with VBA code

The following VBA code can help you add check mark in a cell with double clicking. Please do as follows.

1. Open the worksheet you need to add check mark into the cell, then right click and select View Code from the right-clicking menu.

2. In the Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications window, copy and paste the below VBA code into the Code window.

VBA code: Double click to add check mark in a cell

Private Sub Worksheet_BeforeDoubleClick(ByVal Target As Range, Cancel As Boolean)
    If Not Intersect(Target, Range("B1:B10")) Is Nothing Then
        Application.EnableEvents = False
        If ActiveCell.Value = ChrW(&H2713) Then
            ActiveCell.ClearContents
        Else
            ActiveCell.Value = ChrW(&H2713)
        End If
        Cancel = True
    End If
    Application.EnableEvents = True
End Sub

Note: In the code, B1:B10 is the range you will add check mark with double clicking. Please change it based on your need.

3. Press the Alt + Q keys to close the Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications window and return to the worksheet.

Now, double click on any cell in range B1:B10, the check mark will be entered automatically. And double clicking the cell again, the inserted check mark will be removed.

If you need to frequently use the check marks in your Excel daily work, here I recommend the Auto Text Utility of Kutools for Excel. With this feature, you can save a check mark as an auto text entry, and then resue it in the future with only one click in Excel as the below demo shown.
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hello bro, is it possible to add an icon?
for example double-click the first checklist icon ,and if you double click the second cross icon appears ,and double click the last to go blank .
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Bonjour,

Une fois ces cases cochées, j'aimerais qu'une cellule x m'additionne les chiffres d'une certaine colonne, est ce possible ?

Merci à vous, bonne soirée
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How do I make it so that it adds a time stamp on the adjacent cell after the double click?
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Hi Sora,
The following VBA code can do you a favor. Please give it a try. Thank you.
Private Sub Worksheet_BeforeDoubleClick(ByVal Target As Range, Cancel As Boolean)
'Updated by Extendoffice 20221125
    Dim xRight As Range
    Dim KeyCells As Range
    Set KeyCells = Range("B1:B10")
    Set xRight = Target.Offset(0, 1)
    If Not Application.Intersect(KeyCells, Range(Target.Address)) Is Nothing Then
        xRight.Value = Now()
    End If
Application.EnableEvents = True
End Sub
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Eu gostaria de saber se é possível adicionar a marca com apenas um clique ao invés de dois.
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Hi Ulisses Nonato,
If you want to add a check mark to a cell with only one mouse click, the following VBA code can do you a favor.
You need to click the right mouse button to activate the code.
Private Sub Worksheet_BeforeRightClick(ByVal Target As Range, Cancel As Boolean)
    'Updated by Extendoffice 20220714
    If Not Intersect(Target, Range("B1:B10")) Is Nothing Then
        Application.EnableEvents = False
        If ActiveCell.Value = ChrW(&H2713) Then
            ActiveCell.ClearContents
        Else
            ActiveCell.Value = ChrW(&H2713)
        End If
        Cancel = True
    End If
    Application.EnableEvents = True
End Sub
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How do i repeat this for multiple columns? 
For example i need it in the following:
E, F, I, J, M, N ,Q, R, U, V, Y, Z, AC, AD, AG, AH, AK, AL, AO, AP, AS, AT, AW, AX
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Hi crystal
is there a way to have checkmarks in A1:A10 along with B3:B10?
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Hi there! What would I add to the above code to get the cell to change color when the check box is added?
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Is there a way to loop this code so that it is on a lot of worksheets in one workbook?
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Hi leoflute,After pressing the Alt + F11 keys to open the Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications window, please double click ThisWorkbook to open the ThisWorkbook(Code) window, and then copy the below code into the code window. Don't forget to change the sheet names and the cell range in the code.<div data-tag="code">Private Sub Workbook_SheetBeforeDoubleClick(ByVal Sh As Object, ByVal Target As Range, Cancel As Boolean)
'Updated by Extendoffice 20201012
Dim xStrRg, xStrWs, xStrWsName As String
Dim xEEBol, xWSNBol, xBol As Boolean
Dim xArrWs
Dim xArrRg
Dim xI, xJ As Integer
Dim xWs As Worksheet
Dim xRg As Range

xStrWs = "Sheet5,Sheet1,Sheet2" 'The specific worksheet names
xStrRg = "B3:B10" 'The range of cells you will insert check marks
xArrWs = Split(xStrWs, ",")
xArrRg = Split(xStrRg, ",")

xEEBol = Application.EnableEvents
Application.EnableEvents = False
On Error Resume Next
xStrWsName = Sh.Name
xBol = False
xWSNBol = False
For xI = 0 To UBound(xArrWs)
If xStrWsName = xArrWs(xI) Then
xWSNBol = True
Exit For
End If
Next xI

If xWSNBol Then
Set xWs = Application.Worksheets.Item(xArrWs(xI))
For xJ = 0 To UBound(xArrRg)
Set xRg = Sh.Range(xArrRg(xJ))
If Not Intersect(Target, xRg) Is Nothing Then
xBol = True
Exit For
End If
Next xJ
End If

If xBol Then
If ActiveCell.Value = ChrW(&H2713) Then
ActiveCell.ClearContents
Else
ActiveCell.Value = ChrW(&H2713)
End If
Cancel = True
End If
Application.EnableEvents = xEEBol
End Sub

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como eu faço pra inserir a marca de seleção na célula, porém sem deletar o número que estiver digitado nela ou seja, a marca sairia na frente do número quando eu der duplo clique... e quando eu quizer apagar a marca, eu dou duplo clique novamente e a célula voltaria ao normar (continuaria apenas o número).
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Ola Luiz, tente essa alteracao. Ira funcionar nas celulas A2:A10 e D2:D5, altere conforme sua necessidade.

Tadao


Private Sub Worksheet_BeforeDoubleClick(ByVal Target As Range, Cancel As Boolean)
If Not Intersect(Target, Union(Range("A2:A10"), Range("D2:D5"))) Is Nothing Then
Application.EnableEvents = False
If Left(ActiveCell.Value, 1) = ChrW(&H2713) Then
ActiveCell.Value = Right(ActiveCell, Len(ActiveCell) - 1)
ActiveCell.HorizontalAlignment = xlRight
Else
ActiveCell.Value = ChrW(&H2713) & ActiveCell.Value
End If
Cancel = True
End If
Application.EnableEvents = True
End Sub
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