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How to quickly insert checkbox symbol into Word document?

There are two kinds of checkbox in Microsoft Word, checkbox symbol and interactive checkbox. Checkbox symbol usually be applied to printable document and interactive checkbox can be checked electronically within Word document. This tutorial will show you how to insert checkbox symbol into Word document.

Insert checkbox symbol with Symbol feature

Insert multiple checkbox symbols in bulk with Bullets feature

One click to insert checkbox symbol into Word document with Kutools for Word

One click to insert checkbox symbol or checkbox (content control) in Word

In general, you can insert a checkbox symbol with finding it from symbol library, or insert a checkable checkbox control with enabling Developer tab and adding such a content control. Both seem not easy! Do not worry! Kutools for Word provides a Check Box feature, not only supports a various kinds of checkbox symbols, but also can help you insert checkable checkbox control with only one click easily! Click for 60-day free trial!
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arrow blue right bubble Insert checkbox symbol in Word

Please process following steps to insert checkbox symbol in Word.

1. Put the cursor at the place you will insert the checkbox symbol, and click Insert > Symbol > More Symbols. See screenshot:

2. In the opening Symbol dialog box, please (1) choose Wingdings 2 from Font draw down list; (2) select one of specified checkbox symbols you will add; (3) click the Insert button. See screenshot:

Now the specified checkbox symbol is inserted at the cursor place.

3. For inserting the specified checkbox symbol at another place, please put the cursor at the place you will insert the symbol, and click the Insert button in the Symbol dialog box.

4. Close the Symbol dialog box.


arrow blue right bubble Insert multiple checkbox symbols in bulk with Bullets feature

This method will guide you to define the specified checkbox symbol as your custom bullets, and then you can easily insert multiple checkbox symbols in bulk by applying the custom bullets. Please do as follows:

1. Select the content you will add the checkbox symbols for, and click Home > Bullets > Define New Bullet. See screenshot:

2. In the opening Define New Bullet dialog box, please click the Symbol button. See screenshot:

3. Now the Symbol dialog box comes out. Please (1) select Windings 2 from the Font drop down list; (2) select one of checkbox symbols from below table; and (3) click the OK button. See screenshot:

4. Click the OK button in the Define New Bullet dialog box.

And now the specified checkbox symbol is added at the font of each row in bulk at once.

Note: If you need to batch add the specified checkbox symbols in future, you can select the rows, and then click the specified checkbox symbol from the Bullets drop down list directly. See screenshot:


arrow blue right bubble One click to insert checkbox symbol into Word document with Kutools for Word

If you have Kutools for Word installed, you can apply its Check Box feature to easily insert checkbox symbols with only one click in Word.

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Put the cursor at the place you will insert a checkbox symbol, and click Kutools > Check Box, and then specify one of checkbox symbols from the drop down list. See screenshot:
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For inserting checkbox symbols at many places, please repeat above processing as you need.

Note: Besides inserting a various kinds of checkbox symbols, Kutools for Word's Check box feature also supports to insert checkbox content controls, checkbox (active X control), and a checkbox list with only one click in Word.
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    Renna · 2 years ago
    Very Helpful, thanks so much
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    aziz · 3 years ago
    Thanks so much really helpfull
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    Terry · 3 years ago
    Mighty!! Thank you very much
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    MPR · 4 years ago
    Great & easy to follow instructions. Thank you!
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    Gar · 4 years ago
    How do i make the checkbox go across?
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      · 2 years ago
      Hi Gar,


      For checkbox symbols, you can’t check them;


      For check boxes (content control), clicking the checkboxes will go across them;


      For check boxes (ActiveX Control) by Kutools, you need to turn off the Design Mode by clicking Developer > Design Mode, and then clicking checkboxes to go across them.
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    Faizur Rahman · 4 years ago
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    Sam · 4 years ago
    Thank you! The instructions were clear and accurate.
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    Chris · 5 years ago
    Thank you!!! This was very helpful, quick and easy to understand!!!
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    NEHAL · 5 years ago
    Thanks heaps for the information and making it so quick and easy.
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    Bobby McWilmington · 5 years ago
    Very informative article indeed.
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    Sonia · 5 years ago
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    Wholls · 5 years ago
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